Molds are decomposers, a class of organisms. They’re able to thrive pretty much anywhere there’s darkness and water. If you’ve got mold in your home, it can pose a risk to your health. Inhaling fungal spores could lead to a serious infection. Infestations will also show up on your inspection if you’re trying to sell your house.
Mold remediation services help homeowners in Miami, Florida, get rid of mold for good. They’re able to kill the existing spores, and they’re even able to stop new ones from growing. Here’s what you should expect during your mold remediation experience.
Initial Mold Assessment
Just seeing some mold doesn’t mean you have an infestation in your house. A professional has to check and determine whether it’s an actual infestation. Usually, your insurance agent can help you schedule a mold inspection if you’re not sure where to find one.
The inspection company will send someone over to your house, so they can look at things in person. They’ll test any affected areas while collecting samples.
Locating the Source
Once the inspector determines there’s an infestation, they’ll start looking for its source. Finding the source is crucial when you’re trying to remove mold permanently. Otherwise, you could pay to have it removed, only to find new spores sprouting not long after.
A lot of mold infestations begin underneath the house. So, your inspector may take a look in your crawl space. Plumbing is another common area where infestations begin. They’ll schedule your mold remediation after they’ve found its source, so you can remove it.
A mold team will arrive on the day that you’ve scheduled with your inspector. They’ll need to don protective gear before going into your house. They must use the same gear you’d use to remove lead paint while they’re getting rid of the mold.
They’ll spray the inside of your house with a special type of fungicide. This is called Biocide, and it’s an FDA-approved antifungal. Your mold team will thoroughly coat everything inside while they’re spraying. This layer will kill all the spores currently living within your home.
After they’ve finished applying the fungicide, it’ll take a while for it to dry. They’ve got one more thing to do before they’re done protecting your home from mold.
Even after cleaning, your home could still sprout mold if there are spores inside. Molds reproduce by creating small spores to carry their genetic offspring. These get left behind whenever the cleaning crew kills all the mold. Biocide doesn’t do anything to their spores, though.
Before they’re able to leave, the mold team will have to apply a coat of paint to your walls. This encapsulates all the spores, preventing them from sprouting.
If you’ve had a mold infestation, call our team at Top Flight 1 in Miami. We’d be happy to help with your claims process.