Mold can create a lot of problems in your Parkville, MO, home from damaging items it grows on, like your home’s structure, to causing bad odors. If you notice mold growth, then the best thing to do is hire a professional firm like ServiceMaster DSI for mold removal. Here, we’ll look at the steps our experts take to completely eradicate any mold problem from your home.
Creating a Containment Zone
The first thing our mold removal experts do is set up a containment zone so that the contamination does not spread to unaffected areas of your home.
A high concentration of mold growth in a small area can disperse more spores compared to larger areas with less mold growth. To prevent spores from spreading to other areas of your home and growing into mold colonies, we set up a containment zone by properly analyzing the level of contamination.
We usually create a limited or full containment. For affected areas under 100 square feet, we use limited containment.
For larger areas, we create a full containment zone to ensure mold spores do not spread.
We also utilize vacuums that come equipped with HEPA filters at both ends to achieve HEPA filtration and thwart the spread of mold spores.
Mold Removal Tasks
After creating a containment zone, the mold removal can begin. We utilize a variety of mold removal methods, depending on the individual scenario. A few of the techniques we use include damp wiping, wet vacuuming, dry brushing, and HEPA vacuuming.
We also have a variety of tools at our disposal to ensure mold is completely removed. Some pieces of equipment include a humidistat, moisture meter, boroscope, humidity gauge, HVAC filter, and infrared cameras.
To achieve complete mold removal, we use high temperatures. After properly cleaning moldy items, we expose them to high temperatures that range between 115OF and 140OF. This kills any remaining mold spores that we may not be able to see.
Preventing Mold Regrowth
One of the sinister things about mold is that it can easily regrow. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as the mold not being effectively killed or removed and not resolving the underlying cause of the mold growth such as a leak or high humidity.
When we perform mold removal, we want to make sure it’s a one-and-done job. To help prevent mold regrowth, we use probiotics to stop it after our mold removal work is finished. We’ll use a probiotic vapor to fog the space. This ensures the entire affected area is treated.
There are two benefits of this type of fogging:
- It helps in eliminating mold associated odors
- It re-balances the level of good microbes in the indoor environment.
After fogging, the probiotics settle over surfaces in your home and start colonizing. This way, they form an inhibition zone that stops mold and other allergens from regrowing.
Based on the size of the space, we use different devices for dispensing probiotics. Mold remediation technicians run these devices continuously to dispense a small amount of probiotics on an hourly basis to achieve the desired results.
Mold removal is a complex task and, if not done right, mold can easily come back or spread throughout your Parkville, MO, home. By calling the experts at ServiceMaster DSI, you can be assured that the mold will be removed from your home and won’t be returning. We have the necessary training and experience to treat any type of mold scenario according to the highest standards. For immediate assistance contact us at (816) 527-9412.