When your home experiences intense flooding or water damage, there are many steps that need to be taken to restore it to its previous condition. One of these steps includes the process of mold remediation. Mold remediation is a multi-step process for removing mold, repairing the damage, and ensuring your home is safe from toxins.
If you live in Plant City, Lakeland, Winter Haven, and other nearby areas in central Florida and suspect your home may have mold, here is everything you need to know about the process of mold remediation and how to prepare for it.
Mold remediation is the process of removing mold from your home and cleaning, sanitizing, and decontaminating affected areas. Professional remediation also involves preventing further mold and making sure your home is safe and free of hazardous waste.
Before the process starts, mold remediation companies like True Builders conduct mold inspections using non-invasive thermal imaging, and send the suspected mold to a laboratory to perform tests. Mold remediation can be extensive and quite costly, however, it is vitally important for homes that have experienced severe flooding or water damage.
In our area of central Florida, flooding and intense rainfall are very common. Because of the high humidity levels in these areas, it’s quite common for homes to experience mold growth. If mold begins to grow in your home, it can cause serious health issues and if left untreated, mold can spread causing further damage and more severe hazards over time.
Mold causes severe respiratory issues such as chronic cough, eye irritation, sneezing, nose and throat irritation, fatigue, headaches, vomiting, nose bleeds, internal bleeding in the lungs, and more. Sometimes people mistakenly assume these are common allergy symptoms. Identifying mold and removing it quickly is pivotal to your health and your home’s safety. Water damage and mold eats away at your home’s walls and weakens its structural integrity. Proper mold remediation eliminates hazardous toxins and repairs your home’s damage and structure.
Our mold remediation service is quick, safe, and effective in removing mold, sanitizing affected areas, and ensuring your home is safe from further mold.
Mold remediation can seem a bit daunting, especially in the aftermath of severe flooding or storm damage. The process of mold remediation has come a long way from traditional remediation methods, however, there are still some common myths surrounding the process.
Many people believe you need to leave your house because remediation is messy, intrusive and presents health risks. With modern equipment like thermal imaging, it’s no longer necessary to tear down walls or rip up the flooring to find the mold and remove it, so you don’t need to leave your house unless you want to. Due to non-toxic biodegradable cleaning products, mold remediation is safe, painless, and relatively quick because the affected areas are tightly sealed off from the rest of the house, preventing the further spread of toxins throughout your home.
Mold remediation is a multi-step process that takes a lot of preparation. Our mold specialists begin by sealing off the areas that are contaminated by using plastic sheeting to prevent the mold from spreading to the rest of your home. The specialists then don protective suits and set up blowers to force the bad air out and propel in the fresh air. Special EPA-approved sprays are used to kill the mold and contaminated materials and objects are then gathered and removed, and cleaned with special non-toxic biodegradable products. Once the area is empty, an encapsulant is applied to the remaining mold for easy removal.
Mold is very common in our areas of Central Florida, and when performing mold remediation, we make sure your home is safe and hazard-free before concluding the project. If you live in Plant City, Lakeland, Winter Haven, and the surrounding areas and suspect your home may have mold, call us today at (863) 647-1800 to begin the remediation process.
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