What Steps Are Involved with Mold Cleanup?

You might think mold is a situation that every home deals with in its lifetime, but there is more to this developing hazard than you realize. Not only can the presence of microbial colonies destroy the hosting materials affected, but some molds can release mycotoxins that make exposure unsafe for your family. AdvantaClean of York County and South Charlotte understands the urgency of mold remediation for these threats and returning your home to a clean and safe environment.

Effective mold cleanup involves specific steps:

  • A thorough inspection of your house

  • Finding what materials can be saved

  • Surface cleaning

  • Implementing abrasive cleaning 

  • Deodorizing the structure

What Can Be Saved? 

Before much of the remediation work can get underway to protect your home and belongings from the destructive presence of mold, we must inspect the spaces believed to be involved. One of the critical products of mold inspections for your Gaffney residence is the full understanding of affected areas and a developing plan to remediate these effects. We must determine what materials hosting colonies or exposed to these organisms can be preserved and protected from permanent harm. Our inspection shows where surface cleaning strategies can still be effective. 

Surface Cleaning is an Initial Remediation Option

We understand how unnerving it can be when your home suffers the upheaval of mold development. Surface mold cleanup is one of the preferred means of addressing these concerns, which involves using potent chemical agents from our inventory to neutralize mold growth on surfaces. Chlorine-based solutions eradicate spores forming colonies on building materials and contents when microbial growth has not yet penetrated beyond the outermost exterior. Cleaning of this type can help with the following:

  • Eliminating surface colonization

  • Safeguarding against spore activity

  • Cleaning and deodorizing the material

Our Full Spectrum of Black Mold Removal 

When surface mold cleanup does not address the entire mold infestation in your Gaffney home, more aggressive tactics might be necessary. Abrasive cleaning is a second choice after possible surface products but is entirely needed if the intent is to preserve the affected installed materials still. Depending on the condition of your property and the affected materials hosting the mold, various abrasive cleaning and remediation tactics are necessary. These might include:

  • Sanding - Elements like wood framing in your walls can be excellent hosts for spreading mold. We avoid removing these supporting studs on load-bearing portions by sanding beyond the outermost surface to clear destructive mold.

  • Blasting - Media like baking soda or dry ice can be combined with pressurized air to clear surface mold from building materials. The objective is to limit the marring of the structural element to avoid removing it and extending the intrusion on your life.

  • Demolition - Removing the damaged material is a final resort our AdvantaClean team could consider. We effectively handle moist and moldy materials to safely discard them, leaving behind a stable and clean foundation for build-back.

Clearing Strong Malodor Threats

Musty smells accompany mold damage and a spreading organism in your house. Offensive odors like these might indicate active colonies when they are not yet breaching the surface but linger on throughout mold remediation as a formidable obstacle to restoring comfortable living conditions. AdvantaClean professionals have advanced neutralizing practices ranging from foggers to potent deodorants. HEPA air scrubbers also help reduce the concentration of spores and their likelihood of causing more significant odor issues.

AdvantaClean of York County and South Charlotte professionals understand the complexity of black mold removal and the remediation work your home might need. Getting life back to normal after mold threats involves several steps beginning as soon as our remediation team arrives. Call our experts at (803) 325-2100 for help with your hazardous mold. 

Can Mold Damage Be Avoided?

With how destructive and disruptive mold damage can be in your Gaffney home, you might be curious about how to avoid this unfortunate situation. Regulating moisture is a critical step in the process. We can help you find suitable methods of permanent dehumidification or repairs to keep water from resurfacing in the affected spaces. We can also help by applying mold-inhibiting products and primers to prevent fungal hyphae from penetrating and expanding the colonies.

AdvantaClean of York County and South Charlotte

Water damage restoration service in Charlotte, North Carolina

4101 Stuart Andrew Blvd E

Charlotte, NC 28217

(803) 325-2100



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