Discovering a mold problem is many homeowners’ worst nightmare. Whether it is visible to the naked eye, or if there is an odor that you suspect is caused by hidden mold spores, you may find yourself in a state of panic. In many scenarios, this is an understandable response. For one, mold can be difficult to fully eradicate on your own, depending on how bad it is. In many cases, simple household cleaning products will not suffice. Mold can also cause structural issues if it is located behind walls or in your flooring, for example. Also, there are health risks to consider as well, as mold particulates can cause respiratory issues, and black mold, in particular, can be dangerous to be exposed to. The good news is, if you have a mold problem, working with a business such as ours at Scope Environmental can offer mold remediation at a reasonable cost, allowing you to get back to enjoying your home. You may be wondering, though, how exactly does the professional mold removal process work?
At the outset, it can be helpful to understand just what exactly mold and mildew are. On a basic level, mold is a type of fungus that typically grows in areas of excess moisture. Mold can flourish just about anywhere, and sunny southern California is no exception. Mold can also come in just about every color of the rainbow, and you may see it appear as green, white, blue, yellow, or even black. Mold also produces a rather musky odor, which is how hidden mold will frequently make its presence known. Mold can grow indoors and outdoors, and it is often in bathrooms and kitchens, which have more water exposure. It is also not uncommon for mold to grow behind drywall and underneath flooring. Attics can also house mold, and if its spores are entering your HVAC system, you may be breathing in its particles, so it is prudent to deal with this issue as soon as possible.
The Mold Remediation Process in a Nutshell
If you are shopping around for mold removal services, you have probably seen the term “mold abatement.” This is a bit different from remediation. Mold abatement is the process of encapsulating and removing mold. Remediation is a bit more thorough in that it accounts for the prevention of future mold as well, which can mean fixing leaky pipes or sealing up areas prone to moisture.
A service like ours will identify the impacted area and clean around it. We will then use either a biocide to kill the mold, or a special type of paint to cover it. If need be, we can also remove portions of drywall or flooring to completely extract the mold from your home.
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Get the peace of mind that can only come from working with a professional mold removal service. To learn more, feel free to send us an email by visiting our contact page. You can also reach us by phone.