Attic Mold Remediation
Residential Mold Remediation | Los Angeles CA
Many homeowners don’t give much thought to attic mold, since it occurs in an area of the home that’s typically distant from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, if left untreated, attic mold can lead to serious structural deterioration and damage. If you find yourself with a growing mold problem in the attic, it’s best to schedule a mold remediation to treat the affected areas and prevent more damage from being done. Additionally, we’ll take a look at what exactly mold is and why you should take it seriously for the sake of your home’s safety and your loved ones’ health.
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How Does Attic Mold Remediation Work?
When we remove mold from an attic, it’s a thorough, diligent process. It involves a number of different steps to ensure that the problem areas are treated to be as clean and safe as possible.
Step 1: Containing the Problem
The first step in the remediation process involves quarantining the affected areas. We do this to guarantee that the mold problem is not allowed to spread to other areas of the home.
This process involves the use of a negative air scrubber, which, in many ways, functions as a high-powered, heavy-duty air filter. It safely traps any air particles that contain mold toxins and filters them thoroughly before removing them entirely from the site of contamination.
This process of removing air also creates a vacuum effect which reduces the risk of stray mold particles finding their way into other parts of the home.
Step 2: Removing Contaminated Items
In the second step of the remediation process, we remove everything from the attic that has been contaminated by mold. Depending on the severity of the particular case, it may be necessary to remove flooring, walls, insulation, and any personal belongings that have been stored near the contamination site.
During this process, we take the utmost care to seal and dispose of all affected objects in a way that keeps the contamination safely at bay.
Step 3: Cleaning
Once the removal phase is complete, we begin the cleaning process. All remaining surfaces in the attic will need to be thoroughly scrubbed down and disinfected to prevent the return of mold in the future.
Step 4: Double Checking Our Results
After a remediation job is complete, we frequently keep our equipment at the work site for another day. During this time, we encourage you to set up an additional third-party mold inspection to ensure that we have indeed created a safe, mold-free environment in the attic.
In the event that more mold is discovered during this inspection, we can quickly resume work to address any issues raised.
Why is Mold Remediation Important?
Mold is a type of fungus that reproduces via tiny spores released into the air. When these spores are inhaled by humans, they can cause an allergic reaction in the immune system.
This reaction frequently leads to the following symptoms:
- Nasal congestion
- Itchiness in the eyes and throat
- Skin dryness
- Other respiratory issues
When mold allergies interact with preexisting conditions (like asthma), the symptoms can be even worse—and sometimes life-threatening. Ultimately, mold remediation is all about making sure you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe in your home.
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If you’re worried that you might have a mold problem, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. We’re ready to answer any questions or address any concerns you might have about mold in the attic and what you can do about it.
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