Atlanta Mold Removal | Mold Removal Atlanta
As we have explained throughout our website, just because you see mold does not necessarily mean you have a problem that requires professional help. Low levels of certain species of mold is completely normal. Thats right, that mold in your bathtub or on your vent is probably not going to kill you 🙂 However there are other instances of indoor mold growth that can be very serious to your health if left untreated. If you have had a mold inspection from an independent third party that concluded with elevated test results, you need to know that there are certain steps that need to be taken that you or a handyman do not have the ability to do. Unless all the proper steps are taking to rid the building of the excess mold, you very well be left with lingering issues or even worse, have everything come back in full force. Here is an example of certain steps that need to be carried out by a professional crew:
If the work is to be done in one specific area, it is common practice for restoration companies to create a temporary containment. This is basically plastic walls with a zipper used for technicians to gain access and complete necessary work. These enclosures keep mold spores from spreading during the work process.
Personal Protective Equipment
All technicians wear full suits and respirators to protect themselves from mold exposure and chemicals that are used during the cleaning process.
Negative Pressure & Air Scrubbers
Within this enclosure are air scrubbers which use negative pressure to filter out these mold spores and flush the remaining air to an outdoor environment so it does not run the risk of having lingering issues.
A HEPA vacuum is used to clean the get as much of the mold spores off the walls both before and after using anti-microbial solutions.
Anti-Microbial Solutions & Sealants
There are various chemicals on the market that restoration companies use to not only kill the mold but also prevent them from coming back. Technicians choose what chemical to use based on the severity of the problem as well as the location. A stronger chemical may be used in a hard to reach place of an attic for example.
Obviously if there is a source of water intrusion that should be handled first and foremost. Whether than be foundation cracks or roof leaks. Most companies that handle mold removal either have the ability to fix these problems or the contacts for someone who does.