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The Difference Between Mold Remediation and Removal

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

The Difference Between Mold Remediation and Removal

It’s important to schedule a consultation and in-home visit with a qualified Environmental hygienist if mildew, mold or microbial growth is suspected. The reason being is that the presence of any of these could lead to serious problems in your home. In cases involving mold damage, cleanup procedures should begin immediately.

Typically, there’s mitigation with mold, mildew and fungus. Meaning that it never stays in one place, it grows and spreads to other areas. It can be confusing where to start, if you're unaware of the potential risks and what’s involved with mold cleanup.

Tips to help when dealing with mold and microbial growth:

1. First, have the area examined by a trained Environmental hygienist. Because they have both advanced knowledge and experience in mold cleanup.

2. Identify the source of the problem. Working along with the Environmental hygienist, it’s possible to detect where the problem started and the cause/causes.

3. Fix the problem, by thoroughly cleaning the area or by making the necessary repairs.

Many conditions can lead to uncontrolled mold, mildew, fungus and microbial growth; such as unexpected flooding due to extreme weather conditions, a leaky roof or a water pipe break. Or an unknown source of leaking water. Whatever the cause, the first thing is to ensure that it is contained to prevent mitigation and then reverse the damage. Mitigation is an often overlooked aspect of containing microbial growth. But it spreads and with that it could destroy whatever area is covered with moisture. Fungus thrives in moisture because it is a fungi, which means that it multiplies rapidly in colonies.

When mold occurs outdoors, it’s a natural ecological development. But in the home, mold cleanup is required for the betterment of air quality and to thwart mitigation.

Plumbing problems aren't repaired by the Environmental hygienist, they strictly deal with mold cleanup. If this is the culprit, a plumber will need to perform a repair. Because in environments where there’s constant moisture or wetness, such as in the bathroom or shower; mildew growth could be an annual issue.

Testing is required to determined what type of fungus is responsible for the spores and to perform a visible check for additional colonies. Fungal spores properties complicate cleanup. Professional testing is the only way to identify the underlying cause, and to also check the quality of air in the home. Not all mildew is visible, sometimes the problem can be hidden underneath floor boards, anywhere there’s either an accumulation of water or an overly moist environment. In private dwellings, it's easier to assess the situation, unlike problems that pose a threat to the general public. Visit http://www.SERVPROspringvalleyjamul.com for more information on mold removal and remediation.

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