Mold Remediation Steps for Your Property

Mold remediation is the process of removing mold-infested materials and repairing water damage to prevent mold growth. The most effective way to remove mold and prevent it from returning is to have a professional do the work. In this blog post, we outline the steps to remediate the mold in your home or business and get you back to normal. 

  1. Mold Damage Assessment 

Before you begin, it's important to know what you're dealing with. For a mold remediation company, like AdvantaClean, to properly assess the damage and determine the best course of action, we need an inspection of your home. We check for signs of water damage, mold growth, and structural damage such as wood rot or termite infestation.

The inspector looks at all areas of concern including walls and ceilings; floors; windowsills; basements or crawl spaces (if applicable). We also inspect any porous materials such as carpeting and padding that may have been affected by water.

  1. Mold Containment

Mold remediation is a process that involves removing the mold from your home and preventing its return. When you have a mold problem, you need to act quickly before it spreads further into your property or becomes a bigger issue.

Mold containment is an important step in this process because it prevents spores from spreading through air conditioning ducts or ventilation systems throughout your home, which leads to more serious health problems for everyone living there.

Containment involves sealing off areas where there's been damage or infestation with plastic sheeting, tape, and other barriers so that spores don't get into other parts of your house. This allows professionals to clean up your home without worrying about contaminating other parts of your home in the process.  

  1. Removing Mold-Infested Materials

When we are cleaning a room, we remove all mold-infested materials. This means any porous items that have been affected by the growth of mold, such as wood paneling or drywall. We also remove any non-porous items that cannot be cleaned (carpet) or are damaged by mold (plaster). Finally, if there are areas where there's been contamination from the presence of water damage and/or mold growth, those things need to be replaced too!

Once we’ve removed all of these materials from your home or office space, then it's time to clean the mold with the appropriate cleaning solution. 

  1. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Once the mold has been removed from the structure of the property, it's time to clean your belongings. If you have porous materials that were affected by mold, sometimes it’s best to just get rid of those things and replace them. Also, throw out any clothing or linens that may have come into contact with the contaminated area.

The next step involves washing all non-porous items with the appropriate tools--this includes furniture, electronics, and other household items such as curtains and rugs (but not carpeting). Afterward, we dry these items thoroughly before putting them back into use so as not to reintroduce moisture into the home environment which leads back down this path again!

  1. Restoration

Restoration is the process of piecing the building back together. The goal of restoration is to make sure that you live comfortably in your home again. This is why we clean your contents, replace the drywall, and restore your home to its original, pre-mold condition. 

Mold is a common problem in homes and businesses, but it doesn't have to be a big one! With the right approach and expert help, get rid of mold and restore your Minnesota property back to its former glory. If you're worried about mold in your home or business, call us today!