Chronic exposure to molds can mean serious health risks. A study revealed that out of about 21.8 million people who had asthma, 4.6 million of these people had acquired the asthmatic condition by inhaling mold spores. When you notice that your nose is beginning to get engorged, your skin is getting itchy and your eyes are red, it might just be time to get mold remediation services Dayton Ohio.
The words mold removal and mold remediation have been used interchangeably even by professionals. Let’s now dive in on the differences between these two words.
Mold Remediation vs Mold Removal
There has been a debate on the appropriate term to use, mold removal or mold remediation.
Mold removal is a misnomer. While some companies may tell you that they can remove all the molds in your apartment, molds are ubiquitous and so cannot be eliminated. Thus, any cleaning expert who claims to get rid of mold growth 100% in your home is quite misinformed. Cleaning an apartment plagued with molds may remove the molds effectively but will not eliminate them because the mold spores are still there. These spores stay dormant until the right conditions are needed to spring them to life. Thus, true mold removal remains nothing but a misnomer.
The accurate way to deal with mold is mold remediation and restoration.
Mold remediation is a step-by-step process that takes the pathological fungi (fungi capable of causing diseases) into their more natural and unharmful state where they are incapable of causing harm to life and property. Thus, mold remediation aims not to totally remove the molds, but to as much as possible, eliminate existing molds and decrease the growth of new molds.
The mold remediation process addresses the causes of the mold and deals with it appropriately.
Thus, if you have a case of mold growth around your environment, you should call for mold remediation services Dayton Ohio.
The Mold Remediation Process
- Mold Inspection:
This is the first step of the mold remediation process. It can take as little as 30 minutes to as much as 3 hours. It involves thoroughly searching the area for noticeable signs of mold. The type of mold found in the affected area will determine how the mold remediation process will go.
This step involves the sealing of all the places that have been affected by mold. This will help in preventing the expansion of mold to other areas in the environment. This can be done by using physical barriers with negative air chambers and negative air pressure. It is also necessary to shut down fans, cooling, and heating systems, as they can help transfer mold spores around the house.
- Air filtration:
This step uses high-efficiency air filters to clear the property of mold spores.
- The Mold Cleanup:
This is the main process of mold remediation. It involves the use of antiseptic agents to clean the areas where there are colonies of mold. The technique employed for the cleanup process will depend on the area that the mold has grown and how much the mold growth has spread. Porous materials may have to be disposed of because the mold can hide within the pores and sometimes might be impossible to take out. Hard surfaces can be cleaned using a standard and approved biocide.
Sanitization: This is the last process in mold remediation and it involves sanitizing the area once the mold clean up is finished.