How Do Professionals Perform Mold Remediation?

Mold remediation is essential to ensure the health and well-being of homeowners and their families. The attached video shows how mold can hide under wood panels and boards. Here’s how professionals handle mold problems.

Mold occurs when moisture gets trapped within or around building materials such as wood.

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This requires professional treatment to ensure all the mold and its spores are removed safely. Professionals use specialist equipment and a range of techniques to eradicate mold.

Contractors use polythene sheeting and duct tape to safely isolate an area and prevent mold spores from spreading through the home. High-efficiency particle absorbing (HEPA) filters pull the air through, trapping spored and harmful particles. The whole team wears protective clothing, masks, and glasses to avoid the ill effects that mold can cause.

Now the team physically removes the mold-infested materials. This may mean pulling floorboards up or removing chunks of wall. Any building material with mold in it has to be disposed of, including insulation.

After the removal of damaged and moldy walls, floors, or ceilings, the professionals use a HEPA vacuum cleaner to remove any last traces of dust and spores. They then use hydrogen peroxide-based fluid or spray to sanitize the underlying materials. This kills any remaining mold that may be hidden, leaving the home safe to live in or be renovated as required.

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