Mold grows everywhere, and when it gets out of hand it’s time to call a professional Phoenix mold remediation service to have it removed and the surfaces cleaned properly.
Mold spores love dampness—in fact they thrive on it and although there’s no way to eliminate them completely, we can do a lot to control their growth by controlling the moisture. Mold formation is rampant, especially after natural disasters like floods and storms, though leaky pipes and water overflows that cause wetness, present a conducive environment for its growth.
Mold can begin growing just 24-48 hours after your home has been flooded and the key is to act quickly to stem its growth. Mold removal or mold remediation is usually handled by a professional Phoenix mold removal service when the levels of mold are very high.
Expert technicians first identify the source of mold using thermal imaging; they then isolate the area in order to contain and restrict the spread of mold. During this time, HEPA air filters and negative air machines are used to remove mold spores, debris and other contaminants from the air.
Deodorization techniques are used by the mold removal techs to eliminate mold odors and everything that appears to be contaminated is removed. The cleaning and sanitatation that follows will hopefully bring your home or office back to its normal state and also ensure that your health remains unaffected. If you happen to have mold on carpets and furniture, be prepared to get rid of them and buy new ones.
One thing that you need to focus on how to prevent mold after water damage. If you’re certain that the mold is confined to a small area, you can do the cleaning yourself—but if the area’s huge then let the professionals take over. But once you know that mold has struck, you can take some simple precautions to see that it doesn’t spread. Exposure to mold can trigger asthma attacks or cause allergic reactions—so the sooner your house is clear of it, the better. When you’re busy clearing mold, do wear a mask and use gloves.
The first thing to do is to shut off the water supply, close inlet valves and all the leaky faucets—you have enough mold on your hands to be worrying about plumbing problems.
Remember, the end point is to have dry surfaces, so turning on fans and air conditioners, opening windows and doors can ensure the passage of fresh air that will help dry things out and also prevent further mold formation. Mop or blot out all the water you can using dish cloths and mops, transfer documents, books and papers to a drier place and open out drawers and cupboards so that the contents dry faster.
Wipe furniture dry, remove rugs and carpets from the wet floor and hang them out to dry; hopefully there’s some sun. If you have dehumidifier, then turn it on; anything to get some air circulating and reduce moisture content. The basic rule is “get rid of as much of moisture as possible.”
Phoenix Mold Remediation Service
By the time the Phoenix mold remediation service arrives, you’ve got things going for them—just let them know what you’ve done and they’ll take over from there. It usually takes an hour for them to get to your place—so do what you can.