Learn the Ins and Outs Of The Mold Removal Process – Advanced Mold Diagnostics

Utilizing a mold removal process  is necessary if you have discovered a mold problem in your home and commercial spaces . When this process is properly executed, it can fully take care of your problem. Remember, removal is the key word here.

You can use a biocide to kill mold, there are even applications where you can slowly raise the temperature in a building to kill mold inside of wall cavities, but the mold spores will still be able to create an allergic reaction and still need to be removed. Yes, it’s true that the mold will no longer have the ability to produce toxic by-products which is a big step in the right direction.mold removal process

Mold needs to be physically removed from the building (as it is still an allergen). To make sure that the mold is effectively and fully removed from your home, it is important to contact a mold removal expert.

Even though some mold problems can be satisfactorily addressed with a do-it-yourself remedy, many other cases of mold growth require professional service because the mold removal process necessitates special equipment and expertise. Cross contamination of other areas in the building is also another risk you run when you DIY and therefore, you should consult the professionals.

To give you an idea of how the mold removal process works, here are 5 methods the professional mold remediation companies use.

5 Different Methods In The Mold Removal Process

  1. Physical Removal: Mold on a porous surface such as drywall, paneling or particle board furniture, etc should be removed and disposed of in 6 mil thick polyethylene bags. This disposal process will also apply to other porous surfaces such clothing and furniture.
  2. Vacuuming: This process involves the use of vacuums of which there are different types. We’ll start with shop vacs which are used to pick up the heavy debris first so as not to burn out the finer filters used in hepa vacuums. Hepa (high efficiency particulate arrestor) vacuums utilize tightly sealed containers and the hepa filters are designed to  remove particulates down to .3 microns in size.
  3. Dry Brushing or Agitation: This process uses stiff nylon brushes or wire brushes. Palm or belt sanders as well as vibrating tools (Dremel) can be used on wood surfaces as well as electric drills with wire brushes attached.
  4. Media Blasting:  This mold removal process can be accomplished in a variety of ways including baking soda blasting, corn husk blasting and the latest, dry ice blasting. No matter what material is used, the process is just what it sounds like, mold is removed by being blasted off of appropriate surfaces such as wood or cement.This process is very effective in not only removing the spores, but it can remove the staining left behind by mold growth.
  5. Damp Wiping: On non-porous and semi-porous surfaces such as countertops, hardwood, glass, or metal, mold can be removed with a damp wipe and a detergent solution. The mold should be hepa vacuumed off as much as possible before damp wiping to make the wiping process easier and more effective.

These processes should be performed by trained professionals that are equipped with the knowledge and technology necessary to get the job done safely. Advanced Mold Diagnostics is a mold remediation company with highly trained and experienced professionals that are sure to take care of your mold problem the first time.

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