What is Mold Damage Remediation?
Mold damage remediation includes all of the steps required to eradicate mold, as well as to make sure that mold growth does not occur again. The importance of preventing re-contamination cannot be emphasized enough. Mold spores are a part of our everyday life and there will always be some in our homes. It is only when moisture levels get too high that mold will begin to grow in your home. Thus, steps must be taken to ensure your home’s humidity levels are under control in order to eradicate mold. Professional mold remediation services will include moisture detection using infrared imaging, structural drying, and dehumidification to ensure the mold is gone for good.
Call for mold damage services immediately
If you can see mold growing on surfaces like walls or ceilings, the problem is likely much worse than you suspect. The moisture level behind those surfaces is usually higher, meaning that a vast amount of mold could be growing within the structure of your home. Cleaning the surface mold, even with bleach, will not be enough to solve the mold problem. Remember that mold can be very dangerous to your health. It can cause headaches, skin irritation, itchy eyes, breathing problems, or even severe illness and death in some cases. Don’t put the health of you and your family at risk. Call professionals for mold remediation services immediately.
What to do if you see mold:
- Do not touch the mold or attempt to clean it. This may just release more mold spores into the air.
- Call for mold remediation services
- Do not turn on your HVAC system until you are certain it is clear of mold
- Follow all steps recommended by the mold remediation experts, including purchasing dehumidifiers
- For severe cases of mold contamination, or for people at risk (pregnant women, children, the elderly, people with compromised immune systems), stay out of the mold-contaminated area. Wear a respirator if you must enter.
Pasadena CA Mold Damage Services
At Pasadena CA Water Damage, our primary concern is to get your home or business safe again while minimizing damages and costs. We have devised a comprehensive mold eradication system which eliminates mold damage and prevents it from reoccurring.
The first step is to assess the mold damage as well as identify the cause of the mold. Plumbing problems are often the cause of mold growth and these will need to be fixed. We will then contain the area to make sure mold spores are not sent into over areas of your home during the cleanup process. This is generally done with tarping.
Using HEPA filters, the air in the room will be cleaned to rid it of mold spores. Next, we will dispose of materials which are contaminated with mold. This often means removing drywall and carpet padding, as well as other materials which cannot be safely cleaned. If you have sentimental items such as stuffed animal toys or quilts which were affected by mold, our specialists will advise you on how these can be saved. Materials which can be treated for mold will be cleaned with antimicrobial cleaning solutions. Hard surfaces such as flooring may need to be sealed over to prevent mold re-growth. If our specialists deem necessary, we will advise you to have your HVAC system air ducts cleaned out.
The final part of the mold remediation process is to dry all structures so they cannot support new mold growth. This is done with air movers and dehumidifiers. For the long run, you may be advised to purchase a dehumidifier, such as for basement mold growth. We follow up with testing to make sure that all mold is destroyed and moisture levels are under control.
Contact us at (626) 817-6718. We are happy to answer any of your questions and can have a team of mold damage experts to your home or business within 30 minutes to start the mold damage mitigation process.