“Mold remediation” means to clean, sanitize, remove or demolish the areas affected by a mold that is growing at a place where the fungus is not grown intentionally.
Usually, homes and buildings where mold is found can be dangerous to health as it has a number of health risks associated with it, it is hence important to remediate it.
Mold remediation basically involves expert manpower and a set of skills needed to safely get rid of the toxic (or non-toxic) fungus.
While molds can cause diseases such as lung infections and respiratory infections, it is important to remediate any mold in time without much delay.
Here are the three basic steps to remediate molds growing around your home,
Identify the Mold
This step involves two different kinds of identifications, first being that you identify whether there actually is mold in your home.
This can be achieved by a number of mold tests that can be carried out to ensure the presence of molds.
The second step is to figure out what kind of mold is present in the home; this step is crucial because you can’t cure the symptoms unless you know the disease.
Once identification has been carried out, you have to remediate the mold, in basic words you have to get rid of the problem once it’s been identified.
Remediate the Mold
Remediation of the mold is a process that involves cleaning the area that has been affected by mold such that you entirely get rid of it.
This process must be carried out such that the health and safety of anyone involved is not compromised because a certain exposure to molds can even cause death.
Mold remediation can be of 2 types, Level 1 and Level 2.
Level 1 mold remediation is for smaller areas that have been affected by molds. This includes areas within 1 to 10 square feet.
Level 2 mold remediation is for relatively large areas within 10 to 30 square feet.
Once you know what kind of remediation you will be applying you carry out the following steps.
Fix the Moisture
Since mold appears because of excess moisture, your first task is to get rid of the water leakage due to which the mold appeared in the first place.
Isolate the Contamination
This step usually applies to level 2 remediation, make sure that the room with the contamination does not have any open door or windows to other rooms.
For level 1, make sure your contaminated area does not have the tendency to spread out under any circumstances because mold spores are highly volatile.
Remove the Mold
Finally, you remove the mold, make sure to be wearing gloves and other relevant protection while doing so.
Use a damp cloth or towel to wipe off the mold or remove it by some other suitable material.
Make sure to place the removed material inside a plastic bag that is at least 6mm thick and safely dispose of the bag.
Check for Leftovers
Once removed, just make sure you have completely removed the mold and the affected area is perfectly clean and you are good to go.