So you’ve found yourself with a mold problem and need to find solutions for remediation. As the public becomes more aware of the ill health effects of mold, more people are finding themselves in the same situation. A myriad of products and services have been placed on the market to help people combat the problem but don’t put your health or property in danger by utilizing an improper mold remediation technique. There is well warranted concern regarding mold exposure and the right mold remediation process is very important.
Professional mold remediation specialists are trained to recognize the various mold strains and how to match the treatment with the affected surface. For example, concrete may require a peroxide based biocide while a more porous surface may require a biocide containing ammonium chloride. Although EPA approved biocides are safe when used properly, many people are concerned about the use of any chemicals around their families and pets so there are chemical free options such as ultraviolet radiation or ozone. If you are considering having your home treated, be sure that any concerns about the mold remediation process are addressed with your specialist.
Another common question about mold remediation is what will happen after the treatment? Many property owners wonder whether or not the treatment was effective and will it prevent the mold from returning. In answer to the first part of that question, the treatment will be as effective as the mold remediation team is. That’s why it’s important to hire a company with experience because not only must the mold be killed but the dead mold must be removed completely and disposed of.
The second part of that question is also easy to answer. As long as the underlying mold causing moisture problem is repaired, professional mold remediation is effective in preventing the reoccurrence of the mold contamination. After the active mold spores are destroyed, the remediation team will cover the affected areas with an encapsulator designed to inhibit mold recontamination. Be sure to discuss the duration of any applicable guarantees and don’t hesitate to ask your mold remediation specialist to explain any procedure you don’t understand.