FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If clothing or other organic materials that have been growing mold cannot be adequately washed clean of the mold, it is recommended to discard of those materials.
Mold growth can return if the source of the mold growth has not been properly mitigated. If an ongoing source of water or moisture is persistent, mold growth will return.
Once existing mold growth has been cleaned up and eliminated, you can return to the area safely again.
Mold can be fully remediated in most circumstances. Typically, mold growth comes from a leaky faucet under a sink, a cracked pipe that delivers a slow leak, a swamp cooler that has condensation that builds up on the roof and penetrates through the ceiling or a window sill that is not properly caulked. The most difficult mold projects to remediate are usually coming from the foundation of a home or building.
Depending on the nature of the mold growth, several different cleanup methods are applied. If the mold has affected the framing of a structure, the drywall is removed, and the framing is scrubbed and treated with appropriate chemicals. In other scenarios, moldy organic materials like drywall, bathroom vanities, cabinetry, carpet, baseboards or roofing materials would be removed and replaced with new materials.
The first stage of mold remediation is building the proper containment barrier that serves to block mold spores from circulating outside of the workspace. Air scrubbers are used to clean the affected air as we perform the remediation process and vented outside. All mold affected materials are bagged inside of the containment area and removed once properly secured.
Depending on the severity and scope of the mold growth, one can determine if removing the mold without the assistance of a professional is feasible. Consulting a professional when weighing all of the remediation options is always a good plan.
Mold removal is the process of taking away the existence of mold containing materials or eradicating mold growth in place. Mold remediation is a correction of a situation where mold growth is active.
Yes, mold remediation can be done by oneself. It is important to understand that when doing so, just removing the “sight” or surface of a moldy area does not mean that the root cause of the mold growth has been resolved. It may be a situation where a plumber, roofer or a certified mold technician may need to get involved to truly get to the bottom of the issue.