What to Do After You Find Mold

What to Do After You Find Mold

Indoor air quality problems can have a major impact on your health and comfort. And it is extremely important to make sure that only highly-qualified individuals are called upon to investigate, mitigate and confirm that a problem has been properly resolved.

According to the EPA, mold is in over 50% of structures.

If you find mold in your home, it is important that you take immediate action. AdvantaClean shares a “how to” guide below on what to do next!

Hire a Mold Professional to Handle It

Contacting an expert mold remediation team is the first step you should take after finding mold.

When interviewing a mold remediation expert you will want to ask the following:

  • What qualifications and or licenses do you currently hold for mold testing and mold remediation?
  • Are you licensed and insured for the work being performed?
  • Have you preformed projects of similar size?
  • Are you able to provide a list of references?

Your professional mold removal contractor should develop a mold remediation plan specific for your needs, ensuring your problem is remedied quickly and effectively. Anyone can remove mold, but it takes a mold remediation professional to do it right. If mold remediation is done improperly, it can easily do more harm than good.

What Goes Into Mold Remediation?

Below is a list of steps that may be needed to complete your mold remediation process:

  • Prepare the site
  • Contain the area
  • Achieve negative air pressure
  • Remove damaged materials
  • HEPA vacuum and clean-up
  • Apply antimicrobial treatment
  • Conduct clearance testing
  • Remove containment
  • Repair area

Let AdvantaClean provide you with a professional opinion on how to eliminate your mold problem. We're experts, and we care about the health of your home and your family.

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