What is Mold Remediation?
Remediation is the process of cleaning the mold and eliminating the moisture problem. This process is determined by the size of the remediation and whether occupants are experiencing any adverse symptoms that may be related to the mold. Since mold, destroys the surface materials it is on, remediation can preserve the structural integrity of the building. Failure to address a mold problem, ultimately can result in high replacement and rebuild costs.
Interior Mold Remediation
Mold growth within the living area of the home, such as a basement or kitchen, must be conducted in a very careful manner. Generally, according to the EPA, areas of less than 10 square feet can be handled by the average homeowner or property manager. Areas that are larger than this may require the attention of a professional. Containment of the work area, removal of affected materials, cleaning and decontaminating of contained areas and preventative measures are all required for the remediation of mold within living areas.
Mold Remediation in Crawl Spaces and Attics
Often during real estate transactions or during brief trips to non-living areas of the home, mold may be found to be hiding in the attic or crawl space. Mold growth in these areas does not usually pose the same level of health risks to building occupants and may be handled in a way that is not as invasive or expensive. Often times, the primary concern of remediation in these areas is to protect the resale value of the home and prevent future structural problems due to subsequent wood rot. Indiana Mold Remediation has devised a simple solution to mold growth in these areas that provides effective treatment of the problem without the use of more costly procedures.
Basement Mold Remediation
The basement is one of the most common areas of mold growth inside the home. The water intrusion that causes mold growth in basements can happen in many ways, but is most often the result of improper or damaged drainage around the home or from the failure of the sump pump.
Basements have evolved over time from seldom used cellars to full fledged living areas complete with bedrooms, family rooms, and entertainment centers. As part of the living area, the basement should be treated like any other part of the home with regards to mold removal. A simple fungicide treatment or cleaning treatment is not usually a sufficient remediation procedure in a basement as it may be in a crawl space or attic.