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The Mold Cleanup Process

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Finding Mold in Your Home

If you do discover mold in your home, don’t panic; a total demolition is not necessary. Focus your mold remediation efforts on the problem area where moisture is prevalent and visible mold is growing. The problem needs to be dealt with at its source, and the water needs to be eliminated.

After all visible mold has been effectively removed and moisture management systems have been put in place, the air needs to be cleaned. Remediation specialists have equipment specially designed to help remove airborne mold spores, such as HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters.

Proper safety gear should always be used. This includes a high-quality, high-filtration face mask, gloves and sometimes a full protective suit. Mold professionals will seal off the area during mold cleanup to help prevent the spread of black mold to other areas. They use negative air containment to pull fresh air into the area and push contaminated air out. In most cases, they also use antimicrobial chemicals.

Discovering mold in your home can be scary and disheartening. Trust professionals to come in make sure the job is done right. Visit http://www.SERVPROtheneworleanswestbank.com for more information on mold.

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