Mold Remediation: More Than Mere Mold Removal

Taking the time necessary to learn about the terminology and services used by restoration professionals is essential whenever you need property damage assistance. Understanding the protocol required for mold remediation of Rock Hill homes or commercial buildings helps owners collaborate with reputable companies like AdvantaClean of York County and South Charlotte. Successful and sustainable outcomes require addressing existing damage and completing the maintenance, repairs, and renovations included in remediation to manage moisture and avoid microbial growth and damage in the future.

Why Hire a Full-Service Restoration Company?

Although mold remediation in Rock Hill is a specialty of AdvantaClean of York County and South Charlotte, our ability to deliver the best results largely relies on our proficiency in a broad range of disaster restoration services. A mold infestation is daunting because the mold will reappear unless the wet or humid conditions supporting fungal regrowth disappear. 

Our technicians rely on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mold remediation protocol when approaching microbial outbreaks. Our crew masters the EPA’s research-based fundamentals through coursework from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI). A solid foundation in water damage mitigation, remediation, and restoration underlies our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) training and experience.

Mold Remediation vs. Mold Removal

When you discover an infestation of microbial organisms on building materials in your home or business, you want to eliminate it immediately. Why does the name of the services you schedule to cope with the problem matter? Although you might think you need simple fungus cleanup, mold remediation is essential instead of mere mold removal for Rock Hill properties. How does mold remediation compare with mold removal?

Mold Remediation 

  • Remediation is a multi-step protocol developed by the EPA. Remediation involves a full-property assessment focused on finding visible mold and evaluating a property for the wet, damp, and humid conditions that encourage mold germination, growth, and damage.

  • Mold remediation includes moisture management before, during, and after clearing active mold colonies. Moisture management interventions include water removal and applied structural drying per IICRC standards. Professional maintenance and repair of leaks in plumbing, roofs or drainage systems, and window or door seals is mandatory to prevent future mold growth. Excessive humidity can also be a culprit in repeated mold issues. Dehumidification, right-sizing air conditioning, and well-maintained exhaust fans and vents can eliminate humidity-related microbial growth. 

  • After resolving the moisture issues and completing mechanical mold removal, remediators apply EPA-registered antimicrobials to affected surfaces. AdvantaClean of York County and South Charlotte shares practical tips with customers to maintain the remediation results and is open to any questions now or in the future.

Mold Removal

  • Mold removal is just one of the steps encompassed by remediation. A significant issue with companies that promise only stand-alone mold removal is the near certainty that substantial spores will remain after the project. It is simply impossible to eliminate every single spore. 

  • These mold “seeds” are always in the environment and will encounter moisture if available again and begin another microbial infestation cycle. Companies that promise to eliminate the mold on your property cannot deliver on that pledge unless they also include wrap-around services in water damage repair and moisture management.

AdvantaClean of York County and South Charlotte offers remediation as a best practices process, including a robust moisture management component. This step incorporates the EPA and industry-approved focus on water damage recovery and moisture management as part of mold remediation. Persistent water damage exposes building materials and contents to the risk of repeated mold infestations. Visual inspection and moisture detectors and meters help us find existing water damage. Our team restores damaged structures and contents, dries materials, and reduces humidity levels. Locating and repairing leaks, installing and using exhaust systems in humid areas, and preventing or immediately cleaning up spills must be part of a long-term mold remediation plan. Treatment with EPA-registered antimicrobials after moldy debris removal inhibits mold reinfestation.

Count on the experts at AdvantaClean of York County and South Charlotte to complete mold remediation in your home or business. Call (803) 325-2100 for restoration services.

AdvantaClean of York County and South Charlotte

(803) 325-2100

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