Mold Remediation in Fresno
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When it comes to different terms used regarding mold problems in homes, businesses, and other structures there is often some confusion. Some of the phrases we hear, and use a lot are mold abatement, mold removal, mitigation, and remediation. For the most part, all these terms refer to the same thing....inspecting and removing smelly and harmful mold from a structure and then trying to prevent it's return.
Step 1: Mold Inspection and Assessment
If you've got some concerns about the possibility of mold in your home it's probably because you can smell that mildew-like odor. And in a worst case scenario, you might be suffering from breathing issues like wheezing or coughing which mold often causes. You might also see unusual black, grey, or green stains on walls or ceiling.
The first step in mold remediation is to have one of our Fresno experts come out and perform a mold inspection and assessment. We can determine fairly quickly if there is mold in the building and how severe the growth is.
Step 2: Mold Removal
The next thing we want to do is to start removing any parts of the wall or insulation that has mold growth. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as scraping the mold off of surfaces and then spraying with a sanitizer that prevents mold growth. Yes, we can do that in some situations but often mold removal requires more drastic measures.
The term "mold removal" is actually quite misleading. It's impossible to remove ALL mold from an area. It's in the air everywhere. All you and we can do is attempt to control it's growth and spread. If you've had any sort of flooding event that requires water damage restoration, the mold removal process can be quite involved.
Mold 'remediation' is a better term than 'removal'. It indicates a much more involved and all encompassing process.
Yes, we can remove large amounts of mold but that is not the end of it. We also have to cleanup the area and the air in the hopes we can keep it contained. This is much like the term 'emergency water removal' in a flooding situation. It really is just the beginning of full remediation which would include water damage repair.
Some of the other steps and precautions for mold remediation that need to be taken include...
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