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How To Keep Mold from Spreading During the Remediation Process

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

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Few things are as nerve-wracking as discovering that you have mold in your home in Mcdaniel, GA. It may start in one room of your house but, as the air circulates throughout each room, the mold contamination can spread. Proper containment and mold remediation methods can help keep the rest of your home safe. Here’s what to expect during the containment process.

Identification Is the First Step

Before any mold remediation work begins, the affected rooms must be sealed off from the rest of the house. The methods used on your property will vary depending on several factors:

  • Where the contamination is located
  • How exposed the room is to the rest of the house
  • The type of mold growing in the room

Once the type and extent of mold contamination is determined and the spots where it’s growing actively are located, it’s possible to separate those areas from the rest of your house.

Containment Methods Vary

Typically, the air vents and ductwork will be sealed off and covered. Any soft surfaces will be removed and cleaned as part of the mold cleanup process. If there’s visible mold damage on walls and hard surfaces, those areas will be treated, and all materials and waste will be sealed and removed from the house. Using HEPA filters on all vacuums and employing air purification equipment will also help keep the mold spores from spreading from room to room.

Mold Containment Is Vital for Successful Remediation

For mold to be completely removed, the spores must be contained during the entire remediation process. Without restricting the mold to where it’s most prevalent, you increase the risk of mold spreading throughout your home. Once it spreads, you’ll need to use more aggressive common and black mold cleanup methods to get rid of it around your house.
If you think you have a mold contamination issue on your property, schedule an inspection to find out exactly how serious the problem is. Once you know what you’re facing, you can work with a mold remediation specialist to get rid of it once and for all.

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