What's the difference between mold removal and mold remediation?
The simple answer is that mold removal is merely a step in the process of mold remediation.
As with any mold remediation project it's very important to make sure that you're using the services of a state licensed mold professional. If you suspect that you have a mold problem or just have some questions regarding mold in general, please feel free to give us a call at 605-370-1990.
The Mold Remediation Process
Mold remediation is the process of removing and cleaning mold from your home or business. Mold removal is a term that gets associated with mold remediation. However, mold removal is just a step in the mold remediation process.
There are four main steps involved in the mold remediation process:
This first step is critical to contain the mold spores and prevent cross contamination to unaffected areas. This is accomplished by sealing off the affected areas with plastic sheeting.
With this step we are physically removing the mold from the affected areas. This step may include the removal of drywall, cabinets, and any other items where the mold exists. These items are bagged, sealed and properly disposed of.
This critical step is more than just a heavy vacuuming. The room should be placed under negative air so that all the air is captured and filtered by an air filtration device. A thorough cleaning will be performed to S520 guidelines using HEPA vacuums (note, these are not ShopVacs with a hepa filter!). Possible sealant on studs and/or framing and remaining structural items that are not discarded.
4) Post testing
Post testing should be performed by an independent third party testing firm. The testing will help determine the success of the remediation process. The post testing process will follow the same mold testing process that was done prior to the mold remediation being performed.
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