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Mold Removal Process

The first step in the mold removal process, regardless of the size of the mold problem, is to eliminate the source of the water. If you don’t fix the moisture problem that caused the mold growth, the mold could very well come right back. This process could involve fixing a drainage issue, properly patching a leaky roof, a plumbing repair, ventilation improvement, etc.

Once the moisture problem is solved, it’s time to remove the mold. If you have located a small patch of mold, you may be able to remove it yourself. You can buy a mold test kit to help determine if the mold is toxic. If the mold is not toxic and there is only a small amount, you could clean up the mold with a commercial fungicide product. Of course, it is recommended to wear gloves and a mask when cleaning any type of mold.

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If you discover that you have toxic mold, even if only in a small area, you may want to call a mold removal expert. If there is any type of mold affecting a larger area, or if you have any doubts as to how large of an area is affected, then it is wise to contact a professional to assess the situation.

If you have widespread mold, the removal and restoration could be quite extensive. The extent of the project of course depends greatly on how much mold is present. If there is a lot of mold present a containment area might need to be constructed to prevent the spread of the mold.

Again, eliminating the source of the moisture is the first step. This may involve removing drywall or other structural impediments so get to the moisture source.

Once the water problem is solved, the area needs to be properly dried out. This could involve the use of commercial dryers and dehumidifiers.

Once the area is dry, the remediation process continues. If the drywall is heavily covered in mold, it may have to be replaced. Other structural elements may also have to be replaced depending on the extent of the mold. Areas that cannot be replaced are treated using a variety of methods depending on the individual situation.

Once mold removal and treatment have been completed, the area can be reconstructed. Anything structural that had to be removed to access the mold will be replaced and restored.

Removing mold from large areas of a home can be quite an extensive project if done properly, which is why it best to contact a mold removal professional. If you have a small amount of mold, it’s very important to act quickly so that you can prevent the need for a major mold removal operation.