When you are faced with a Lakeland water damage scenario, you should pay close attention immediately. There are health hazards when water damage occurs inside your home. To keep your family safe, you must understand how mold remediation is done and the process that goes along with it.
One of the fears we have about water damage is the exposure to mold and mildew. Water damage means there is moisture in the air inside your home. Mold thrives in moist environment and since mold is basically everywhere, indoors and outdoors, it’s quite possible that you have it in your homes, too. The first step to understanding how mold works and how this problem is addressed is also accepting that there is no complete removal of mold. What businesses and water damage contractors do is to remediate the problem, so that it won’t be a health hazard anymore and it would stop the “environmental change.”
Call your contractor
The moment you see a water damage situation in your house, you need to call a contractor right away. It is advisable for homeowners and business owners to have a water damage contractor on call, so that you can get the proper service the moment you need it. A series of questions will first be asked about the water damage situation before a team is sent to your home.
Mold damage assessment
A team of professionals and experts will visit your home or your office to assess the presence of mold there. They will search for visible signs of mold since it feeds on cellulose and water and thus, can hide from plain view. The team will use various technologies to detect the mold and hidden water sources.
To prevent the further spread of mold, the team will likely use various containment procedures such as negative air chambers that will put physical barriers on the contaminated area and negative air pressure that will keep the mold spores from spreading while the cleanup process is being done. The fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the further spread of the mold.
The filtration equipment allows the team to capture the microscopic mold spores out of the air. The technology makes use of “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of mold spores, after which the mold remediation process will take place.
Remove mold and mold-infested materials
Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and to help new colonies from spreading. The team will also remove the mold from porous materials such as drywall and carpets.