Mold Removal Process in Stark County
Mold cleanup is a process that should not be taken lightly. It's usually not a safe job for do-it-yourselfers. Mold can be a deadly fungus and many people have become ill trying to do mold cleanup themselves. Mold is a microorganism which can be a health hazard when it develops within a home, business or other enclosed structure. It can be furry, stringy or powdery-looking and is often black, green, orange, brown or white. The black variety is considered the most dangerous. This fungus usually thrives in areas that are damp and lack light or proper ventilation. If it appears in your home or business, you should seek professional help in having it removed. It can degrade the air quality to people that frequent the building. For safe, effective mold cleanup, hire a professional.
The SERVPRO of S&E Stark County team is a professional mitigation company that uses specialized technologies to detect the fungus and the hidden moisture sources that led to its growth. As part of the mold cleanup process an environmental hygienist may recommend using advanced containment procedures and physical barriers to keep the microbial growth from spreading. This is an important part of the mitigation process because mold spore can spread through the air and on porous surfaces very rapidly. That's why an environmental hygienist should be involved throughout the mold cleanup process to monitor air quality.
Getting rid of mold can be difficult and dangerous. Professional mitigation workers must wear special clothing and masks to protect themselves when removing it. It is also important to have an environmental hygienist test the air quality before and after the mold cleanup process. Licensed and professionally trained technicians should then identify which type it is and use industrial strength cleaning supplies and equipment to kill and remove the colonies. The process of removing the fungus begins with a visual inspection. As part of the removal process the technician will identify the cause of the mildew infestation and the home or business owner should address it so the microbial growth does not return. That includes repairing water damage, leaky pipes or roofs and cleaning the entire HVAC system including air ducts, filters, heating and air conditioning systems. Sometimes carpeting and drywall may need to be removed as part of the mitigation process. SERVPRO of S&E Stark County will also use antimicrobial and antifungal agents to treat and sanitize the infected area. Completely removing the mildew may require fumigating areas of the home or business. This ensures all traces of the mildew is eradicated. Unless all surface with the microbial growth are thoroughly and properly treated, the mitigation process will not be successful. If highly-skilled professional mold removal companies are not used, the mold removal process may have to be repeated several times. Even when a visual inspection does not reveal any signs of the mildew, an environmental hygienist should still test the air before people can safely return to the structure. Mold cleanup is a process that should not be taken lightly. It's usually not a safe job for do-it-yourselfers. Mold can be a deadly fungus and many people have become ill trying to do mold cleanup themselves. For safe, effective mold cleanup, hire a professional. Call SERVPRO of S&E Stark County at 330-823-4088.