Keeping Your Home Safe With Mold Remediation And Inspections

17 February 2023
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

If you have recently had water damage in your home or live in a climate where humidity is extremely high most of the year, mold and mildew can be a problem. Mold is often found in areas you don't see unless you go looking for it, but mold remediation services can inspect your home if you suspect you have a problem and help you put together a plan for removing it.

Wet Areas

One of the most common places to find mold in the home is in areas with water and potential leaks. The bathroom and kitchen may have mold growth in areas near pipes and fittings, especially if there are any leaking water lines. 

Even a minor amount of water can promote mold growth, so it is essential to keep an eye on these areas and ensure they are dry throughout the year. If you have a leak developed under the shower or near a sink, clean the water up right away. If there is already mold growing when you discover the leak, you may need a mold remediation service to clean up the area and apply a fungicide to discourage new mold growth, and a plumber may need to come to fix the leak once the mold is removed. 

If you have a pipe burst inside a wall or ceiling, the potential for mold to grow in the space is significant, and you may need to have a contractor remove the wet material before the mold can be dealt with. A water damage contractor knows the risks and how to safely remove materials. However, if there is visible mold in the space, the mold remediation service may want to control the entire process to ensure the air and surfaces inside the home stay free of potentially harmful mold spores. 

Leaving Your Home

When you find mold in your home, it is critical to have a mold remediation service inspect the house to determine the extent of the problem. The inspector may recommend you and your family stay somewhere else until all the mold is gone. However, if the mold is in an isolated part of the house, it may be possible to stay in the home during the removal. You will need to discuss your options with the remediation service. 

If the area where the mold is located is near any part of the HVAC system, you will probably have to leave for a few days, and the time it takes to remove the mold will depend on the amount of mold and the size of the area infected. The mold remediation contractor can give you an estimated time frame for the removal after a complete inspection. 

Reach out to a mold remediation service near you to learn more.