Black mold can grow inside buildings. It can be extremely harmful to the health of those who are living or working in the space. Black mold can be toxic to humans and may lead to many health issues. The scary part of black mold is that it can sometimes go undetected. When it’s lurking behind the walls and beneath the floors, sometimes property owners do not even know the mold is present. If you sense mold in your environment and have had a recent flood or water leak, mold remediation might be needed. Read on to learn about the causes of black mold and the steps to remediation.
Causes of Black Mold
The most common causes of black mold are flooding and water damage. After a flood, it can be hard to get everything dried properly. Even though the building may appear dry, black mold could be growing undetected behind the walls, in the ceiling, or under the floor. Mold can also grow due to water leaks. Sometimes toilets, dishwashers, washing machines, and sinks might have a slow leak behind the wall or cabinets. The homeowner could be unaware of the leak, and it could be causing mold growth. Occasionally mold can grow from the building’s location in a hot, humid area. Constant humidity increases moisture in the air, which can encourage mold growth. Investing in a dehumidifier is a good option for anyone working or residing in humid buildings.
Steps to Mold Remediation
The first step to mold remediation is calling a professional right away. At Soil-Away, we are on call 24/7. As soon as mold is detected, or even if you are just worried about it, call Soil-Away. Because of black mold’s toxicity, it must be remediated as soon as possible.
First, the situation will be assessed, and a plan of action will be formulated. This is typically done with the help of a certified industrial hygienist. They will test for mold and produce a report giving a summary of what is growing in your property. Next, the mold remediation starts. It may include a variety of methods. In addition, these methods may include controlled demolition. We will also remove and immediately dispose of any affected porous building materials, like drywall and carpet. We also use a HEPA vacuums and HEPA air scrubbers to remediate mold spores in the area. Another method or tool potentially used is dry-ice blasting. Finally, after the removal and remediation, we ensure the area is dry. We use our Esporta Wash System to sanitize soft contents like bedding and curtains. After this thorough remediation process, we will get post-verification testing from the industrial hygienist.
Trust Soil-Away For Mold Remediation
Black mold is nothing to play around with. It can cause all sorts of health issues, from respiratory diseases to skin conditions. If your property has experienced flooding or water damage, contact Soil-Away today. We will begin the mold remediation process as soon as possible.