Any mold presence inside a house or office building results into poor quality of air inside and, thus, may further result into health problems among dwellers. Immediate action must be done once mold presence is visibly detected in the house or in the building and hiring a specialist should expertly remove all traces of mold. When mold is already visible in your home, there is no longer need to have it pre-tested as some specialists would insist because whatever type of mold is present, the fact is it should be removed.
By knowing what mold is all about, you can have a better understanding of the mold removal process. Mold is a microscopic spore that exists everywhere, outdoors and indoors, by floating along in the air and, thus, can enter through the windows, doors, air-con/heating unit, or can rest on clothing or on a pet. Molds give off a strong and musty smell. By keeping indoor humidity below 45%, this will help prevent any mold growth as mold thrives well when there is moisture or existing source of water.
A small mold can easily be eliminated using ordinary household cleaning agents; however, if mold presence is already many and are in colonies, it is best that you hire a professional mold removal company to eliminate the mold and take preventive measures in permanently removing its presence as mold can badly affect the lungs and immune system when exposed to it in a long term basis. Mold removal companies like Cherry Hill remodeling normally follow 5 steps to removing mold: safety, assessment, contamination control, source removal, and moisture removal.
As a safety measure, before starting the removal operation, mold removal workers must wear the proper protective gear and house occupants are advised to stay out of the house during the treatment period. Assessment procedure involves documenting before and after treatment of areas in the house that have been infested by mold as well as giving recommendations as to what should be done to treat the infested area. Contamination control is part of the mold removal steps, which is to introduce treatment to areas that are either without presence of mold or less contaminated by mold so as to prevent its spread on those areas. Source removal will mean physically removing the mold to where it is found and this will totally eliminate its further growth, but will also mean removing an infested drywall, infested carpet which may run the entire floor, etc. Finally, by addressing the problem of moisture, which is the cause of the mold presence, the entire house will be free of mold, therefore, this can take the removal and repair of places in the house where there is always a moisture leakage. Once mold is physically removed from its source, any airborne spores can be further eliminated by using a HEPA (High Efficiency particulate Air) air scrubber. Check out - remodeling Cherry Hill