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What Are the Key Steps in the Process of Residential Mold Remediation?

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

A wall covered with mold Mold infestation in a Louisville, CO home

Mold Remediation Steps

Do you know what would happen if your home in Louisville, CO, was affected by black mold? Many homeowners associate mold growth with widespread damage, but few people know what happens during remediation. Here are common steps that occur during remediation.

1. Assessment and Mitigation

When you notice that mold is present in your home, it's often useful to contact mold remediation specialists. These specialists will first assess the damage present in your home. Remediation experts will also mitigate the water and mold damage in your home. Mitigation is especially important early in the remediation process, as failure to mitigate damage can result in a long and costly restoration.

2. Containment

Preventing the spread of black mold in the home is often a priority for homeowners and remediation experts. After assessing and mitigating the damage, specialists usually attempt to contain the problem to one area of your home. During the process of containment, experts often use negative air chambers and physical barriers to keep mold from spreading throughout your home.

3. Air Filtration

Air filtration is often an important step during mold removal. Though some people believe every mold spore must be removed for a home to be safe, this isn't the case. HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are frequently used to reduce the level of mold spores in a home. The use of air scrubbers can also help to decrease the overall number of spores in a home.

4. Cleanup, Restoration or Replacement

After mold levels are safe, cleanup begins. Professionals often use specialized tools and equipment during mold cleanup. After cleanup, restoration can start. Certain building materials that have only been affected by water damage may just need to dry out in order to be used again. However, any belongings that have mold growth or items that are fragile may be taken to restoration experts. If some items can't be restored, replacement is the next best option.

There are various important steps involved in the mold remediation process. As a homeowner, understanding the purpose of every step in remediation can help you to feel more at ease and informed as black mold is removed from your home.

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