Mold Removal & Remediation
Once the mold has been discovered, it must be removed, and that is what mold remediation is all about. These sums up all the steps and strategies used to get rid of the mold discovered, whether in private or public structures. Our mold removal and remediation service are strategic as we focus on curbing the growth of mold in surface or areas around your building using recommended chemicals. After an assessment, we cut off the presence of moisture that can directly affect the growth of molds, and clean up mold formations and dampness causing agents. The following are basic steps to remove and prevent mold growth:
Around the house
Dehumidifiers and air conditioners should be used, especially in hot or humid climates, to reduce the moisture content contained in the air. Indoor humidity levels should be reduced as low as below 60% if possible. This can be measured using hygrometers that are readily available in stores. For homes where air conditioners are being used, the drip pans should be kept clean and free from obstructions to water flow. This would cause molds to begin gaining favorable growth conditions. From our experience, we realized that as the temperature grows lesser, air condenses on surfaces making mold growth possible.
In the kitchen
Since moisture should be kept away as far as possible, exhaust fans should be installed to transfer the moisture produced as a result of heating and cooking processes outside. This could also be ensured for dishwashing and cleaning of kitchen surfaces. Appliances that produce moisture on windows and surfaces e.g., heaters, gas cookers should be turned off immediately moisture begins to form. Leaks around the sinks, refrigerators, icemakers, and other water sources should be repaired and replaced if necessary. Drip pans of refrigerators should be emptied and kept clean from water deposits.
For basements spaces
Plastic covers should be used to cover basements and crawl spaces to prevent moisture from gaining entrance through the ground. Wet soil or water collations should be dried up with fans before the floor so covered. Ensure that proper ventilation either through fans or installing vents, are made available on outside walls. As specialists we recommend that concrete floors should be painted, and rugs used instead of carpets in basement spaces. The basements should be checked for leaks to be repaired immediately. This would prevent water from seeps into the basement floors.
For bathroom and toilet surfaces
Exhaust fans could also be used to move moisture outside the bathroom. Rugs should remove and often wash instead of making use of carpets. Water leaks in the bathroom and toilet basins, tubs must be fixed to avoid creating room for mold growth. Damp towels shouldn't be left on the floor or laundry hampers. While showering, it is also paramount to maintain open windows so that splashes coming from bathing water don't fall back directly into floor areas. It also helps take off-stream being released from hot water baths.