“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

Mold removal and remediation are critical processes for addressing mold growth in indoor environments. Mold removal typically involves the physical removal of visible mold from surfaces, often using cleaning agents and specialized equipment. However, this approach may not address the underlying cause of mold growth or completely eliminate spores that may be present in the air or hidden in porous materials.

On the other hand, mold remediation takes a more comprehensive approach. It not only involves removing visible mold but also focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of mold growth, such as excess moisture or water damage. Remediation aims to prevent future mold growth by implementing measures like moisture control, proper ventilation, and structural repairs.

While mold removal may provide a temporary fix, remediation offers a more long-term and effective solution. Remediation helps ensure that the indoor environment is restored to a safe and healthy state, minimizing the risk of recurrent mold issues. It also prioritizes the health and well-being of occupants by addressing potential health hazards associated with mold exposure. Ultimately, investing in thorough mold remediation is essential for creating a safe and habitable indoor space.

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Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (210) 757-0275
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

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