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How Is Mold Contained During Remediation?

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Cleanup Steps

Unchecked mold contamination has the potential to cause significant property damage, and even property loss, in Bel Air, CA. In some instances, mold has the ability to spread rapidly through your house. That's why when it comes to mold cleanup, it's a good decision to bring in the services of mold remediation experts. These professionals have the industry-specific training, protective equipment, and state-of-the-art processes to safely rid residences of mold, mold damage, and unsalvageable moldy items. Containment is among their specialties. As they clean up mold contamination, technicians take specific steps to confine mold to the infected space and keep it from migrating to mold-free areas of your home. Here's a quick rundown:

1. Preparation
Technicians seal off mold-contaminated rooms with zippered plastic sheeting (or sheeting with duct tape) to close off doors, vents, and other openings. As added protection, they turn off heating and cooling systems as well as fans to avoid airborne diffusion of mold and mold spores.

2. Precaution
As they work, technicians use high-tech filtering vacuums—known as "air scrubbers"—that continuously suck up microscopic mold spores from the air. They may also use processes like negative room pressure, a ventilation system that allows air to flow into a room but not escape from it, thereby keeping mold-contaminated air from leaving the workspace.

3. Prevention
Sometimes mold damage is so extensive that it's necessary to trash building materials and personal property items. Technicians take out contaminated refuse from the cleaned area in specially sealed bags or containers, depositing them directly outdoors through a nearby window or door to avoid contact with other areas of the house.
One of the biggest challenges in remediation is arresting the spread of mold and mold spores during cleanup work. Among the advantages of hiring professionals is their use of a comprehensive strategy to ensure mold contamination doesn't spill over into unaffected areas of your home.

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