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Invasive vs Non-Invasive Mold Remediation

Maintaining your home and protecting your family from avoidable disease are two good reasons to assess the potential impact of mold on your home. Many families wait until mold contamination is very high before acting to correct this problem. In most cases, an ounce of prevention can avoid untold expense left in the wake of unattended mold infestation.

If mold is found in your home, there are two potential paths of remediation. The degree of contamination will determine which path is recommended. The remediation process can be either invasive or non-invasive. Non-invasive remediation is generally less involved, requiring minimal reconstruction and repairs following the process. Therefore, it is less expensive.

Non-Invasive Remediation

This remediation process consists mostly of HEPA vacuuming, sanding, surface wiping and HEPA air filtering. Most building materials contaminated with surface mold (wood, glossy painted wood, glass, metal, ceramic, etc.) can be effectively decontaminated with this non-invasive process and pass third party environmental assessment and testing. The main cause of surface mold is the increase in relative humidity (Rh) inside the structure. In these cases, non-invasive remediation is generally the best option for your home.

Invasive Remediation

This remediation process consists of removing and discarding porous building materials that cannot be decontaminated through non-invasive means. Moisture infiltration typically causes moisture to penetrate walls and generate mold inside wall cavities. Generally, this is caused by moisture entering your home’s exterior envelope through compromised roofing or siding or through an interior water source, such as piping or faucets. Seepage, flooding and leaks create a tremendous mess for the homeowner. These problems result in severe material damage that many times requires some level of invasive remediation. From a cost perspective, the labor of invasive remediation is slightly more expensive, but what truly drives up the cost of this remediation is the reconstruction and repair necessary following the removal of mold damaged building materials.

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RESIDENTIAL MOLD REMOVAL

Many families wait until mold contamination is very high before taking action to understand and correct the issue. By assessing the potential impact of mold in your home, you can help ensure that your home is properly maintained and protect your family from preventable negative health effects. Who wants to deal with the headache and expense of a mold infestation?  By educating yourself and taking a few precautionary measures, you can potentially avoid hefty costs due to unattended mold growth.

If you find mold in your home, there are two potential courses of action you can take.  The necessary mold remediation services, either invasive or non-invasive, will be determined by the degree of mold contamination. Non-invasive services are generally less involved and require minimal reconstruction and repairs following the removal process; therefore, these techniques are less expensive. Often, early detection of mold contamination leads to non-invasive work conditions for you. This is just another reason to call a mold removal company early!

Invasive services are more involved and are required for more serious mold infestations. Significant clean up and some reconstruction is usually needed after the completion of the removal. Due to the increased removal and replacement of building materials, this method is more expensive.  If your mold removal professional recommends this method, swallow the costs and do it! Waiting to perform this kind of work can be very detrimental to the structure of your home and the health of your family.

NON-INVASIVE REMOVAL

An increase in relative humidity inside your home can cause mold to grow on walls, furniture, and other surfaces. For example, a damp basement can create an environment that is perfect for developing mold. Basement mold removal can be achieved through the non-invasive process. This service process consists mostly of surface wiping, HEPA air filtering, sanding and HEPA vacuuming.  Several common situations, including mold removal from basement walls, can be easily solved using these methods. Most building materials (metal, ceramic, wood, glass, glossy painted wood, etc.) contaminated with surface mold can be effectively decontaminated using the non-invasive process. After treatment, affected areas can then be assessed and cleared by a third-party Indoor Environmental Professional.

INVASIVE REMOVAL

This removal process consists of removing and discarding porous building materials that cannot be decontaminated through non-invasive means. For example, invasive mold infiltration can happen when moisture penetrates walls.  This can cause mold to grow inside the wall cavities. Compromised roofing or siding or leaky pipes or faucets can allow moisture to enter your home’s exterior envelope. These problems can result in severe material damage that many times require invasive mold removal. From a cost perspective, the labor of invasive removal is more expensive. The increased cost is due to the reconstruction and repair necessary for following the removal of mold damaged building materials. When mold contamination has escalated to the point that it requires invasive removal techniques, it is important to call a certified mold remediation contractor immediately to obtain an estimate for mold removal services.  The cost of remediation is worth the benefit.

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