As a homeowner, one of the things you never want to hear is that you have mold in your home. The fact that mold is growing in your home means a few things. One is that your home probably has some water damage, such as flooding, inefficient drain fields, and inadequate ventilation, to allow the mold to take a foothold in the house. Another is that you have mold that could potentially be causing harm to your family’s health. Mold remediation and restoration services are essential to getting your home back.
When to Call in the Mold Remediation Professionals
You may have noticed some water damage from when your roof was leaking, or you had a busted pipe in the basement. You fixed the problem that caused the water damage, but what did you do next? The correct answer should be to address the water damage then because it can not only potentially cause structural damage to your home if left unchecked, it can also be the perfect place for mold to breed in your house. While it can be advantageous to address water damage as soon as it occurs to help prevent mold from taking hold in your home, but what if you don’t notice the water damage until it’s too late? In this case, it’s essential to call DSI Restoration professionals right away. Even if you don’t see any signs of mold in the area where the water damage occurred, it’s possible that it’s hidden.
Why Is Handling Your Own Mold Remediation a Problem?
It can be tempting for some homeowners to pour some bleach on visible mold or dry the area where the water damage is located. The problem is that often isn’t enough to get rid of your mold problem. Mold can often be a hidden issue in your home. You may get rid of what’s visible, but there is so much more lurking below. You may also be inadvertently causing mold spores to spread further in your home, which can further impact the air quality in your home. It’s often best to allow the professionals to handle your mold problem.
Mold Remediation and Restoration Process
It’s essential to understand the process that’s used for mold remediation:
- You’ll call in the professionals, and over the phone, you can expect to answer some questions about your particular mold problem. Any information you provide can help us when we arrive by ensuring we have the right tools for the job. Once on-site, we’ll assess the situation for the mold and damage to your property.
- We’ll start by containing the mold. This step helps prevent it from being spread even more during the remediation process.
- We’ll filter your air using our specialized equipment to remove any mold spores from the air surrounding the area where the mold is located.
- At this point, we then begin to remove the mold and damaged materials from the site being cleaned. Once the mold has been successfully removed, we then clean the surrounding area, such as couches, curtains, and more. This process can also remove moldy odors from the area.
- The final part of the process is to restore the site, such as replacing the removed drywall or flooring. Depending on the stage of the mold infestation, it’s possible that the restoration may require only small tasks, or it may require more significant replacements.
When you suspect that you have a problem with mold, it’s essential to call DSi Restoration professionals right away. The longer you wait, the more the mold can spread. In addition, water damage and the mold that results from it can be hazardous to the health of your home and your family.
As mold remediators, we provide expertise in the safe and effective treatment of mold problems. We will work with you to find sensible and appropriate remediation to assure you of a healthy environment. Contact us today to learn more about our mold remediation and restoration services to get your home back.