What Does Mold Remediation Mean?

by | Jun 9, 2022

Here in South Florida, we’re no stranger to various types of molds. The high humidity, higher temperatures, and abundance of water are the perfect home for mold. Commercial and residential properties can sustain damage during inclement weather such as hurricanes and storms that can lead to mold when left untreated.  If you discover or suspect mold in your home or business, mold remediation can protect the health of your family or customers and protect your property from further mold damage.

What Is Mold?

While there are many different types of molds, each type thrives with moisture and oxygen (plenty of that here in Florida!). Outdoors, mold is ecosystem-essential for breaking down leaves and organic waste.

But when mold grows inside, it can break down furniture, flooring, pipes, HVAC units, and anything else it touches.

Mold can also spread quickly when it isn’t treated, posing serious health risks.​​​​​​

Touching or inhaling mold or mold spores can cause allergic reactions like:

  1. Asthma attack
  2. Eye irritation
  3. Sneezing
  4. Irritation to skin, nose, or throat

Mold infestations can shut down a restaurant or commercial property for business owners.

Mold Remediation Process

If you suspect or detect mold, our team of professionals can help. Mold remediation works by ensuring the property is inspected, mold colonies are destroyed, so mold growth is stopped, and the area is treated to lessen the chance of future mold growth.

Inspection

It’s hard to detect and identify mold because some mold types aren’t visible to the human eye. Mold can hide in corners, under carpeting, and spread through and across other surfaces, making it difficult to catch and contain for an untrained person.

Mold remediation will start by inspecting a property using specialized tools and techniques to identify mold type and growth.

During the inspection, the source of the mold is identified. Since mold grows in places with a lot of moisture, the source could be the bathroom or under the kitchen sink.

Once the inspection is complete, the mold can be tested. Since there are many different types of molds, it’s important to identify which type is growing on your property so it can be treated effectively.

Containment

Mold colonies can’t grow without moisture. In this step of the mold remediation process, drying out and dehumidification may be used to kill the mold colonies and prevent spread.

Clean-Up

This includes accessing what items or parts of the property can be salvaged or cleaned. Some mold infestations will require the disposal of items like drywall or carpeting. Other mold-infested materials can be cleaned.

During this stage of mold remediation, professional technicians will clean and remove all mold-infested items on your property.

Sanitize

The last step is to sanitize the affected areas. Technicians will disinfect the rooms and items that have been dried and cleaned. Sanitization reduces the chance that mold can or will continue to grow.

Restoration Maintenance Is Your Trusted Team for Mold Remediation

With over 25 years of experience, we know how overwhelming a mold infestation can feel. We provide cost-effective solutions for the restoration and maintenance of commercial or residential properties.

Our restoration services focus on clean-up and repair after smoke, fire, or water damage for customers in Broward, Miami-Dade, and West Palm Beach counties. We strive to ensure every customer is satisfied and believe in value, trustworthiness, and honesty. Restoration Maintenance offers comprehensive services through a team of professionals committed to serving you 24/7. Call our emergency line any day, night, weekend, or holiday.

For non-emergencies, you can call us at 954-807-4721. We accept all types of insurance, and you can get a free quote NOW!

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