Have you been seeing mold on the walls of your home or workspace and postponing calling a professional service to look at it? That’s the worst decision you can make when it comes to the health of your family members and the integrity of your house. Mold growth is a common issue in residential properties, especially in humid areas. While it’s detrimental to the health and foundational structure of a property, the Duct Kings of San Antonio’s mold remediation process is at your disposal to make your home mold-free once more.
Step-By-Step Guide for Mold Remediation Process
Mold remediation San Antonio service differs from mold removal because the former removes mold and sees that the microscopic spores don’t spread and grow a few weeks later. With specialized equipment, machinery, and a skillful team, our experts can manage any mold situation.
If you’re ever double-minded about hiring the professionals, you’ll be saving time and money in the long term because a lazy or half-done mold remediation is only bound to help them regrow. At the Duct Kings of San Antonio, we go through an extensive procedure, guaranteeing that you won’t have to worry about mold regrowth anytime soon when we’re the team working on it.
Here’s what we do when you call us in for a professional mold remediation process:
- Get Our Safety Equipment On
You might not think of safety hazard suits as an essential part of a mold remediation project. However, this is to burst your bubble that getting geared up for the process is our professionals’ first and foremost rule before entering the area. We prioritize the safety of your home/office, and safety hazard suits are an integral element of it.
By adequately equipping ourselves with a complete protective kit, we’re reducing health risks and the spread of these spores to other areas. The Duct Kings of San Antonio assure our clients that we go through each and every step involved in the safety protocol of mold remediation.
- Separating the Focus Area From the Surroundings
Our professionals separate the room where the mold is primarily growing as soon as we enter the property. This prevents the risk of mold spores from spreading to other areas while we’re removing them. If this first step isn’t enacted upon, tiny mold spores, invisible to the naked eye, will float to surrounding areas where they can settle down and regrow.
Due to these hazards, our team takes all possible measures to isolate the focus area and keep mold spores trapped within this room. We use high-grade and resilient polyurethane sheets to seal any openings to the room. When it comes to severe mold growth, we go out of the way to close all gaps, no matter how small, with high-standardized quality material. Additionally, we try not to disrupt the isolation process and use small openings wherever possible instead of coming in through the doors or windows.
- Keeping the Dust At Bay
Dust is mold’s best friend. In other words, where there is dust, there’s a higher chance of mold traveling to surrounding areas with the dusty air. Where there is already one room to take care of in the mold remediation process, we do our utmost to reduce the spread of mold spores as much as possible.
Therefore, to restrain mold proliferation, our experts use a technique that stops the dust from floating around, thus, keeping the mold spores within that area. The method involves utilizing liquid fine mist all over the site so that the dust settles down. Don’t worry; we dry it completely afterward as well!
- Take Out All Contaminated Objects
Where there is mold, the objects in that area will undoubtedly get contaminated with mold spores too. For this reason, our initial step of cleaning out the mold involves removing all such items. Porous materials like wallpaper, tiles, furniture, carpets, etc., are at a higher risk of mold settling in the interiors. Non-porous materials, on the other hand, can be easily recovered with our cleaning and restoration technique.
As far as items with porous materials go, we try our best to remove any mold and restore it to its original value. However, if the object is unretrievable, our team will inform you that we will efficiently seal the items, disinfect the bags, and remove them. Our mold remediation professionals abide by state regulations and guidelines on mold remediation to keep and discard objects with mold growth, specifically in workspaces, commercial areas, and educational institutes.
- Cleaning the Area with Proper Equipment
We don’t go for the traditional cloth and detergent method that leaves behind spores when the same cloth is used repeatedly and doesn’t even take out the mold properly. Instead, our professionals avail a proven technique of thoroughly scrubbing the area using fine, wired brushes and then wiping it with single-use alcoholic wipes.
Since this is the step where mold spores tend to disseminate the most, we make sure that we seal the room and tackle every corner of mold growth.
- Disinfecting the Area
Only cleaning the area does not get rid of mold; that’s why mold remediation is more effective than mold removal. Mold remediation follows an additional step of disinfecting the area using industrialized disinfectants.
Many average mold remediation services will blind you into thinking that disinfecting through bleach is the best option. The Duct Kings of San Antonio believe in providing our customers with nothing less than a job well-executed, which is why we use biocide instead of bleach. It’s more reliable and functional in terms of getting rid of the mold. We apply the disinfectant all over the room and leave it overnight so that the chances of regrowth are next to zero.
- Encapsulating the Surfaces
We apply a mold sealant on the surface of mold-contaminated objects that we can’t discard, otherwise known as encapsulating the surface. Again, this is another process in mold remediation that reinforces the reduced risk of mold regrowth in that area. Our professionals spray the walls and the primary spot of the infestation with the encapsulating product to kill any remaining mold.
- Cleaning the Sealed Exits
Before we’re about to step out with complete annihilation of the mold in the area, we don’t overlook the sealed exits. These spots with the plastic sheets are where mold spores can inhabit the surface when removing and disinfecting the room.
We clean these surfaces once more using HEPA-approved high-grade vacuum and chemical products to kill the mold and disinfect the area. We don’t leave behind any chance of the mold respreading from careless removal of the sealings on the exits, as an amateur would.
- Drying the Moisture
Remember the step where we sprayed the entire room to stop dust and mold from spreading? This is where we dry the area of that moisture. We use commercial fans to dry the room so that there’s no moisture left behind that can make the space victim to mold regrowth again.
- Final Inspection
The Duct Kings of San Antonio are there with you every step of the mold remediation process, meaning we give a final check-up as well once we’ve eliminated the mold and the risks of regrowth through our expertise. In the last overlook, our team will come over and ensure no mold is left behind, which can only be done by a professional who can identify invisible mold spores. Save the money you’d spend on getting mold remediation again and again by letting the professionals handle it once and for all!