If you notice that mold has appeared in your rooms, you must know that the foul smelling, ugly dark patches that you see on your corners, on wood or cardboard surfaces or behind the cupboards can also cause serious health issues, such as respiratory affections and skin problems. This also means that the mold-covered patches as well as the source of the mold must be eliminated as quickly as possible and the necessary measures to prevent the mold from coming back also must be implemented. The best way to ensure all that is to turn to Denver mold remediation professionals to remove the mold from your building – here is what to expect when the mold removal team arrives at your place.
The Assessment of the Situation
First of all, the mold removal company will check the visible mold patches and will examine your walls, your HVAC system and any other sensitive points through which mold could penetrate your rooms. After the source has been identified, the specialists will determine the best course of action to take and will inform you about the steps. This is when you can ask whatever question you have in mind about the mold remediation process.
The Mold Remediation Process
The specialist team will first of all empty the room that they will work – everything needs to be removed from the room, including the carpets, the furnishing items and the decorations.
If the specialist considers that the mold infestation can be removed only if the drywalls, the flooring or the insulation is removed, the team will take off any layer that has been infested and will treat the cleaned area with sealants that prevent the mold from returning so that the wall that receives the finishing is completely free from spores. If the infestation does not require such a major intervention, the specialists will remove the mold from the affected wall area and will treat the cleaned area with suitable mold prevention substances. The mold removal team will also perform a detailed inspection of the air ducts and vents around your building to make sure that the mold spores are not circulated with the air in your HVAC system.
The final phase of the actual cleaning process is the removal of every piece of equipment and cleaning accessory that was used for the process, following by the cleaning of the air and by the thorough ventilation of the room. The air in the room is cleaned with the help of high-capacity, professional air scrubbers that use High Efficiency Particulate Air filters and powerful vacuums, then the room is ventilated either by simply opening the doors and the windows or by using powerful ventilators.
In some cases, the owner of the building can start refinishing the walls and the floor right after the mold removal is complete, in other cases some waiting might be necessary before the refinishing process can start. Make sure to talk to the mold removal specialists before that aspect as well – they will surely give you lots of valuable advice.
Typically, companies that do mold removal provide other restoration services including Colorado asbestos abatement, water damage removal, fire remediation and smoke damage removal.