When it comes to handling mold in your home, it is really a question of how quickly you can get rid of it rather than if you can. Mold is a problem for your home’s safety as well as your health. The sooner you find a solution to address the presence of mold in your home the better it will be for you. But how are you supposed to handle that mold? Bleach may get rid of the appearance of mold on the surface but it doesn’t deal with it at its core.
Mold removal and remediation require professional assistance, plain and simple. If you are wondering why you can’t handle your mold problem on your own, let us tell you a bit more about what this task entails.
What exactly is mold remediation?
When we talk about mold remediation we are discussing getting the mold present in your house to recede and eventually disappear. It will never be possible to counteract every mold spore that comes in the house (though an air purifier does help with this) so this is the best possible approach. Our goal is to address the mold already present and prevent it from spreading again.
The Steps of Mold Remediation
The first step of this process is to assess the situation. It may sound unnecessary but, just as we assess the state of your AC before repairing it, we need to know exactly how bad things are before diving in. We will also work to identify the root cause of the mold growth such as an excessive humidity problem or a leaking pipe.
Once your technician has the full scope of the situation, they can put together an effective plan to address the mold. Dressed in protective gear, they will go about this task using a variety of methods to tackle the issue such as cleaning your ductwork and the rest of the HVAC system (mold loves the dark humidity in your ducts), dry-brushing or ice-blasting moldy areas, and even using a specialty vacuum to suck up puddles of water.
Once the mold issue has been fully handled, the technician will reassess the problem area to make sure that everything has been done properly and effectively.
Preventing Mold Growth in the Future
One question we get often when handling mold issues is how to prevent it from happening again. While our mold remediation services are comprehensive and get rid of and prevent future mold growth, there are some steps you can take to double down on keeping mold out of your home. These include:
- Keeping your ducts clean: Dirty ducts tend to be a favorite home for mold growth.
- Keeping humid areas well-ventilated: This includes bathrooms and the laundry room.
- Considering an air purifier: These systems can kill mold spores before they have a chance to do damage.
When you need help with mold remediation in West Palm Beach, FL, reaching out to a certified team that is trained to handle this problem is the best option.
Contact Envirotech Air Quality Services today. We are proud to be one of the few HVAC companies in South Florida that are licensed mold assessors and remediators.