Mold Remediation Contractor discusses Steps to Remove Mold from HomeMold Remediation, Mold Removal, Mold Mitigation, Mold Abatement

These are all terms that mean properly containing and removing mold in a home or business. By taking the time to learn about the mold remediation process and how to find a qualified mold remediation contractor, you can protect your property.

When you have seen mold, call immediately. You need to remove it.

Mold Remediation Steps

1) Follow Safety Precautions – Protect all workers and occupants using industry leading standards
  • Proper safety gear should be worn when dealing with mold
    • Particle filtration face mask
    • Neoprene or Vinyl gloves
    • Protective suit to prevent injury from strong chemicals
2) Control Mold Contamination – Use materials to prevent cross-contamination of the mold into non-contaminated areas
  • Controlling mold is very important. You need to seal off the work area with plastic sheeting to prevent mold spores from being dispersed into the rest of your home or business. Mold contamination should be kept at its source
3) Mold Removal – Use tools and cleaners to remove mold at its source
  • Vacuuming
  • Air Scrubbing and Air Exchange
    • HEPA Filters (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) are designed to capture particles as small as mold spores
    • “Negative Air” containment – Using blower fans and air pressure machines to force clean air into the contaminated area and force contaminated air outside
  • Carefully remove and dispose of moldy porous building materials (plywood, baseboards, drywall, insulation)
  • Apply antimicrobial chemicals to clean the mold and mold stains
  • Apply sealer or encapsulant with fungicidal characteristics to the exposed areas to ensure treated areas are resistant to water damage and mold, and to help with odors
  • Clean HVAC air ducts to collect mold spores
4) Fix Original Source of Moisture – Eliminate the moisture problem that caused the mold outbreak
  • Use moisture detectors to confirm the exact source of your moisture leak (ex: roofing, or plumbing related)
  • Have a qualified contractor identify, fix, and warranty the source of your water leak

Water Damaged homes need Mold Remediation to prevent mold from growing