Mold spores naturally exist almost everywhere, including inside your own home or business. Left unchecked with a water source or even humidity above 50%, mold can take hold and infest a property very quickly. If you have a mold problem, you will need to contact a professional contractor who specializes in these issues. Here’s an overview of mold and the process of mold remediation service.
The Dangers of Mold
Mold can cause a host of problems, from compromising the health of household occupants to damaging the structure of the home and personal possessions to affecting your heating and cooling system and the indoor air quality of your home. Mold can set off allergy symptoms, cause wheezing, coughing, lung infection, and other health issues. Mold can also infest drywall, insulation, and timber, all of which would need to be replaced.
The Mold Remediation Process
While each mold infestation is unique, the mold remediation process remains the same. Firstly, you should contact a mold remediation services company when you spot a mold problem. Next, the mold remediation services company assesses the mold problem and the hidden water source that is feeding the mold.
The areas infected by mold must be contained, possibly by using negative air chambers during the remediation process. Once the affected areas are contained, powerful HEPA filter vacuums are used to help clean the air and prevent mold from spreading.
The next step is the removal of mold and mold-infested materials, which could include drywall and carpeting. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments are applied to mold colonies to eliminate them and to prevent new colonies from forming.
Also, it’s important that the ductwork be inspected to ensure there is no sign of mold growth inside. If there is mold in the ducts, a professional HVAC company will need to be contacted. HVAC companies can also offer mold prevention options as well.
Finally, you have the cleaning-and-restoration process. Restoration may involve replacing or repairing damaged building materials, such as insulation, subfloors, drywall, and any other damaged structure. The restoration could be minor or involve major reconstruction.
If you have questions about your HVAC system with mold issues or mold prevention options in your Eastern North Carolina home or business, please contact the professionals at Jackson & Sons today for more information.HVAC Filter Types Are Not All the Same. Learn Which Are Best. » « Why the History of HVAC Is So Cool