Mold Remediation Steps
Residential Mold Remediation in Los Angeles & Beyond
Mold is everywhere. It is in the air and on many surfaces. The moisture-rich environment after a flood can cause mold to multiply to dangerous levels. If you can see or smell mold in your home, it’s time to call a specialist for testing and mold remediation. If left untreated, mold can ruin your home and cause a variety of health issues. Mold is especially dangerous for people with breathing problems.
Mold can exacerbate chronic respiratory conditions and cause illnesses like:
- Allergic reactions
At LimeGreen Water Damage & Restoration, we can remedy the problem for you. With the right expertise, we can prevent the spread of mold to help protect your family from encountering mold and experiencing these reactions. We have developed a five-step mold remediation plan that we use for most of our clients. It’s important to understand there is not a one-size-fits-all mold solution. So, when necessary, we customize our processes to fit the situation.
The extent of water damage and contamination will determine the strategy executed to remove the mold from your home. We focus on a careful assessment of the overall mold situation in your house. The easiest way is to follow moisture and water pathways. We have seen situations where the mold has spread to the entire structure. Mold typically clusters in areas around corners, ceilings, in attics, and near the ground.
A visual inspection is not enough, so we always perform air quality testing to determine the level of contamination. Mold spores in the air can point to a hidden colony. We suggest that you mark or note all of the places you are concerned about in your home before contacting us. We will perform an air quality test and make plans accordingly. You can take videos or photos of the mold damage, which can be helpful for insurance documentation as well.
At this stage, tools and equipment are required. A remediation plan that includes the project timelines and the cost structure is essential to a successful strategy. Our teams will then prepare the home for the remediation process, provide you with cost estimates, and arrange for construction work where needed. During this process, we also remove items that could get in the way. We help you store valuables inside protective covers and finish preparing the area for cleaning.
Every job has a checklist of things that we must confirm before we conclude the work. We must review your HVAC systems and test air quality to ensure the cleaning was successful. We also help you return your items to your home after we have certified that the place is safe for occupancy.
Remove and Repair
Effective mold control involves cleaning and checking the area to make sure all leaks are stopped or corrected. It is important to make sure that all vulnerabilities are fixed before we start the process. Water and humidity levels in a home create a mold breeding ground. As such, it is important to identify and correct all plumbing problems before beginning.
Also, we ensure that the home’s air conditioning system is working fine. All contaminated parts of the HVAC systems must be removed. We have to be careful during the removal process to ensure that we do not release mold spores into the air. When possible, we work to remove the mold from as many of your items as possible. Whenever possible, we try to treat, refurbish, and return every item we can.
Clean, Decontaminate and Dispose
Once we have removed and repaired everything that could be salvaged, we begin working to clean and disinfect the structure. This step of the process involves sorting and decision-making. Some items must be disposed of safely, as they are mold-infested and toxic. As in the prior step, we work to salvage as much as possible using sanitary processes to clean each item. We may need several solutions and a HEPA-approved vacuum cleaner to finish this step. We have been in this business long enough to avoid potential pitfalls that other mold remediation companies often make. We make sure that we have all the tools needed to make every step a success.
Call in the mold remediation specialist from LimeGreen Water Damage and Restoration at (833) 933-1445 to speak to make an appointment or schedule a free estimate.
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