Cleaning up mold isn’t like most other cleanup jobs. Microscopic mold spores can easily spread throughout your home if the area isn’t treated appropriately, and it can also be difficult to completely eradicate a mold infestation using readily available consumer cleaning products. Some molds can also be toxic and pose a serious health threat to anyone who attempts to clean up these molds without proper safety equipment such as a personal respirator. For these reasons and many more, professional mold remediation is recommended anytime you come across a mold problem in your home or business. So you know what you can expect, here’s a look at the steps involved with professional mold remediation.
Identify Moisture Source
The first step is to identify the source of moisture that caused the mold infestation to take hold. Mold remediation is about more than simply cleaning up mold, but also preventing future mold infestations. Identifying the moisture source will allow the remediation contractor to make recommendations and/or repairs to prevent mold problems in the future.
Create Remediation Plan
Once the moisture source has been identified and the mold infestation has been assessed, the remediation contractor will develop a plan that outlines the recommended steps to be taken. A mold remediation provider should present you with a copy of the plan and thoroughly explain the steps in detail so you know what to expect.
Carry Out Remediation
If you agree to the remediation plan, the next step is for the remediation contractor to carry out the plan to the best of his or her abilities. Upon completion of the remediation steps, the contractor should also measure how successful the remediation efforts were and share the results with you. If you aren’t satisfied with the results, request additional steps be taken to eliminate your mold problem to your liking and expectations.