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Steps to Take for Proper Mold Remediation

10/3/2016 (Permalink)

An area exhibiting mold first has to be dried out and contained. Call SERVPRO today so that we can quickly assess your damage!

SERVPRO Professionals are Certified in Solving Mold Problems

When you are dealing with mold for any reason in your home, it is important to realize that it will take a professional company to clean it and get rid of it properly. Issues with mold should not be taken into your own hands since special equipment and cleaners are needed to handle it thoroughly, and there may be hidden mold that only a trained technician, like the ones at SERVPRO, will be able to find.

Any mold damage in North Dallas will have some major steps that are needed for the proper remediation. Safety comes first when it comes to dealing with mold, which we at SERVPRO also understand and are trained for. The first step in mold remediation is containment so that the mold does not spread to areas which are uncontaminated. This can include installing plastic sheeting for barriers, establishing negative air pressure, sealing any HVAC vents to stop the duct system from being contaminated and creating clean and decontamination rooms for the purpose of entering, leaving and decontaminating materials and equipment.

The method used to remove the mold will depend upon the kind of surface the mold is on. Nonporous materials can generally be cleaned, but porous materials that have visible mold growth will many times have to be removed and thrown away. The professionals will remove any extensively contaminated porous materials, such as drywall, fabrics, carpeting, and insulation. They will get rid of mold on nonporous materials by cleaning them. These include metals, glass, plastics and the like. If the surface is dry they will use a HEPA vacuum to remove the mold, or by damp wiping with a detergent solution if the mold is found in layers of soils.

Once everything has been properly cleaned of mold, the technicians will then dry out your home and your possessions to stop any more mold growth from happening. Some of the procedures for drying will have to be delayed until containment and the mold removal is finished. Taking out any damaged materials which have absorbed moisture will help to speed up the drying process. Dehumidifiers can be used since they do not have a lot of airflow.

The above steps are necessary for mold remediation so that the mold will not spread or grow again. If you have a problem with mold, call us right away at SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887, and we can come up with a plan for remediation and clean up any mold damage in your home.

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