Molds can be incredibly harmful if left untreated. They can cause health problems, especially in those with a suppressed immune system, lung problems, or allergies. Molds are common in most buildings but some are more harmful than others. The best way to keep mold from occurring is to keep surfaces dry and moisture free. Mold grows quickly in a damp environment. If, however, you have mold already and are unsure of the underlying moisture problem, it is best to contact one of several certified mold remediation companies. NC residents have several reputable contractors to choose from.
Using a specialist to perform the mold clean up is highly recommended. A specialist in mold removal is usually experienced in water damage remediation and can address the underlying moisture problem effectively. Once the cause of the moisture is identified, the restoration company will correct the problem and begin the restoration process. Water damage repairs include using high velocity air movers to create air movement, as well as heat dryers and dehumidification processes. All of these efforts help to eliminate the moisture in a structure. This is essential if the mold clean up is to be effective.
Once the water and moisture are contained, the company will move on to the mold removal. NC Department of Public Health has recommendations on the cleanup and removal of mold; ensure that your contractor is aware of these recommendations. The restoration company will set up a containment area to keep uncontaminated areas clear while they perform the mold cleanup. Then the workers will clean and remove all contaminated building materials and clean all services. At the end of all their work, the company will perform a post remediation verification where they will evaluate the structure and confirm the remediation is complete.
Mold can be a problem for many building and home owners. If it is left untreated, health problems for the occupants may result. The best solution is to hire a certified mold remediation company to address the mold and its underlying cause. If the right contractor is selected for the job, the problem can be eliminated and possible health problems avoided.