Most people have heard about mold remediation in Boca Raton, yet few know what this process actually entails. If your home has mold, it will not be possible to remove all of it. A small amount of mold will remain in your home regardless of whether you pay for mold removal in Boca Raton. However, mold in your living space resulting from a flood, an overflowing toilet or another plumbing problem is a cause for concern. Let's take a quick look at why mold remediation in Boca Raton is important and how it is performed.
Mold Remediation Is a Job for Proven Professionals
It is a grave mistake to attempt DIY (do-it-yourself) mold remediation. Mold is a dangerous substance that can harm your health and ruin your home. Our team has performed mold remediation in Boca Raton, FL for years. We know all the proper techniques, tools and equipment necessary for in-depth mold remediation. It is imperative that mold remediation in Boca Raton is performed with the right protective equipment and clothing. Our team dons everything from goggles to gloves, dust filter masks, respirators and protective clothing that protects against mold exposure. The severity of the mold problem ultimately dictates the extent of the protective equipment necessary for the job. Let us take the risk, wear the appropriate protective gear and return your property to normal.
Containing Mold Spores Amidst Mold Remediation in Boca Raton
If there is a considerable amount of mold in your home, it might be necessary to seal the room(s) in question to stop mold spores from moving throughout your home. We will cover doorways, windows, vents, and additional openings for complete containment. It will also be necessary to minimize dust due to the fact that mold spores tend to stick to dust particles and move around the home.
Why Negative Pressure Is Sometimes Used
In some situations, it makes sense to use negative pressure in the room being cleaned. As an example, it might be necessary to operate an exhaust fan out of a window or a slightly open door. This setup will blow the air on out of your home or business. The logic in this approach is that mold spores will inevitably be moved around as we work. Our aim is for these mold spores to move outdoors rather than remain indoors. It will also help to turn off the AC system prior to addressing the mold to reduce the chances of cold air moving the mold spores every-which-way.
There is no guarantee the mold will not return after our team performs mold remediation in Boca Raton. Though our work will dramatically reduce the chances of another mold problem, another flood, storm, overflow or other moisture-inducing event has the potential to cause mold to return. We apply a mold combating solution to the cleaned surfaces of your home where mold once grew. We even go as far as applying this solution to surfaces that were void of mold as all surfaces in the affected room will have at least some mold spores. It is possible for these mold spores to later grow into a full-blown mold problem if enough moisture accumulates. Attacking the mold with a highly-strategic approach really will help prevent it from coming back in the future.
About Those Moldy Materials
Hard plastic, metal, glass, and other non-porous materials that were laden with mold can be reused after we perform mold remediation in Boca Raton. However, the visible mold must have been cleaned off of the surface. Since these materials are non-porous, there will no longer be mold beneath the surface. Therefore, cleaning the surface mold will remedy the problem.
Books, drywall, carpet, and other porous materials laden with mold might not be salvageable. You will have to review these items on an individual manner basis to determine the severity of the mold growth. This is also a time to consider the items' value to you and your loved ones. If the item in question is not of particular importance to you and the mold growth is considerable, the item should be disposed of.
Once the mold is addressed and the surfaces are disinfected, it will take some time for the area to dry. When the drying is over, it is time to dry vacuum the affected parts of the home with a HEPA filtered vacuum. This vacuum eliminates residual mold and mold spores.
Erica's Plumbing & Restoration is on Your Side
Your home will have mold after a flood, toilet overflow, storm or other moisture-related events that breach your living space. Do not assume you have to throw everything out and start all over again. Let us perform mold remediation in Boca Raton on your behalf to bring your home back to normal. You can contact us at (561) 245-7435 to schedule remediation.