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Mold Remediation and Environmental Abatement

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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Mold Remediation and Environmental Abatement

Mold Prevention – Ways to Keep Mold Out

Mold is tough and all it really needs to continue growing is moisture (i.e.; water or humidity). Mold can even begin to turn up in a matter of one day. We suggest you take these preventative steps to ensure you are tackling a problem before it begins or gets out of hand.

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Maintain your property by performing any necessary repairs and maintenance.

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React quickly to pipe leaks and moisture infiltrations.

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Dry up the moisture quickly (within 24-48 hours) – do not wait on your insurance agent or adjuster for advice.

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Determine if there is moisture trapped between building materials (wood floors
and subfloor, drywall and sheathing, cabinets and floor, etc.).

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Contact a mold remediation specialist to evaluate your property if professional structural drying is required.

Taking proper steps to dry your property quickly and effectively is your responsibility. It is important to create a dry environment to prevent mold from growing and causing further mold damage.Waiting on your insurance company to determine how to deal with your water damage is not advisable if you want to prevent mold from growing on your property. Follow these simple tips to prevent mold and mold damage from becoming an issue in your home or business.