When you find mold in your home, your first thought is often to turn to the Internet and find out what it is and how to resolve it. While there are times that this helps, those moments are few and far between.
The truth of the matter is that each situation is unique. It is rarely possible to determine the root of the issue from an online search engine. When it comes to mold, there are no generic solutions. Finding the right approach to resolution requires mold inspection and sometimes testing.
Below we outline three important components of the treatment process. Continue reading to understand better the appropriate response to new mold growth in your home.
The first and most important step to addressing mold in a home is to undergo a mold inspection. For this, we come into your home and thoroughly inspect the problem areas. After identifying the extent of the mold and the surrounding areas, we will begin identifying different sources that may cause the mold to grow and spread.
With years of experience in the field, we can accurately assess and diagnose various molds and mildew. We bring this knowledge to you quickly so we can return your house to its safe and healthy state as soon as possible.
The second step may be mold and air testing. During this process, we will assess the situation and determine what dangers are present. Knowing all of the different elements of the mold and the damage it is doing to the air quality will allow us to make a custom treatment plan.
Testing gives an overview into the situation on a more detailed level. At times we may swab the area for samples or retain an air sample. Keep in mind, testing is not always necessary.
Following the testing stage, we enter the treatment phase. Here we determine the best route to rid your home of the mold and what measures to implement to ensure it doesn’t return. When creating a custom treatment for your situation, there are many elements to take into account.
For starters, the situation may extend further than what the eye can see. Often mold is present, but mold spores and their toxins are not visible. Additionally, treatment needs to take into account the airflow of the space (basements and bathrooms retain a lot of moisture) and how that can resist treatment efforts. All of these will direct resolution efforts, which involve a decontamination process and often minor construction changes.
When you discover an area of mold in your home, it is crucial to get a proper mold inspection and testing. While your first instinct may be to find the solution yourself, it is vital to remember that each situation is unique, including the treatment plan.
Keep that in mind, next time you find an area of concern. Call us to schedule a mold inspection. As experts in our field, we can thoroughly analyze the situation and develop a comprehensive and customized treatment plan. Our goal is to help you create a healthy environment without getting hung up on who does what. We’ll explain the construction that needs to be done to correct the sources of the problem. The choice of how it gets done is up to you.