Mold Remediation Is Important If You Have Mold In Your Home

by | Nov 28, 2012 | Construction and Maintenance

Mold is very hazardous to your health and needs to be removed as quickly and as professionally as possible if you find that you have mold in your home, office or school. Mold remediation is a specialized service that should be done by a professional contractor to insure that it is done correctly and that you will not have mold problems in the future.

If mold covers a service that is more than 10 square feet of any home or building, it is important that it is removed by a professional through mold remediation.  Mold remediation is different from other types of remediation because there is a need for containment of the affected area or areas.

Mold can be found in such places as the following:  HVAC systems, under flooring such as linoleum, inside cracks in concrete and cinder blocks, on wood surfaces, inside the pages of magazines or books. Since mold is found in such hard to reach areas, it is important to have a professional remove the mold through mold remediation.

Mold remediation steps are as follows:

Taking air quality tests and evaluating how many mold spores there are in the building

Containing the area in which the mold is found

Using HEPA filtration to take bad air out and bring in good air

All contaminated materials will need to be removed and disposed of properly

Restoring the building back to its original state even if this means tearing down and rebuilding

You will want to find an experienced mold remediation contractor as quickly as possible if you think your home or office or school is contaminated with mold. It may be that you are asked to leave your home for a period of time while the situation is taken under control. If the mold problem is bad enough the mold remediation contractor may suggest that you have your home torn down and rebuilt. You may think this is drastic, and well it is, however the damaging effects mold can have on your health can be much worse than rebuilding.

If you think you don’t have enough money to tear down and rebuild your home, you may want to get a loan to take care of it, it is that important. If you do not have the money to rebuild, you may just want to have to mold problem fixed and continue to live there and hope it doesn’t return. If you do not own the home but instead you rent, you may find that your landlord will be willing to let you out of the contract early due to the infestation of mold. Landlords know all too well what mold can do.

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