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Mold Remediation: What To Expect

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Mold Remediation: What To Expect Moldy floor in a Richardsville,KY building

Mold Remediation

Realizing you have mold growth in your commercial property in Richardsville, KY, is never a happy discovery, but mold removal can be a fairly straightforward process. It can take anywhere from three to seven days to completely remediate your building, depending on several factors, including how much water or moisture has to be removed and how large the patch of fungus is. Here are the basic steps you can expect mold remediation experts to take to see the process through from beginning to end.

1. Inspection

To understand the extent of the problem and to give you an estimate not only of the time that will be involved in resolving it but also how much it will cost to do so, technicians must inspect the affected area. They test the building for black mold to identify concentrations where growth is likely to occur. They also survey the damage that led to the growth and take care of it so that mold does not become a recurring issue.

2. Containment

To prevent further spread during the mold removal process, the problem must be contained before mitigation can begin. Experts block off the area and shut down air flow out of it to keep spores from moving to other parts of the building.

3. Removal

All materials infested with mold must be taken out of the building. This includes items that must be cleaned or discarded. It also may include drywall, ceiling tiles and flooring. Mold often roots into porous material, so it is usually easier to replace the material than try to get every spore that has embedded itself out.

4. Restoration

After all mold growth has been dealt with, technicians replace the parts that have been removed and return the items that have been cleaned. It is a good idea to hire a company that performs both mitigation and restoration so that your recovery time is minimal.

Mold removal may put part of your building out of commission for anywhere from a few days up to a week. The benefit of getting the problem completely resolved is worth as much time it takes, though.

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