When mold is present inside a home or commercial structure, it can affect the quality of air inside and, subsequently, the health conditions of the residents. Immediate action must be done once mold presence is visibly detected in the house or in the building and hiring a specialist should expertly remove all traces of mold. Be very cautious of mold specialists that would insist that a pre-testing procedure must be conducted first to confirm mold presence when it is plain to see that mold is thriving inside your home.
Understanding what mold is can help fully in understanding the Cherry Hill mold removal process. Mold is a microscopic spore that exists everywhere, outdoors and indoors, by floating along in the air and, thus, can enter through the windows, doors, air-con/heating unit, or can rest on clothing or on a pet. When you smell something musty in a damp place in the house, expect that a mold is present there. Finally, molds thrive when there is moisture or water source; that’s why keeping the humidity inside the house or office below 45% will help eliminate any mold growth.
Mold can be easily removed with ordinary household cleaning products, but when there is an extensive mold presence in the house, it is advisable calling in a professional mold removal company, because disturbing big mold infestations can be bad for the health, especially the lungs, and can weakened our immune system. Mold removal in Cherry Hill companies normally follow 5 steps to removing mold: safety, assessment, contamination control, source removal, and moisture removal.
Safety of workers and occupants is the first step, avoiding exposure to the mold presence, and, therefore, workers must wear proper protective clothing while occupants must be advised to stay out of the house during the period of treatment. The specialist’s task is to conduct preliminary assessments before and after the mold removal, such that before removal, photos are taken to determine the mold colonies in the house and assessing what to do, then after the removal, documenting what parts in the house has been cleaned and repaired. Controlling the spread of mold in areas where there is no existing mold or less contaminated is known as contamination control. The second to the last step is physical removal of the mold found at its source and this means removing entirely a mold-infested carpet, removing an infested drywall, etc. and perform treatment and repair. The last step is to eliminate the moisture problem that is a source and cause of the mold outbreak and this could mean fixing or repairing the site where moisture is traced. Aside from moisture removal, the mold removal company will end up the treatment process with a HEPA (High Efficiency particulate Air) air scrubber to also remove airborne mold spores in the house.