You've recently discovered mold throughout your home and are making the responsible, safe choice by having a professional remediation team come in and eradicate the mold. Acting quickly is important and you want to ensure you hire a reputable remediation company that will get the job done for a fair price. You also want to ensure that you and your family will be safe throughout the entire process. Here are a few important questions you need to ask your mold remediation team.
What Testing Will You Perform Prior to the Remediation?
Typically, your mold remediation team will take two different types of samples: air samples and surface samples. The air samples involve allowing air to come into contact with a sticky spore trap. Surface samples are taken in several different ways. For example, the mold remediation professional might remove an entire piece of drywall or a chunk of another surface to be tested in a lab.
Cotton swabs are also used to collect samples from a variety of surfaces, as well. The samples are sent to a lab and the test results will tell the mold remediation team how widespread the mold infestation is and what type of mold is present in your home.
What Should I Expect During the Remediation Process?
The mold remediation process will vary depending upon the type of mold found in your home and the extent of mold infestation throughout your home. First, the mold remediation company will set up a containment area in your home with plastic sheets. Ventilation and air filtration devices will also be set up throughout any contaminated areas.
Special fungicides will be used to remove the actual mold spores. The source of the mold infestation will also be identified and eliminated. Finally, a special paint will be used to encapsulate the mold spores and prevent any future contamination.
How Will You Dispose of Contaminated Materials?
Finally, your mold remediation team will help you determine which mold-contaminated items you should salvage and which you should throw away. Ask the mold remediation team how these items will be disposed of and if the remediation company will be responsible for this disposal. Typically, any items that are removed from your home will be treated, bagged, and disposed of properly by the remediation company.
Mold remediation is a process best left to professionals. If you have any more questions about the process, don't hesitate to ask your mold remediation team.