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Methods for Mold Removal Remediation


Methods for Mold Removal Remediation


There is an increasing concern about the exposure of household occupants to mold that can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms, including allergic reactions. It is important for mold removal remediation to be performed in order to completely eradicate the problem and prevent health hazards from spreading. Stabilize Inc. presents different methods for mold removal remediation.


The following are guidelines for the remediation and cleanup of mold and moisture problems in different household facilities. They also include measures designed to protect the health of building occupants, as well as our able remediators. Because mold can be found almost anywhere, and because it can grow on virtually any organic substance, moisture and oxygen levels need to be monitored to control the spread of the organisms.


Mold Remediation by Prevention


Molds grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates on building materials, mold growth is likely to occur especially if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. Eliminating all the mold spores can be very difficult. However, mold growth can be prevented by controlling moisture indoors.


Building materials such as drywall prevent moisture from escaping easily. Moisture problems may also include roof leaks. Malfunctioning gutters that direct water into or under the building, and unvented combustion appliances also cause unwanted moisture. Delayed or insufficient maintenance can also be the cause of moisture problems in various parts of the home. Here are some prevention techniques for mold remediation:

 

  1. Fix leaky plumbing as soon as possible. 
  2. Check for condensation and wet spots by fixing sources of moisture problems as soon as possible. 
  3. Prevent moisture build-up caused by condensation by increasing surface temperature or reducing humidity. This can be done by insulating or increasing air circulation. Reducing humidity and increasing ventilation is done if the outside air is cold and dry. On the other hand, dehumidify if outdoor air is warm and humid. 
  4. Keep HVAC drip pans clean, functional, and unobstructed. 
  5. Make sure that moisture-generating appliances such as dryers are properly vented outside. 
  6. Have your HVAC contractor perform inspections and maintenance as scheduled. 
  7. Clean and dry wet or damp spots within 48 hours.


Mold Removal Remediation Plan


Assessing the size of the mold problem and the coverage and type of the damage is important before proceeding with the remediation work. Relocating the occupants may be necessary and should be carefully considered depending on the size and type of the area affected by mold growth. If the problem affects a large area of the home, the extent of the health risks may require the occupants to relocate while the mold removal remediation process is being performed.


The amount of disruption likely to be caused by remediation activities should also be considered when planning for mold removal remediation. For a home, this won't pose much of a problem. But for a work area, it is important to schedule the remediation activities so that the amount of disruption would be kept to a minimum. If possible, remediation activities should be scheduled during off-peak hours when building occupants are less likely to be affected.


Remediation Prerequisites


The following are some of the preliminary things that you should do while waiting for the staff of Stabilize Inc. to reach your area.

 

  1. Fix the water or humidity problem. Make an initial assessment and remove all sources of moisture if possible. Further damage can be prevented when the source of water is removed. Time is of the essence. 
  2. Communicate the situation with all building occupants. Be sure to address all concerns. 
  3. Move materials that you are able to move away from the infestation. Light furniture or appliances should be taken out of the way to prevent moisture and mold from spreading. Carefully contain and remove the moldy materials so that the molds do not spread. 
  4. While doing this, use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect your body from the harmful effects of the molds. Use rubber hand gloves and put a gas mask on while moving moldy objects. A handkerchief over your mouth and nose would do if a gas mask is not available.


Expert Mold Removal Remediation


Stabilize Inc. is a professional firm that has experts in mold removal and remediation. Let us also help you with any of the following:


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For more useful tips on mold removal remediation, get in touch with Stabilize Inc. today.

 

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