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Water Damage Aftermath: Fungus And Mold Inspections To Start With Remediation

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Water damage is often the start of serious problems with mold. Issues with mold are not always easy to deal with, and it takes skilled professionals to get the fungus under control. This is because mold is everywhere, and the best answer is not always to remove the mold completely. A process of testing and remediation has to be done in the aftermath of water damage. So, what is the next step in dealing with mold after water damage to your home?

Evaluate damaged areas for potential mold problems

The first matter of business before you can have mold testing done is evaluating the damaged areas. You want to identify areas where potentially hazardous mold growth could start. Common areas where you will want to test for mold growth include:

  • Dark corners where moisture is a common problem
  • Areas with absorbent materials that have been in standing water
  • Kitchens and bathrooms that have been inundated with water
  • Absorbent carpentry spaces like cabinets and built-in furnishings
  • Mechanical installations like HVAC ducts that are meant to be dry

Test the areas where there might be hidden moisture and the potential for mold growth to grow out of control. These are the areas that will require mold remediation to prevent hazardous spores from spreading to other areas.

Get the mold growth tested to begin the remediation process

Once you have identified areas that are susceptible to mold, they can be tested. You will also want to have any areas tested where you think there may be a mold problem. Talk with the mold testing service about the potential problems in these areas and where you need to have inspections done. They will begin the testing and recommend solutions to begin the next step in the process of mold remediation to prevent further damage to your home.

Clean up and start mold remediation to get fungus under control

The process of mold remediation is a lot more than just removing mold spores. The process starts with testing, and then the removal of mold begins. The worst of the mold growth will be removed, and all of the affected areas will be treated to prevent mold from growing. This does not remove all the mold, but it contains the problem. After mold remediation, the levels of spores and growth will be at a healthy level. Healthy mold growth levels are those that occur naturally and do not cause damage to your home or hazards to your health.

Repeat mold testing to ensure the mold remediation is complete

After the remediation and cleaning process has been completed, you may want to have mold testing done again. Repeating the mold testing will ensure the mold is at a healthy level and your health is not at risk. You may want to have the testing done repeatedly and whenever you suspect the problem may be getting out of control again.

Identifying mold growth with proper testing is the first step in remediation after dealing with water damage. Call a mold inspection service for help getting to the bottom of the mold problems in your home.