All About The Mold Removal Process

All About The Mold Removal Process


We’ve seen a rise in the notoriety of mold in recent years. Although not nearly as notorious anymore, medical professionals are still steadfast in urging the public to eradicate mold immediately.

On top of health repercussions, mold also poses potential damage to your property. If you see mold in your home, contact the mold experts at Absolute Maintenance & Consulting right away.

So, what are the mold removal and remediation process? 

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5 Steps for Mold Removal and Mold Remediation

As a premier mold removal company with over 35 years of experience, we employ proven mold removal processes to ensure complete eradication.


Step 1: Learn How Moisture Helps With The Development Of Mold

Assessing the severity of mold involves beyond ocular inspection. It is important to note that dampness or moisture creates an environment where mold thrives.

As such, knowing where water or leak is coming from and how it enters your home helps determine the location of mold growth, revealing its source.


Step 2: Chronicle The Mold Issues And Devise A Mold Remediation Plan

Before starting the mold remediation process, document the mold issues in detail in print, photos, and videos. Your mold remediation company can use these to partially determine and conceive the best remediation plan according to your particular case.


Step 3: Determine The Severity Of Mold Infestation

Mold spores are microscopic and airborne, making it easy for them to contaminate more than one area of your property. As such, determining the extent and locations of mold infestation helps your mold removal company devise the best approach to mold remediation.

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), if mold infests less than 10 sq ft of your property, you can apply home remedies to eliminate mold. You can use detergent and water to scrub off mold and dry it thoroughly.

If mold latches onto pervious surfaces, such as porous tiles, you may need to replace them to prevent mold regrowth. However, if the mold infestation is more extensive, with a size larger than 10 sq ft, you must call a professional mold remediation service immediately.


Step 4: Mold Remediation

Mold remediation is a comprehensive process of eradicating and preventing future mold growth. This involves:


  • Repair the water leak – this prevents new mold growth.
  • Seal the contaminated area – to prevent mold spores from traveling through other areas of your property, seal off the contaminated area’s doors, doorways, and windows.
  • Remove materials with mold – mold can seep into the deep crevices of porous surfaces, so you may need to replace them to avoid regrowth.
  • Properly dispose of contaminated surfaces– discard all mold-infested materials in at least 6 mil thick plastic bags, wrap them a second time, and seal them tightly.
  • Clean contaminated surfaces – clean and disinfect all non-porous materials with mold solutions or detergent and HEPA-approved vacuum cleaners.
  • Ocular inspection – assess and ensure the area is free of dust and debris.
  • Dry – since mold thrives in damp environments, thoroughly dry the surfaces with fans or dehumidifiers.
  • Replace – the last process of mold remediation is replacing all the mold-contaminated materials that were removed.

Ensure to follow the mold remediation plan to the letter to avoid mold issues from recurring. For mold infestations larger than 2.8 sq m, you may need to hire a professional mold removal specialist to completely eradicate mold.


Step 5: Assess Mold Removal

The best way to determine if the mold remediation was successful is to see if it stands the test of time. While it may seem like a judgment call, the EPA offers a great resource to help avoid mold growth from recurring. These include:

  • The moisture or leaking problem has been addressed.
  • No sign of mold or moldy and musky odor.
  • No unexplained symptoms of a possible mold infestation, such as coughing, wheezing, irritated eyes, and more.

While this blog serves as a valuable resource for mold remediation, a layman simply does not have the skills, tools, and equipment that professionals have.

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At Absolute Maintenance & Consulting, our mold experts possess the expertise and technology to eliminate mold completely. If you detect mold in your home, call us and schedule your mold removal appointment today!