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How To Keep Mold From Growing Back

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Preparing a home in Mesa Verde, CA for mold remediation

Mold spores are everywhere. They are in the air you breathe and can be found on various surfaces. Therefore, if you buy a device at the hardware store to detect black mold, the detector is likely to register the presence of fungus. It is impossible to remove all mold from an area. Visible mold growth, however, can be remedied. Mitigation by certified professionals decreases the likelihood of the mold returning.

Mold Growth

Mold needs three things to grow:

  • Moisture
  • Food (such as dirt or other organic matter)
  • A place to land

Mold cleanup will likely be needed if your home in Mesa Verde, CA, floods and you don't have the water damage fixed right away. It only takes a day or two for black mold to start clinging to surfaces and growing. If you attempt to clean up the fungus without addressing the moisture problem, the mold will probably return. After you take care of the excess water and make sure your home's humidity level is below 45 percent, technicians can tackle the mold.

Mold Mitigation

Mold remediation starts with assessment and ends with the restoration of the areas and surfaces affected. Mold mitigation experts begin the process by testing to see where the mold problem is. They can then contain the area, cutting off air flow so the issue doesn't spread. Some surfaces can be cleaned, but if the mold has embedded into the materials, they will have to be replaced. Any belongings that show signs of mold must also be cleaned. After the growth is removed, technicians restore the room so that it looks "Like it never even happened".

While it's not possible to completely rid your home of mold spores, you can take measures to eliminate black mold growth. Hire certified specialists for remediation, and the problem is unlikely to return.

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