Molds can be dangerous at times when one is exposed to them for a long time. They can cause irritation in lungs, leading to many respiratory problems. Moreover, the kind of pungent odor they release can at times become unbearable. Mold remediation is important when it comes to the safety of one’s home and surroundings. It is important in order to have a healthy life with clean surroundings. Molds are not just fungi that produce pungent odor. Prolonged exposure to molds can also lead to respiratory ailments like asthma, itching in skin, dizziness, etc. There needs to be some steps and process to remove these excruciating molds forever so that they never come back again. There are some steps that need to be followed for a proper mold removal process. They are as follows:
The first important step during mold removal is the assessment of the exact problem. But before that, you need to be prepared to getting exposed to mold varieties. Wear the protective gears to prevent you from coming in contact with mold. You should also wear old clothes during the process. Now assess the area where molds are growing carefully. After that analyze what kind of mold growth it is before you begin the process. Document the mold problem with photos and videos and note them thoroughly. Documentation is important as it also helps in devising a plan for mold removal.
- Resolving Moisture Problem:
Molds grow in areas where there is high moisture. They are the host areas of their growth which needs to get rid of. You should connect the problem of molds to the moisture problem. There might be more molds near the source of moisture. Hence, you can locate them easily and get rid of them. Moisture can occur due to leakage from roofs, poor ventilation or bad plumbing. Bu fixing some of these issues, the moisture problem can be resolved easily.
It is important to contain the mold so that they can be controlled from spreading all around. This can be done by using negative air chamber or negative air pressure. You can seal the room using polythene sheets and block all the passages of ventilation by using tapes or polythenes to prevent the mold growth from increasing and multiplying.
The next process is remediation. The mold is removed from the host sites. The affected area is cleaned with water and detergent if it is a mild mold. However for larger mold growth scrubbing is done on the area. The materials that cannot be cleaned like carpeting or drywall are removed from this process. Other materials are treated with biocide to remove the molds.
The cleanup involves the removal of all moisture and fragments of mold. The affected areas will be dried to remove all moisture and a special paint will be applied on them. This prevents further mold removal.
The mold is disposed in a double polythene bag which is dumped in the garbage.
After all these steps, there remains a final check by the professional who surveys the area once again by visiting it. The professional ensures that there is no moisture in the area and no mold growth.