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Mold remediation is the process of safely removing and cleaning up mold growth in any indoor environment, like a home or business. Mold remediation involves not only eliminating any mold that might be growing, but also helping to repair any damage that might have come about as a result of that growth. Mold remediation specialists use a wide array of specialized equipment and methods to ensure that your mold infestation is eliminated completely, helping to keep the problem from coming back anytime soon.
Mold enters your home as tiny spores and can start to grow on just about any surface type you could imagine. From wood, to ceiling tiles, wallpaper, insulation, and even sheet rock, as long as mold has the moisture it needs to start growing, it will, and it can start to break down and destroy whatever it is growing on in the process as it feeds. Mold is especially fond of areas around your home or business that are higher in humidity, or have a lot of excess moisture lingering around.
One of the first and most obvious signs of a mold problem is that characteristic musty odor that can leave your home or business smelling more like an old library than anything else. While this is the case for most species of mold, there are some that don’t give off any odor at all, making them a bit harder to detect. Most mold types can also be detected visually, but can sometimes be mistaken for dirt, so it pays to look closely and carefully, especially in any rooms of your home or business that have been exposed to a lot of moisture. Additionally, if you notice that you or anyone in your family start to develop any kind of unexplained respiratory or health issues, mold could be a contributing factor, in which case you will want to have your home properly inspected.
Mold eats away at any surface that it is growing on, which can lead to a lot of extensive damage over time if you don’t properly resolve the issue. In worst-case scenarios, mold can even wind up causing serious structural damage to your home, and render it uninhabitable due to health and safety risks.
The time it takes to successfully complete the mold removal process can vary depending on the size of the issue, where the mold is located, and the materials that it is growing on. Generally speaking, however, most mold removal projects can be fully completed within 1 to 5 days.