If a recent mold inspection has discovered mold in your Broward home, you need to get rid of it as quickly as you can. So, it’s crucial to understand how “mold remediation” differs from “mold removal.” Many individuals tend to mistakenly use the two terms interchangeably. However, they are very different. The following explains what separates the two processes. The primary difference between the two is in the actual process. Here is what you need to know:
- Mold remediation – involves the removal of mold-damaged materials that are either irretrievable or non-salvageable. The process requires considerable caution as it can pose a health threat to the mold remediation contractor and the homes or office’s occupants.
- Mold removal – the act of removing mold from a business or home is known as mold removal. Mold removal to surface-only infestations. In this case, mold can be removed using different cleaning techniques. However, just be aware that mold releases spores when agitated.
Furthermore, sanitizing the treated area reduces the risk of airborne contaminants getting released into the air you breathe at home or in your office. The reduction of the overall spore count should be the goal of either process. Plus, it’s impossible to remove 100% of the mold in any commercial or residential indoor environment, unless you’re working in controlled environments such as operating rooms.
The use of chlorine dioxide or ozone will effectively disinfect your indoor air and any hard surfaces. These disinfection methods are chemical-free and won’t leave any harmful residues behind. Unfortunately, disinfection will not eliminate contaminants. In most cases, and industrial air scrubber is used for the removal of all contaminants after the disinfection process has been completed.
Determining which process you should choose can often be difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. You just need to calculate the square footage of the infested area, the type of material that’s been affected, and the type of mold you’re dealing with. There are 3 types of molds to be aware of:
- Allergenic molds – these often cause congestion, hay fever reactions, itchy eyes, and runny noses. You need to use anti-histamines to resolve allergic reactions.
- Pathogenic molds – these can impact the central nervous system and are linked to Alzheimer’s, cancer, and Parkinson’s
- Toxic molds – if exposed to these types of molds over an extended period of time, they can destroy a person’s immune system
To learn more about mold remediation and mold removal or to schedule a professional mold inspection at your home or office, call Florida Inspections Unlimited today at 954-861-0666.