Mold is common and present in many different locations around you. There are many kinds of mold that can grow as long as there are damp areas. Mold can grow on drywall, wooden items, wallpaper, carpeting, paint, ceiling tiles, various kinds of furniture and fabrics, books, clothes, and the list goes on. Mold can also spread on dry and dirty surfaces like ceramic tiles, insulation, and concrete.
Indoor and outdoor mold can be managed and removed if necessary, such as they are leading to health issues. It is very common for mold to grow in bathrooms. The specific areas of the bathroom include the shower stalls, bathtubs, shower head, and the grout of tile as well. Individuals can use cleaners to remove mold and eliminate at least some of the problem. Mold has the ability to grow wherever water gathers, both inside and outside a home. This can be extremely harmful to individuals who live in these residences.
Individuals who have current underlying health issues suffer a much greater risk to mold exposure. Mold that is growing on the inside of buildings can be averted or controlled by being proactive in preserving, inspecting, and fixing any potential issues in the building by drying the damp surface in a timely manner and properly disposing of damp and ruined materials. Fixing the main cause of the accumulation of water can reduce the amount of people exposed to mold as well as heightened health symptoms experienced due to the exposure of mold.
The immediate cleaning or removal of items damaged from mold, plus repairs to the building itself should be the top priority in dealing with mold that could easily spread to an additional location. The quickest, safest, and most effective methods should be used in order to achieve maximum success Mold varieties are so unexpected, unpredictable, and so different that each and every mold removal situation should be handled differently.
Mold is so dangerous that if you have more than just a spot or two in your bathroom, you need to turn to the professionals to get it out safely. It is simply not worth the risk to your health. Instead of allowing your health to potentially decline, call in the experts at Superior Home Restorations. We will locate the damp water source, determine why you have water there, and do what we can to not only fix the issue but also make sure the mold is safely removed.
There are many ways to determine if you have mold. Seeing mold is a great start, but it is not always visible to the eye. Sometimes you will smell a musty scent that can lead you to mold, especially in wood or behind drywall. You may also need technology to recognize where you have mold if your eyes and nose are not enough to pinpoint the problem.
The first step is to visually assess the contaminated area. The presence of mold must be taken care of quickly, safely, and with proper steps. Also, if there is any damage from water directly, such as water spots and damp odors, those have to be cleaned and treated as well. In all mold situations, the source or sources of water need to be found and fixed. That way you can figure out how much mold and water damage areactually present. Anything that was damaged or destroyed by the water should be taken away from the area or thrown away properly.
If you are experiencing mold in your home, then you need to reach out to someone with the experience to ensure that it is removed properly. Shortcuts will only allow the problem to progressively grow. This could put your family’s health at risk on top of putting your home at risk. Calling in a professional, such as Superior Home Restorations, will allow you to ask any questions you may have and get a plan in place to remove all mold from the premises.
A visual inspection if the very first thing you do in any mold cleaning and removal job. This step is also extremely vital to the whole process because the pros will determine the entire cleaning plan based on what is seen from the areas containing mold in the building. The visual inspection will help determine what steps come next, such as where to begin in the building and which cleaning materials will be required.
Part of the inspection is to take note of hidden areas like attics, behind the wallboard, and around crawl spaces. There are many other things to consider in these inspections. For example, other things to be looked at are carpet padding and backing, baseboards, insulation, wallpaper, and other potential materials that are suitable for keeping mold hidden from the naked eye. Visual inspections should also include drywall, wooden structures, ceiling tiles, and other surfaces must be checked.
All air duct or ventilation systems must be looked at for any potential wet environments. This includes things like the fans, fins, metal pieces of equipment, insulation, filters so there can be an accurate determination of mold levels in the area. There are some very important pieces of equipment that one can use during this assessment. For example, a moisture meter is key because it can detect moisture readings that the naked eye may not be able to see. Also, a borescope is used for behind walls or in the ventilation system. Other equipment is vital as well, such as a proper mask known as an N-95, and heavy-duty gloves.
There are specific measures to make sure that the overall removal and cleaning of mold was successful. There are evaluations done during and after the cleaning to ensure the overall quality is hitting the standards a project like this has. These indicators should be reached with all mold removal and cleaning projects regardless of size.
The first indicator is that the cause of the moisture has been solved. The second is the separation of the contaminated area was fulfilled. Next is the removal of all trash and mold complete according to the work plan?
If so, then this part of the inspection is fulfilled. Furthermore, checks need to be made showing that all damp areas were treated, cleaned, and are safe to use following the full cleanup project.
After that indicator, double check to ensure all surfaces do not have any other substances or particles on it. Lastly, if a test of the environment was done before and after the project, the findings were compared, ensuring the safety of the room or building.
When you discover mold, do not take on that type of project alone. Having a dirty corner in your bathtub is one thing, but if it is spreading, takes up a corner of your home, or you believe there to be mold behind your walls, then you need the help of a professional crew. Contact us here at Superior Home Restorations today and let us help ensure the safety of your home from mold.