That first moment when you discover mold in your home or office is never a good one. One of the first things that come to mind after seeing it is how much it might cost and if it looks like a relatively small area if you can take care of it yourself. But the problem could be much deeper than it looks. One of the worst cases is when there’s also black mold—a toxic form easily identifiable by its black color compared to the green and gray shades people associate with mold. In any case, it’s always best to let a professional handle the remediation process.
The Pros Are Best Equipped
Whatever the situation, professional mold remediators have the proper knowledge and use sophisticated tools that allow them to do the most thorough job possible. There’s much more to mold removal than just the actual work. There are preparations to make before working and steps to take in the final stages to ensure the mold doesn’t return.
Before starting, sealed barrier systems are laid around the project area. This prevents airborne mold spores from spreading, preventing further growth and helping remediation costs from adding up during the work.
These cameras use thermal imaging to find areas of hidden moisture behind walls, under floors, and in ceilings. They help workers map out their exact locations so that they know all the places that need their attention.
These sensitive tools measure air quality by analyzing the number and size of airborne particles in the area. This helps determine how clean the air is, and whether it’s breathable without posing a health hazard.
To accelerate the drying process, heavy-duty dehumidifiers are used throughout the affected area. Depending on the project, some units use refrigerant, desiccant and LGR technologies.
Negative Air Machine (NAM)
This air filtration device pulls in contaminated air through a series of filters, cleans it, and expels it either into the interior space of the structure or to the exterior.
A HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuum traps and filters a large amount of very small particles from surfaces and keeps them contained for later disposal.
Commercial-Grade Mold Remediation Products
These can be disinfectants, antimicrobial solutions, or antifungal products. They clean mold from a variety of surfaces, from walls and countertops to upholstery and drapes, removing all types of associated contaminants.
Upon project completion, large-scale air movers are used to create a high-volume airflow that removes residual moisture, speeding up the drying process. A dry space is one where mold can’t return!
Who could forget those snazzy suits! They not only keep workers safe during mold removal from start to finish, but they also help keep the clean areas mold-free.
Like We Said, Hire the Pros
Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? To us, it’s a routine that we have down, quite literally, to a science. So when your home or business needs mold remediation, don’t think twice before calling the experts at Flood Pros USA. Call (888) 437-2961 to do a thorough, efficient job restoring the area. Or use our convenient Contact form. And remember, we offer 24/7 Emergency Service!
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