So you’ve discovered mold in your home…yikes. What do you do now? Sure, you can throw away carpet and even insulation, but you can’t necessarily throw away wood, drywall, paint, and ducting. What do you do? You call the experts!
At Royal Renovations, we understand how devastating and frustrating it can be to find mold in your home. Unfortunately, mold can grow on virtually any organic substance or building material, so your wood, wallpaper, drywall, carpet, paint, adhesives, fabrics, ducting, and insulation are all at risk. Your home can move rapidly toward mold invasion when it comes into contact with a water source. This could be caused by a leaky rooftop, leaky pipes, a flood, or even window condensation. Mold loves a damp, dark place. With little to no exposure to light, mold begins digesting and growing. In just as few as 48 to 72 hours, you can have a full-on home invasion. As mold spreads throughout the property, it’ll deliver allergens and other harmful aggravations that can put the health of you and your family at risk.
There are a few problem situations in which mold remediation is immediately required, such as a natural weather disaster. It may also be needed after equipment malfunctions or following improper clean-up after a problem. A poorly designed or maintained facility may see more mold growth as well, especially if humidity levels aren’t properly maintained. Delaying remediation after a disastrous event is never a good idea, and will only promote more mold growth.
Mold remediation experts will immediately begin the process of removing excess moisture upon arriving at your home or workplace. Mold begins growing on materials that remain wet for 2-3 days, so they will dry the building structure and contents to remove excess moisture and water damage. It’s important to try to contain the mold before it can spread further. Then, they will isolate the contaminated area to avoid any mold exposure for the homeowners and begin the process of cleaning up existing mold. Non-porous materials can be cleaned, but other materials may need to be disposed of. Depending on the level of mold growth, the area may also need to be vacuumed with a High-Efficiency-Particulate-Air (HEPA) vacuum. A visibility test will be conducted, followed by additional drying if needed.
Let us help you get your home and life back to normal. Give us a call to request an estimate.