Mold Remediation can involve the complete disinfection and drying of mold contaminated material. The nature of the contaminated materials and the degree of contamination, determines the effective and appropriate remediation procedure to be used. Moisture associated with water intrusion onto organic surfaces, such as sheet rock and wood, is the primary cause of mold growth indoors.
Mold growth can occur on the most common building surfaces if they contain organic materials in their composition. Growth can begin usually within 24 hours after the appropriate moisture content has been achieved. This moisture content is referred to as the ‘water activity’ of the material.
All material de-contamination is performed, while the environment is controlled, to prevent any cross contamination to non contaminated areas of the residence or facility. Following the remediation procedures, ‘air scrubbing’ is performed to remove any lingering air contaminants and ‘de-humidification’ is performed to reduce moisture in any cavities or closed spaces.
Various types of molds have been medically proven to cause many health issues, which include allergic reactions, respiratory tract sensitivity, chronic fatigue, active infection including hemosiderosis (bleeding into the lungs) and possibly cancer. Other genus of molds can damage furnishings, destroy wood and compromise the integrity of structural materials. When a mold problem has been identified, it is important to address the problem, as quickly as possible, to minimize exposure and material damage.