You’ve found mold in your home, now what do you do? Heading to google has only produced results of “mold remediation”, but what exactly is mold remediation anyway? Is it the same as mold removal? Here’s the thing – there really isn’t such a thing as mold removal.
Mold has microscopic pores that exist basically everywhere and there are normal, natural levels of mold that are completely acceptable for living circumstances. Mold remediation brings mold to these levels by finding the cause of the problem, fixing the issue, and then making sure the mold does not return to above normal levels.
What is Mold Remediation?
Like we talked about above “mold removal”, or a guarantee to remove all mold out of your home, is not something that any company can promise. At McMahon Services, we know that the removal of all mold spores inside and out of your home is not possible. However, we can remediate the mold problem, and bring the mold levels back to normal.
All mold issues are different and require a personalized solution to fix the problem. However, the general remediation steps stay the same, regardless of the personalized plan that occurs based on the severity of the mold problem.
Here are the standard steps to expect during the remediation process:
- Overall inspection and mold damage assessment of the home.
- Containment of the mold as much as possible.
- Air filtration to purify the area.
- Start to remove mold and mold-infested items.
- Cleaning any belongings to rid them of mold. If not possible, discarding if necessary.
- Begin the restoration process of any damaged areas of the home.
When Do You Need Mold Remediation?
You need mold remediation when you see mold or even suspect that there is mold in your home or building. Mold is great at hiding – it thrives in dark places, and means that areas like ventilation systems, behind walls, and in basements are all great places for mold to hide away.
At McMahon Services, we are trained to find the source of the mold and recommend a fix to the problem. Without the solution, mold will continue to grow regardless of how thoroughly the area is cleaned.
Who Can Handle Mold Remediation Services?
Short answer – we can! McMahon Services are certified Mold Remediation Technicians, which means when we are called to handle a mold problem, we know exactly what to do. To prevent cross contamination and spreading of mold spores, our team sets up containment equipment including:
- HEPA air scrubbers to clean the air
- HEPA vacuums
- High powered equipment to dry the area, preventing more mold from forming
Our teams are licensed, insured, and bonded – which means you can rest easy knowing your property is in good hands.