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Mold Removal Vs. Mold Remediation

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

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The difference between Mold Removal and Mold Remediation is that one of these is physically impossible.

Mold removal would be the elimination of every mold spore in your home. Since mold is virtually everywhere and even has the ability to travel through openings in our home, we cannot completely obliterate it. Mold spores can only be seen with magnification and when they are exposed to water, colonies can spring up rather quickly. In fact, mold starts growing within 24 hours of exposure to moisture and these spores can survive almost anything. The source of mold growth is not always evident, but mold remediation specialists can certainly determine where the mold originates and help your mold levels return to normal.

Being exposed to mold can have adverse effects on your health. Black mold is especially dangerous. More so, people who already suffer from respiratory illness are susceptible to developing mold allergies.

Mold remediation includes the following:

  • Removing mold colonies
  • Throwing out whatever mold has destroyed and cleaning, drying, and disinfecting the rest
  • Identifying materials that stayed wet for over 24-48 hours and throwing out those items
  • Identifying moisture sources, leaking pipes, standing water, condensation, and humidity (45% or higher)
  • Eliminating moisture

By law, only licensed professionals can remediate large areas. A “large area” is characterized by 10 square feet or more. Rest assured that SERVPRO of Weakley/Gibson/Carroll Counties is licensed in mold remediation, so call our professionals today at 731-784-4938 and don't let mold eat away at your home!

For more information on mold prevention and remediation, consult FEMA's brochure at
https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

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