If you’re not familiar with mold testing and remediation services, this article is for you, especially if you have mold in your home. Often ignored, or unnoticed, mold is the cause of several adverse reactions to your property; including structural damage and illness. Here at Purely Green Environmental, our team of experts will assist with testing and identifying specific species of mold on your property, and help formulate a successful remediation program.
What causes mold?
Although there are many different reasons for mold growth, the primary factor is moisture within the structure. Often found in basements, mold generally grows in visible locations. However, it’s imperative to recognize that mold grows in hidden locations as well. For instance, if your basement flooded and water was left behind, you may start smelling a musty odor. That odor is a sure sign of mold growth—whether you see it or not. Cracks in the foundation are perfect breeding grounds when water penetration occurs.
However, older homes with uneven windows are also a prime target for mold growth. Without adequate sealing, rain, or melting ice and snow can easily enter the house. Further, if your walls are adorned with wallpaper, you most likely have a double concern. Often, water will lie behind wallpaper, allowing mold to grow in disguise.
At the first sign of potential mold growth, it’s imperative that you take action. The best way to uncover and understand precisely what you’re dealing with is to contact a local professional. By undergoing mold testing, you will know which species of mold is present and, thus, how to remedy the situation accurately.
What does mold remediation mean?
Simply stated, mold remediation is the professional way of saying mold removal. However, there is more to the process than many people realize.
Understanding the process behind remediation.
The first step to remediation begins with mold testing. Not only will a team of professionals perform a visual evaluation, but samples will also be taken. As mentioned, these samples will help to determine the type of mold and the levels of its presence.
Once the type of mold has been identified, experts can then create a plan of action to remove problem areas effectively. However, depending on the kind of mold, different measures of isolation may be required to safely disrupt the laying mold spores.
Following mold removal, within 48 hours, your mold remediation team should return to provide a second assessment. This last assessment will inform you if the treatment was effective. Once the mold has been safely removed from the structure, clean up, and repair of any damaged areas can take place.
Quick and Accurate Mold Testing with Purely Green Environmental
If you think there may be a presence of mold in your house or office building, it’s time to contact Purely Green Environmental. We provide mold testing and remediation services to NH and MA homes, ensuring the structural safety of your home and the health of your family. Please contact us at (888) 291-3773 for mold testing availability in your area.