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The Process of Mold Remediation and Removal

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

The Process of Mold Remediation and Removal

Mold is a very difficult and dangerous substance if it is allowed to gain a foothold and grow. It originates from a tiny spore that floats through the air, and when it lands under the right conditions, it grows very rapidly until it becomes a problem.

It is a microbial growth that begins in a minuscule manner yet can cover an entire wall and ceiling in a matter of weeks. Mildew and fungus can sometimes be mistaken for mold, and it takes an expert such as an environmental hygienist to be able to tell the difference.

The substance can grow very rapidly and in turn, will expel new spores as it grows. Mold needs a place to grow that is dark, has a supply of moisture and has no moving air. So, places like attics, basements, crawl spaces, bathrooms (behind walls), and other similar locations are all ripe for the substance to take hold and grow.

If a home or business owner suspects mold, they should avoid attempting to get rid of it because that in itself can be dangerous. The spores will spread very rapidly if it is disturbed, rubbed, or otherwise molested in any way. It has roots that grown down into just about any substance but glass. Substances such as wood, concrete, cloth, and other porous or semi-porous items are perfect for its growth.

Since mildew and certain types of fungus look very similar as the insidious growth, it takes and expert such as the environmental hygienist to identify it and design a treatment for the mold cleanup and mitigation. Workers will wear protective clothing and wall off the affected area with plastic sheeting and tape to prevent spores from spreading. Spores can get into the heating and air conditioning systems in homes and businesses where they can lodge in people's respiratory systems and cause all kinds of havoc.

It is so important to proceed to have mold cleanup and mitigation as soon as it is discovered.

When the environmental hygienist discovers the microbial growth he or she will not only treat it so that it is removed from the area, they must make sure that it won't regrow. In many cases, it will require removal of the dry wall and replacement of other structures to be sure that the microbial substance never returns in the mold cleanup and mitigation process.

So if anything that looks like mildew or fungus, or any similar microbial growth, an environmental hygienist should be contacted to examine the area and begin the mold cleanup and mitigation process. Great care must be taken because it might look like fungus or mildew, but it might be mold, and the process must be handled by experts. Visit http://www.SERVPROenglewoodeastlittleton.com for more information on mold removal and remediation.

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