Mold can be a problem in your home whether you see it or not, and mold problems often range from small and manageable to far outside the homeowner’s scope. According to the EPA, if the moldy area is less than ten square feet, in most cases, you can handle the job yourself.
If the mold problem is greater than ten square feet and meets one of the conditions listed by the EPA, you should hire a mold removal professional.
Call a mold removal professional if:
- You believe the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) is contaminated
- The mold problem is a result of sewage or contaminated water
- The mold problem was caused by water damage
- You’re experiencing health concerns or are worried that the mold problem in your home could lead to health issues
Note: If you take care of it yourself, keep in mind that even if you kill mold, dead mold can still be dangerous to your health.
How Do Professionals Remove Mold?
If you’re considering hiring a mold removal professional or would like to consult with a professional, here’s what you can expect. First, call a professional to schedule an in-home evaluation and get a free quote. Then, a skilled mold removal expert will perform a thorough mold inspection to identify the precise varieties and levels of mold that may be affecting air quality. They will use a mix of visual inspection practices as well as look at moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to determine the source and scope of mold. If necessary, a professional will recommend mold testing to better understand the problem.
On the day of treatment, a mold removal professional will use a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter to filter the air, clean mold spores, and remove other airborne impurities in the target area. They will isolate the target area to avoid cross-contamination (including removing contaminated materials) and spores spreading to other areas of the home. All contaminated surfaces will be vacuumed with a HEPA vacuum to trap the mold spores while releasing clean air, unlike traditional vacuum cleaners.
Next, a professional will spray and wipe down the once contaminated surface with microfiber cleaning cloths. This helps break down the bonds between the surface and contaminates while removing any lingering spores. Lastly, the area will be treated with an antimicrobial applied via an electrostatic sprayer to ensure an even application and maximum effectiveness.
Contact Mold Medics
Whether there’s a mold problem in your home or you suspect a potential problem, you can count on Mold Medics to help! Our mold experts are trained and certified by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) to educate our customers while performing high-caliber mold testing.
The Mold Medics removal process is pet-safe, child-safe, and people-safe. Our goal is to remove the mold problem in your home, address the source to avoid future problems, and most importantly, keep you and your family safe through our safe and effective methods. We stand by our proven process, and as a result, we offer a warranty from the date of treatment.
Additionally, if you don’t feel comfortable inviting a mold specialist into your home and personal spaces, we offer virtual mold assessments to give you a peace of mind. By utilizing video technology, we can accurately assess the situation and answer any questions you may have while maintaining social distancing.
To learn more about our services or to schedule an in-home evaluation, Contact Mold Medics today for a FREE quote!