What is the Difference Between Mold Removal & Mold Remediation?
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Are you experiencing a mold problem? Understanding the difference between mold removal and mold remediation is essential to ensure you’re hiring the correct professional for the job. While both terms tend to be used interchangeably, the terms highlight different processes.
Mold spores are everywhere – both indoors and outdoors. A majority of these spores are dormant which means that they aren’t causing any problems and are only noticeable under a microscope, but when they are introduced to dark, humid, and moist environments, the mold spores can be activated. In a normal room, it is not possible to remove all mold, only active mold during the remediation, which will return the room back to its normal environment.
The Mold Remediation Process:
Step One: Containment
The first step in the mold remediation process is to contain the mold spores by erecting a physical barrier. This barrier will stop the mold spores from traveling to other areas of your home or business during the cleaning process. At BGS Environmental, we accomplish this by utilizing plastic sheets and duct tape to cover doorways and then placing the affected area under “negative pressure.”
Step Two: Removal
Any porous, water damaged, and contaminated materials will be dismantled within the contained workspace and removed from the building without cross contaminating other areas of the property.
Step Three: Clean Up
Once all damaged and infected materials have been removed from the workspace, your mold remediation professional will use a HEPA filtered vacuum to clean the space before applying a prescribed solution to the space. Once this is completed, they will go through and vacuum the space again with a HEPA filtered vacuum to remove any particles that were missed.
If you’ve noticed mold in your home, give BGS Environmental a call at (774) 226-5911 to ensure it is removed and remediated properly.