What you should know about Mold removal calgary!
Mold removal can be either a tricky or straightforward problem to deal with depending on the type of mold. It can sometimes grow in hidden areas, and can only be removed by tracking down through investigation or mold testing.
Many a time, it often grows behind the walls, under carpets or in other inaccessible areas, which makes the job of removing the mold difficulty. If the type of mold in your home in Calgary is a dangerous type such as Stachybotrys, or black mold, then removing it is a task best left to the professionals. If you are not professionally adequate to handle black mold, it can cause the spores to become airborne, and any members of your household may breathe in.
For the mold in your home to be removed, the source of the moisture that the mold thrives on must be eliminated. If you fail to locate the source, the removal of that mold may be difficult. Plumbing leaks or roofs are most often the guilty parties. These structural parts of the building have to be repaired if they have mold. In case the situation is caused by a flood, the best bet is to cut the affected parts of the carpet, paneling, wallboard, and so forth. The concerned areas should be dried with a heat source or dehumidifier.
If you don’t want the spores to spread and lift through your home, don’t make use of a high powered fan.
If you discover that the source of the moisture is condensation, the solution is a bit complex. This is a repeating issue that should be solved before the mold can be removed. The solution at times may be just to tune air conditioning system properly.
There are some simple bleach solutions and anti-mold products on the market that can take care of many surface molds that grow around bathrooms and in showers. It is advisable when you want to work on the mold to wear a respirator preferably with a HEPA filter if the mold growth in your home is extensive. Know that most of the commercial mold killer products on the market are spray types, and after the application, the mold is scrubbed and be careful not breathe in the spores.
Another type of mold known as Stachybotrys is a different ball game.
This mold is dangerous, as exposure to its spores has been known to cause significant respiratory issues for people, especially those with a depressed immune system. Stachybotrys grows most often on cellulose type of materials such as wood and wallboard that is the reason it survives in a modern home. Professional mold removal considers treating black mold as an environmental hazard. When the professionals want to do the removal, they do wear masks, and at times full bio suits and will put up plastic sheeting to avoid the spores from spreading. During the processes, the carpet, paneling, and carpet have to be completely removed, and the wood is sprayed with the potent chemical that can only be handled by the professionals. They will scrub off the mold, and special vacuum with HEPA filters will be used to clean up the leftover residue. Sometimes, the professionals run air purifiers in the home for some days so as to clean up the air.
To prevent the recurring mold issues, controlling the humidity level in your home should be paramount. Its okay to have floods and leaks, but if the issues are timely attended to the area will dry out before mold has the chance to grow and become extensive. Know that persistent humidity, even from such little things such as pipe sweat, or steam condensation can give access for mold to grow.
Thinking that hiring a professional mold removal is expensive cannot be compared to serious health consequences that may arise from mold growth left unchecked for you and your family. Be aware that it is important to consider the issue of mold severe and take the right step in eliminating it from your home, then get mold testing done by the professionals.