What is Mold Remediation?

In the environmental world, we frequently refer to our mold remediation service, but what does the term “mold remediation” actually mean? We’d like to explain what a mold remediation comprises, and what you should expect from a remediation in your home or business.

According to Merriam-Webster, “remediation” means “the act or process of remedying.”

In the case of mold, remediation is a two step process that both removes mold using safe work practices and corrects what caused the mold in the first place.

What Does a Typical Mold Remediation Look Like?

Some of the details depend on the property type (residential vs. commercial), the type of material affected (drywall vs. wall studs) and the extent of mold growth (light vs. heavy).

A typical mold remediation consists of:

  • Competent, insured contractor
  • Trained workers
  • Personal protective equipment (disposable clothing, respirator, gloves, etc.)
  • Containment of the work area to prevent the spread of mold spores to unaffected areas
  • HEPA filtered negative air machines or air scrubbers
  • Cleaning or removal and disposal of the affected building materials and contents
  • Cleaning of the remaining surfaces/building materials to remove any mold spores

How Our Team Can Help

Check out our resources to learn more about mold, the causes behind a mold problem, and the health concerns related to indoor mold.

Contact Branch Environmental today for a mold inspection or remediation to ensure that the air inside your home or building is healthy and stays healthy.