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5 Steps of Professional Mold Remediation

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Wall covered with mold Mold growth in a home in Hayesville, NC.

Professional Mold Cleanup

Once mold appears in your Hayesville, NC, removing it isn’t as easy as it may seem, especially if it is black mold. While some of it may be all too visible, there is a chance it has already spread to areas of the home not affected by water damage. To ensure it is removed right, it is recommended to seek the help of a certified mold remediation and restoration company. Below are the five general steps involved in a professional cleanup.

1. Inspection
Within 24 hours of receiving the call, the right professional can set up a time to inspect and assess the damage. Various technologies are used to detect hidden water damage and fungi growth. After the inspection, the experts can provide a detailed plan for remediation.

2. Containment
Black mold spreads fast, so the first step is containment. Depending on your situation, various methods can be used to keep spores from floating to other areas. Typically, a negative air chamber along with physical barriers trap the spores in preparation of cleanup.

3. Air Filtration
Visible mold is likely already in a stage in which it can start to send spores elsewhere. An essential component of mold cleanup is cleaning the air. Professionals use high-tech, industrial-grade air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to keep spores from spreading. Negative air machines are also used to remove airborne particles, ensuring no lingering ones remain.

4. Removal and Cleanup
Once the area and air are contained, the removal and cleanup process begins. The extent of the damage determines how long the process takes. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments prevent the creation of additional colonies. Highly infested porous materials are removed. This often includes insulation, drywall, trim and carpet. Belongings also must be carefully removed for proper cleaning and sanitizing off-site.

5. Restoration
Often the longest part of the process, restoration starts once the affected areas have passed a clearance test. SERVPRO's team of professionals know what is needed to take your home back to “Like it never even happened.”
Dealing with black mold requires expertise and patience. Luckily, help is just a call away.

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