Mold Remediation Process
Each home is different and each situation where water damage and moisture becomes a problem cannot be handled the same. Each situation requires a unique approach to resolving mold as an issue. In general, the mold removal process follows specific steps to effectively remove mold.
Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
Using various visual and sampling technologies, Gladhill Services will carefully inspect your property for any visible, and at times, scientific signs of mold and moisture. At this time the determination for further testing may be recommended if mold is growing in unseen areas. Air sampling may be done during this step as well to help better understand how much mold is in the air, and to help determine how harmful it is.
We incorporate various containment strategies to prevent the further spread of mold spores. At times, we may need to use a more advanced containment strategy like negative air chambers in our effort to isolate the contaminated area. Physical barriers constructed of plastic create negative air pressure keeping the spores from spreading during remediation. All fans and ventilation must be turned off at this time to prevent further spread of mold.
We utilize industrial HEPA filtration vacuums and purifiers that allow our professionals to capture spores from mold out of the air during the removal process.
Mold removal and materials
The remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.
Contents and Belongings
We may need to clean nonporous surfaces on your furniture, decorative items, tables and chairs if mold is present on them. We incorporate a variety of cleaning solutions to disinfect these surfaces. At times, we may need to remove and prevent odors with various methods. And finally, ducts and other types of HVAC ventilation must be thoroughly treated and cleaned of any and all spores to ensure mold does not return.