Once your home is infested with mold you will need mold remediation. Mold can come from water damage due to flooding or they can be caused by design. Mold problems are more prevalent than they used to be because of new energy efficient styles of home construction which create pockets of stagnant air.
Once mold is suspected in your home you will want to find out if your suspicions are
correct. Mold, if left untreated can spread and cause your family health problems. Family members with respiratory disorders are especially susceptible to having their health problem aggravated by the presence of spores.
You need to call in an independent inspector, a Licensed Industrial Hygentist to
come and test your home. This is not cheap and can cost between $750 and $2000.
This person should not have any ties to your insurance agency or your mold
remediation specialist. A Licensed Industrial Hygentist will come into your home
and take samples from the air and surfaces of the house to identify if your house has a mold problem. If there is mold, it will be identified and actions will be taken based on the molds identity. The hygentist will write out a protocol for the mold remediation process.
When you bring in a mold remediation specialist insist they adhere to the guidelines provided in the hygentist protocol to remediate the mold in your home. You may be surprised to find that there may be no anti-microbal processes outlined in the hygentist
protocol. This is because the true process of mold remediation represents complete removal of the mold, not simply killing with a anti-microbial.
You can also try to perform the mold remediation your self. The basic steps for mold remediation are: contain the mold, exterminate the mold, take away the dead mold and prevent reinfestation. You will need to follow the same steps as the professionals to do the job correctly. Be completely sure mold remediation is a job you can handle before you start the process.
If you and your family are suffering health effects from mold but you are unable to
perform mold remediation immediately buy an air cleaning system that includes a
HEPA air filter. This will remove spores from the air in your home.