What does mold damage restoration involve?
Mold damage restoration involves extensive assessment and cleanup that goes beyond simple scrubbing with water and bleach.
Moldy material must be removed, and the damaged area has to be rebuilt, all while avoiding the spread of spores into the air and other parts of a building – it’s an intensive process best left to professionals.
Expert mold remediation includes:
A DAI professional will identify mold affected areas and find the source of the problem before forming a mold remediation plan.
The cause of the problem is remedied and the affected area will be sealed to prevent further spread of mold through the air or into another room.
HEPA filters will be used to clean the air of mold spores.
Materials and belongings in your house may be affected. Mold will work its way into anything porous, so possibly affected fabric material and furniture will have to be discarded. Non-porous materials can be cleaned with anti-microbial cleaners. Heating and air conditioning systems may need to be cleaned as well.
DAI’s professionals will review moisture management strategies to make sure the problem doesn’t recur.
Reconstruction of the area will start after all contaminated materials are removed. Clean materials will be used to fix the damage.
After we’re done, we’ll search for any signs of recurring water damage, moldy odors or visible mold to make sure the cleanup was a success.
Health risks stemming from mold
According to the EPA and CDC, all molds can cause health issues in a home or building, including:
- Breathing difficulties
- Persistent cough or cold symptoms
- Burning or irritation of the eyes, nose, throat or lungs
- Asthma attacks
- Hypersensitivity to pneumonitis
- Skin irritation
- Allergic reactions
- Opportunistic infections in immune-compromised individuals
Types of mold
There are about 100 types of mold that can cause health problems. The most common are:
- Stachybotrys chartarum
If you suspect there’s a mold problem in your home or building, don’t wait. Call DAI to assess and address your mold problem at DAI at (401) 828-0050, or or schedule a mold damage restoration appointment with DAI online.