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Know the Difference between Mold Removal and Remediation

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

Mod is a persuasive kind of fungi with over 100,000 known variations. Molds need a specific environment to grow and thrive. They often grow in dampness rich and water damaged areas. Prolonged exposure to mold does not only have adverse effects of health; it can eventually compromise structural integrity. Molds can thrive in harsh conditions, and sometimes drying the area is not enough. These fungi remain airborne and continue to thrive when it finds suitable conditions. Complete eradication is the only way to get rid of them.

However, most companies claim themselves to be the Mold Remediation Specialist in Vancouver or removal experts. These two terms have a thin line of difference that people often mistake during their service selection. As a client, you need to understand the difference between them to make the right choice for handling the problem.

Mold Removal and Mold Remediation

Mold Removal

In terms of service, both these terms are interchangeable but achieving the former is technically impossible. This is because molds have microscopic spores spread throughout the outdoor and indoor atmosphere. Removal of microscopic spores is an impossible activity that most clients fail to evaluate. Many companies claim to eradicate the mold that you should not believe.

A simple cleaning of the patch of mold will not do the trick, as they will eventually grow back if the place remains damp.

Mold Remediation

Mold remediation is a multi-step process that returns the mold to its natural and acceptable level. Since you cannot eliminate the mold, the key here is to control its growth and mold remediation is the only way. Mold remediation specialists in Vancouver address the causes of mold outbreak and stop it from happening again.

The Process of Mold Remediation

Since mold remediation is the only logical way to keep the growth of mold from happening again. Mold Remediation companies have a specific way of determining and containing mold growth and development.

Steps in their remediation process include:

  • Inspection

Remediation experts first address and inspect the area for visible signs of mold presence. Some experts take samples to determine the type of mold. They need to make inspections, as the spores are not dormant and have become airborne, ready to reproduce. The samples they take during inspection tells them about the possible solution to contain the outbreak. The assessment also tells them of the spore count and estimated level of contamination.

  • Containment

Once mold remediation specialists in Vancouver identify the affected area, they have to seal the point to prevent further contamination. The control method of mold depends on the location of its growth. If the presence is on a non-porous surface, then treatment from approved biocide might do the trick. If the development is on a porous surface like wood or wallboard, then the contamination may infiltrate beyond the surface. Depending on the severity of contamination, the material needs removal or replacement.

  • Air Filtration

Experts use high-efficiency air filters in HVAC systems to filter that air and prevent the spores from turning into fungi. Experts also use special HEPA vacuum cleaners to pick up any spores depending on the level of contamination.

  • Clean Up

Remediation experts use various antimicrobial and anti-fungal substances (environmentally approved) to clean the colonies of mold.

  • Sanitization

After the cleanup and filtration, the mold removal specialists in Vancouver sanitize the house to complete the process. They use fogging equipment to deodorize the air and your belongings and recommend a thorough cleaning of clothes and curtains.

Final Word

Mold remediation is the only way to ensure that the contamination stays under control and prevented from developing again. Removal removes patches of mold only and is a temporary solution. However, it does not stop the growth from happening again. We recommend taking help from remediation specialists to ensure control and contamination of fungi for long.

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