The Decisions You Make Impact Mold Restoration at Your Dunwoody Home Fares

Fixing mold issues in your property might be challenging or even risky for the restoration team and your family - it all depends on the approach. The main risk is disturbing the mold colonies, which fill the air with moldy debris. At the same time, inconveniences may include mold reappearing soon after you believe you have completed removal procedures. You can address this by carefully planning mold remediation procedures for your Dunwoody home or hiring AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs to assist you in limiting mold development. 

How effectively does mold remediation work for Dunwoody property owners?

When correctly done, remediation halts mold development at an earlier stage, thus limiting the deterioration it would cause in materials if left unchecked. Mold colonies thrive by extracting nutrients from organic materials such as wood and drywall, leaving rot-like decay. Mold pigments, conversely, stain fabrics since they have different colors ranging from black to green to pink.  

Crucial mold remediation procedures

  • Identifying the moisture source fueling mold

  • Assessing the contamination extent

  • Isolating affected areas from the rest of the property

  • Removing and disposing of the moldy materials

  • Drying and monitoring the property

Knowing what you need to do to fight mold damage on your property is one thing, but correctly executing it can still challenge you. For example, moisture sources may be out in the open if the problem is a leaky sink, roof, or clogged drains. However, when the source is hidden deep within structural areas such as walls or there is a spike in humidity levels, you may have difficulty pinpointing and resolving the source. The team from AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs handles the identification of moisture sources better since we also use specialized equipment apart from physical observations. For example, we can scan a wall surface with a thermal camera to determine whether there is a hidden leak and thus plan appropriate mold removal procedures. 

Mold may start from one location but spread vastly within your property. The spread patterns may follow the usual moisture movement as it wicks through materials or flows over surfaces. In other cases, the moisture transforms into humidity, thus spreading seemingly randomly. Whatever the situation, mold remediation efforts should establish the correct spread patterns to ensure other procedures, such as isolating the affected areas and removing moldy materials, run smoothly.

A viable way to isolate building sections during mold remediation

Mold spores and debris are microscopic and thus easily transferable by air movements within your property. Creating airtight barriers around the affected areas is ideal before disturbing moldy areas through cleaning, demolition, or drying. The easiest way to create isolation is by using plastic sheets supported with sturdy materials and attached to structural surfaces with adhesive tape where necessary. AdvantaClean of Dunwoody crew uses 6-mil plastic sheets to seal doors, hallways, and other openings to contain moldy materials within the affected rooms. In addition, we can use PVC pipes or spring-loaded metal bars to support the containment.

Choosing appropriate mold removal approaches goes a long way in determining whether the infestation recurs. Mold may recur if moisture traces or contaminated materials remain within the structure. 

Necessary steps during the mold removal

  • Controlled demolition to open up walls, ceilings, and floors

  • Thorough cleaning through processes such as HEPA vacuuming

  • Applying biocides to surfaces after removing mold colonies

  • Placing moldy debris in sealed trash bags before disposal

Mold remediation does not stop after mold removal since the conditions might change, favoring recurrence. Monitoring involves checking for visual signs such as spots or discoloration on surfaces. You can also check for worsening musty odors since they indicate hidden mold colonies. AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs can also help with monitoring by sending a technician to take humidity readings from different areas of your property. Keeping the relative humidity levels below 60% is critical in preventing mold development. We can also facilitate air quality tests to determine the level of spores in the air. 

AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs is skilled in mold remediation procedures. Call us at (404) 474-8443 or visit our office for a quote.

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