Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation

Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation

Mold can turn up anywhere – your home, your office, a shed or even your backyard. It just takes a little water infiltration and in as little as 48 hours, mold can develop and spread rampantly. While there are a variety of mold types and some are more dangerous than others, mold does produce allergens that can cause or add to other health concerns. It’s important to both remove and remediate mold as soon as possible.

Turn to the Professionals

Mold Remediation | 508-841-8158 | MicroZyme TechnologiesMold contamination is serious and needs to be handled by professionals who adhere to industry standard protocols like those of the Indoor Air Quality Association. Not only must workers wear personal protective equipment (PPE), they must be aware of contaminated areas and uncontaminated areas, working to prevent cross-contamination. Cross-contamination can be prevented by sealing off contaminated areas with poly sheeting, utilizing negative air machines and sealing hazardous materials.

Removing Mold

It’s important to note that mold cannot be completely removed. Mold and mold spores exist everywhere that there is oxygen and moisture, so it is more important to control mold, especially with additional moisture present or even standing water. Keep an eye out for leaky pipes or roof leaks and check interior humidity levels. The first step in controlling mold is eliminating the water or moisture source.

If you find mold colonies and attempt to remove them, pay attention to hidden mold. Mold can hide under flooring or wallpaper and if you are removing or demoing these areas, you could release and thereby spread more mold. If you come across hidden mold, stop and change your plan. You will need to remove mold slowly from the entire affected area while minimizing the spread of spores.

There are a number of mold removal products you can use to remove mold colonies, or you can try to mix your own solution of bleach and water. Always use protective wear like gloves and masks. Try to avoid breathing in the chemicals or mold spores.

MicroZyme uses EC-34 Technology, non-toxic, environmentally friendly and biodegradable treatment for removing mold. Organic enzymes break down, digest and eliminate mold spores and mildew. It also stops future mold growth. Enzyme technology is truly state-of-the-art sustainable mold remediation.

Remediating Mold

After you remove the mold, you will need to clean up and restore the contaminated area and the area(s) that was affected by the mold. This is mold remediation. After you’ve removed as much mold as possible (or visible), use a High-Efficiency Particulate Air(HEPA) vacuum over the entire contaminated area. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and dry. Remove, seal and discard any ruined or contaminated materials, including building materials like drywall and insulation. After remediation, it’s important to retest the area for any dangerous signs of mold and ideally include a third party for verification.

Mold Experts

Mold is always best handled by experienced professionals who know the best ways to remove and remediate mold. MicroZyme Technologies is here to help – we’ll even respond and test for mold within 48 hours of your initial call.

If you’ve found mold and need remediation, call us today at (866) 920-6653.

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