Mold Growth Where You Least Expect It
Wet shoes walking in the rain. Leaky windows. Leaky pipes. Broken water heater. A clogged toilet.
There are but just a few examples of how moisture and wet conditions can come into your home. If these wet conditions are not resolved right away, these conditions could very easily feed and make possible the growth of mold and bacteria.
Mold grows in dark and damp places that are not always easily accessible. This could include under crawl spaces, inside drywall, and deep down inside carpet fibers. They breed, grow, and spread where and when you least suspect it.
Currently, there are thousands of distinctive mold species, but none as potentially harmful to your home and your health as the Stachybotrys chartarum species, or more commonly known as “black mold” due to its black or dark green look.
Even if your home has black mold in it, there is still time to contact a professional mold removal technician. Professional mold removal technicians can test for and remove all kinds of mold, especially black mold.
Mold testing is the first step in the mold removal and remediation process. The technician is often times going to need to run a test before mold removal and remediation can begin. This not only helps the technician determine what kind of molds are in the home, but also gives the technician a guide on how many mold spores were in the affected area before the remediation process and how many are in the affected area afterwards.
Once testing is completed and it is determined that mold removal is necessary, the technician is then sent back into the affected area with specialized equipment designed to remove– not kill– the mold spores in the affected area. This is far more effective than attempting to kill the mold spores completely, as it helps maintain and limit the amount of spores that are thrust into the air and allowed to spread to other areas of the home.
After mold removal and remediation is complete, the technician is then sent back in one more time to test the affected area. Certain guidelines and procedures require that if the mold spore count in the affected area exceeds a certain limit, further mold remediation must be performed in order to ensure that the job is complete and the area is healthy enough for normal activity once again.
Professional mold removal and remediation can come in handy and may in fact help keep your home and your family healthy.