How Does Mold Remediation Work?
At early and smaller stages, getting rid of mold by yourself is a viable alternative. But when a mold infestation gets out of hand and becomes a large colony in a building, it’s time to call the experts, like those of us at AAAction Waterproofing. We’ll come into your home or other building and take you through a process known as mold remediation. But what is mold remediation and how does it work?
Mold remediation is, simply, extermination of a mold infestation and subsequent steps to treat and prevent that same mold from simply growing again once the initial colony has been removed. In the event that you should require mold remediation, a free consultation with AAAction Waterproofing will allow us to inspect the structure and determine the exact severity and procedure required to treat the problem. This isn’t simply a matter of ex-amining the mold to find out exactly what kind of infestation is present, this is also about understanding where the mold came from, how it settled in this particular location, and what steps need to be taken to the area to discourage further mold colonies from developing.
Depending on the severity and the space involved, there are a few steps involved in the remediation process. One important step is ensuring proper ventilation and containment. This means the air in a mold infested space may need to be “cleaned” or “scrubbed” to minimize the possibility of spores spreading throughout a building. Ventilation and filtration devices may be used in this stage to ensure no further air contamination takes place.
After that, the actual mold will be treated, usually with some kind of biocide. At this stage, even if the mold is only infesting a small part of a room, safety practices necessitate treating the entire room. It’s usually at this stage we recommend the temporary removal of household pets as well for their own safety.
When the spray treatment is finished, the encapsulation stage begins, where a treated “whitewash” chemical is applied to the space to prevent any other spores that may linger from growing. After that, depending on the type of space, any number of other preventive steps can be taken to reduce mold infestation. Sometimes it may be as simple as introducing a dehumidifier to the space, other times, it may require waterproofing measures to prevent further leakage or other structural repairs.
As always, the exact method of remediation is going to vary from one structure to the next depending on the situation. If this is something you’d like more information about, don’t hesitate to contact us at AAAction Water-proofing for a consultation.