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Dealing with Mold: A Comprehensive Guide to Mold Remediation

When it comes to mold growing in your home, it needs to be handled swiftly and professionally. The issues that stem from having mold in your home can be dangerous in more ways than one. Today, we’re going to look at a step-by-step guide on how to get rid of mold in your home and what to expect from the mold remediation process. 

Why Should I Get Rid of Mold?

You might be wondering why you should get rid of mold in your home. Not only is it just gross to look at, but it comes with some real hazards attached to it. First, leaving mold for too long can cause damage to whatever it grows on. This means that you’re causing damage to your home and potentially even structural damage in places, making it dangerous to inhabit.

The other danger comes from the health issues that surround inhaling mold spores. These spores can lead to everything from coughing to asthma to even skin and gastrointestinal problems. Simply put, removing mold from your home helps you and your loved ones in many ways.

How Do I Get Rid of Mold?

Getting rid of mold is a multi-step process that requires a team of professionals to come in and take care of it. That process looks like this:

Remove All Excess Water from the Area

Mold is spurred on by excess water, usually a leak from somewhere. The first step after stopping the leak is to remove all of the excess water from the area. This not only helps prevent further mold growth but makes it easier to continue with the rest of the process.

Remove All Water Damaged Items from the Area

Next is to take out anything that has been affected by any kind of water damage, like carpet, furniture, cardboard boxes, and the like. This is another part of the process that helps stop the spread of mold spores, as well as making things easier for the rest of the remediation process.

Sanitize Everything

The next step is to use an industry-standard cleaner to scrub down everything. This removes most if not all mold from the area and actively kills mold spores before they spread throughout your home.

Remove Excess Moisture

Next, remove all the excess moisture from the room. This is usually performed by bringing a dehumidifier into the room and letting it run until all of the remaining moisture has been removed. In addition to the drying process, this is typically one of the longer parts of the mold remediation process. 

Repair Remaining Damage

Once all of these steps are completedthen repairs like replacing drywall and putting in new carpet can begin. All in all, you can expect the mold remediation process to take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. It all depends on the severity of the mold damage. 

Call REDi for All of Your Mold Remediation Needs

If you need mold remediation in your home, give the team at REDi a call at (707) 236-8798. We’re available to take your call 24/7 and offer emergency services around the clock. Call us today for your free estimate.

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