Mold removal and mold remediation are synonyms. Technically, mold removal would involve a physical process of removing all signs of mold in a home. This is impossible. Mold is airborne and exists in every environment. Mold companies that claim to offer complete mold removal services are exaggerating.
Meanwhile, mold remediation involves controlling mold levels. Remediation methods minimize mold presence in indoor environments, ensuring they remain at normal, natural levels. Professional mold remediation services understand mold’s nature. They can keep mold levels at acceptable levels that pose no threat to humans.
Understanding Mold Remediation
Developing a comprehensive moisture management strategy is our main goal in mitigating a building’s mold situation. Mold grows in a residential or commercial building because of excess moisture in certain areas. As long as an area has oxygen and moisture, mold spores can take hold of surfaces and propagate.
Drywall, tile, wood, fabrics, and insulation vents are common and ideal surfaces for mold growth. Water problems where these surfaces exist may include broken pipes and faulty drainage systems.
For instance, if a home’s gutter system is not performing optimally, rainwater may gather around the foundation. With excess water pooling around the house, the basement may experience moisture problems. Mold would grow in the basement, especially if it contains drywall lining.
Mold may appear harmless, looking like small black spots on the wall. However, the actual growth is behind the drywall lining and could be worse than it appears to be. This poses several health risks including mold-induced asthma, a stuffy nose, coughing, and wheezing.
Mold remediation starts with identifying a residential or commercial building’s moisture problem. By identifying the excess moisture’s source and how it gets into a building, we can use that knowledge to track other potential areas where mold is growing.
Effective Mold Remediation: Dry Fog Technology
At Mold Zero, we conduct effective mold remediation processes. Our mold remediation method utilizes the patented Dry Fog technology. With nationwide approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this technology is non-toxic and safe for the entire family, including pets.
Our Dry Fog technology eliminates harmful microorganisms including bacteria, germs, and fungi while improving overall family health. Residential homes and commercial buildings in Clearwater, Florida have benefitted from our effective technology.
The Dry Fog technology employs two effective steps in mold remediation. We call these the InstaPURE application and EverPURE application.
InstaPURE Application: Identify and Destroy
The InstaPURE application step of our Dry Fog technology is a sterilant process. We identify the mold that spreads across an infected home or commercial building and then immediately clean every infected surface
We begin by documenting the mold problem to assess its severity. We usually take photos and videos to estimate whether inhabitants need temporary relocation. By calculating the extent of a building’s mold problem, we can determine how much cleaning we must conduct to contain the contamination.
There are three remediation levels, depending on the extent of mold contamination. Level 1 remediation covers properties up to 10 square feet, Level 2 remediation covers properties between 10 and 30 square feet, and Level 3 remediation is for properties over 30 square feet.
EverPURE Application: Disinfect and Protect
The EverPURE application is a disinfectant process. First, we determine whether the previous step did the right job of identifying and destroying mold by fixing the source of excess moisture. We ensure all visible mold is gone, affected areas are completely clean, and water damage is fixed.
Next, we disinfect the previously affected areas. This process ensures homeowners can return to their house or office building inhabitants can re-occupy the building without experiencing any debilitating effects from mold.
Our EverPURE application controls a home or office building’s spore propagation for at least 12 months after we conduct our disinfectant procedures. After this step, any house or office building will maintain acceptable, normal mold levels that pose no risk to its inhabitants.
Mold removal is technically impossible because mold exists at a microscopic level at all times. Mold removal services actually offer mold remediation services, although they use the terms interchangeably.
Mold remediation is a process of mitigating mold levels, ensuring they remain normal in a residential or commercial building. Normal mold levels mean that a building’s inhabitants can live inside without fearing mold-related symptoms, including coughing and wheezing.
Effective mold remediation involves fixing water sources. At the most basic level, mold problems come from moisture problems, which exist because of a building’s water damage.