Mold Removal Methods & Best Practices

Woman looking at mold and water damage in her home.

Understanding the Mold Removal Process

You have noticed a black or mottled green discoloration in the bathroom corner, along with the ceiling of the kitchen, or on the walls of the crawl space. This fungus develops when there is too much moisture in the air. Professional mold removal relies on the latest technological advances and industry’s best practices.

What Happens If You Do Nothing?

Mold does not disappear on its own. Rather, it will continue to spread. Therefore, it is essential that you enlist the assistance of a mold removal specialist. The right professional works with you to localize the problem, find its source and remove the symptoms. In the process, you minimize the risk of health problems such as allergic reactions and worsening of asthma symptoms.

Professionals Conduct Testing to Locate the Source of the Mold

The mold that you see on the bathroom wall is a straightforward sign that the humidity in the room is getting too high. However, what happens if this is not the primary source of the fungal colony? Inviting an expert to conduct mold testing in your home ensures that you find the root of the problem. Hidden mold can and does occur.

Remove the Moisture Source

Unless you remove the source of the moisture influx, mold infestations could recur. In many cases, there are leaks that the homeowner knew nothing about. In others, there were improper building practices that need to be brought to code. Once you deal with these issues, you remove the source of the moisture. It is now possible to remove the mold itself.

Multiple Steps for a Thorough Mold Remediation

The process begins by preventing the spread of airborne spores. Removing mold typically results in some spores loosening. Therefore, it is crucial that they remain contained in the treatment area. Many experts rely on plastic and painter’s tape to seal themselves in temporarily. Similarly, this process prevents spores from entering a home’s HVAC system.

Next, the specialist fogs the affected area with an antimicrobial mist. It penetrates deep into the materials. Whereas most household sprays cannot reach to the fungal filaments, the fog does not stop at the surface. The combination of atomized mist and high pressure works together to achieve this goal.

If some building materials are beyond remediation, a specialist removes and bags them properly. A contractor will be able to install replacement materials after the mold treatment is complete. The treatment results in the kill-off of the mold colonies. Many homeowners request that technicians encapsulate walls, floors, and ceilings with a product to inhibit future mold growth.

Who Handles the Testing and Mold Removal in My Area?

HealthyAir USA is your one-stop for mold testing, remediation, and consumer education. Technicians serve homeowners in and around the counties of Barrow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Jackson, and Paulding, GA. If you suspect that you have a mold infestation or want us to come out and test to give you peace of mind, our technicians can help. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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