Four Common Questions About Mold Remediation
Mold remediation is a process to remove mold from the indoors of a residential or commercial property. A mold removal technician uses specialized tools and equipment to remove mold and damages caused by it.
1. What Causes Mold Growth?
Mold is caused by tiny spores entering your indoor spaces. These spores grow and flourish in moisture while destroying the sterility of the environment. Molds grow on almost all surfaces, including wood, wallpaper, paint, tiles, carpet, and insulation materials. Mold grows best in areas with excessive moisture, such as flooded floors and leaky roofs. The only way to prevent this growth, other than professional services, is to keep the area dry.
2. How Does Mold Grow?
Mold spores feed on water, oxygen, and nutrients from dead organic materials such as paper, wood, and fabrics. The spores also derive these elements from synthetic products like adhesives and paints. Combined with moisture, the source of these nutrients becomes a breeding ground for mold.
Most mold species thrive in moist air with a humidity level of more than 70%. Only a few of those species survive in temperatures below 40 degrees F or above 110 degrees F. Beyond this temperature threshold, the species remain dormant and become active again when a favorable condition returns.
3. How Long Is the Mold Removal Process?
The process of removing mold depends on various factors, such as the extent of mold infestation, its nutrient source, and where it’s actually present. Mold growths that are deep beneath the floors or walls need sophisticated techniques and take longer to remove than surface mold. Contact the Entrusted team today for more information.
4. When Do I Know if the Mold Is Gone?
Visual inspection and professional testing are the only ways to know if the mold is gone. By visually inspecting the area, you will be able to determine whether or not the mold is gone for good. However, some mold spores can linger for long in hidden areas that are hard to access. Even air can contain mold spores that are invisible to the naked eye. If you’re concerned there may still be mold, it’s best to call a professional to test the area.
You can rely on Entrusted to have the appropriate tools and equipment needed for thorough remediation.