Mold Remediation, Testing, Removal After Water Damage

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Mold Prevention Tips

  • Controlling moisture levels is vital — keeping your home, building or office dry and clean will prevent mold growth
  • If any area becomes wet due to an accident or other reason, dry wet or damp them within 48 hours
  • Leaky plumbing and any other leakage (from damaged roofs for instance) should be fixed first. Pay attention to condensation buildup as well as wet spots.
  • Increasing the surface temperature or reducing the humidity can fix moisture problems.
  • You can increase the surface temperature by increasing the circulation of air and better insulating.
  • To reduce the levels of moisture in the air you should increase the ventilation but only if the air outside is dry and cold. You can use a dehumidifier. Repairing leaks is a must.
  • Keep heating, ventilation, and air conditioning drip pans clean, flowing properly, and unobstructed.
  • Dryers and other appliances that can cause an increase of moisture levels should be used outside, whenever that is possible.
  • Indoor humidity levels should be below 60% RH, 30 to 50 % ideally.
  • Make sure that the building is checked regularly and HVAC inspections and maintenance are regularly performed.
  • If you don’t have any experience in fixing leaking roofs, bad plumbing or any other home/building repairs, you should not attempt to fix them yourself. Instead, hire professionals to make the repairs for you.
  1. Prevention is always better, this involves doing things right the first time.
  2. If you couldn’t prevent it, you should take action immediately

What is mold?

How does mold harm your health?

What Mold Needs to Grow

  • Roof leaks
  • Condensation due to cold spots or increased humidity
  • Slow leaks in plumbing fixtures
  • Humidification and sprinkler systems

Mold remediation and removal procedures

Wet Vacuum

Damp Wipe

HEPA Vacuum

Completing Mold Remediation — Fix the water problem and clean up the mold

  1. Completely fix moisture and water problems first
  2. Hire a mold removal company to safely and thoroughly clean your home or office/building.
  3. If the experts have sampled, the concentration of mold and spores in the building should be similar to those outside after the cleanup activities are over.
  4. The company you hired should offer you a follow-up inspection shortly after the remediation.
  5. After all that, you should be able to safely return to your home or workplace.
  6. Keep in mind, mold is extremely hard to remove, and complete removal is almost impossible, so at the end of the day it’s a judgement call by the mold inspection and removal specialist in Greenville, there is no easy solution. Sometimes, more than one procedure is required.

Mold Prevention

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