The Steps of Mold Remediation
Mold is a type of fungus. These tiny organisms can be orange, black, green, or white. Most types of mold prefer warm environments, but they can live and grow in any kind of environment. A lot of mold issues start in hard to access areas such as dark basement or attic corners that can be tough to spot. However, once you notice the problem it is time to contact mold cleanup and remediation professionals! We here at SERVPRO of Bennington and Rutland Counties have many years of experience in mold remediation and the proper skills and equipment to get the job done safely for you!
The first step professionals take when preparing for mold cleanup is to establish containment! This could range from closing doors between the affected and non-affected areas or setting up plastic barriers and wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
PPE includes specialized protective gear such as boots, the proper mask, gloves, and jumpsuits. This gear protects the technicians doing the work but also prevents the spread of mold spores throughout the rest of the home.
Next comes the tear out. Mold spreads and feeds and causes a lot of damage to the structure of your home. For example, when cleaning black mold technicians will tear out dry wall and other materials to prevent further spreading. Once most of the mold affected areas and materials have been removed your technician will then use specialized cleaners and disinfectants to remove the rest of the mold and we will do our best to prevent new growth.
Another important step in preventing further spread of mold is to dry out wet materials. Mold thrives in humidity so by decreasing the level of humidity and moisture new mold spores cannot develop into colonies.
We here at SERVPRO of Bennington and Rutland Counties are here to help you with all your mold remediation needs. We have technicians who are specialized and certified in mold remediation who are eager to help you and return your home to looking “like it never even happened!”