What does Mold Remediation Involve?


Realizing that toxic mold might be in one’s home is a frightening scenario but one that many people have to deal with after flooding. They know that they need to have mold remediation done, but they don’t know what to expect. Here is a quick summary of what to expect when a mold remediation company arrives.

Know that you will be advised to leave immediately. If there is mold in the house, then it can create a clear danger to everyone living there. For everyone’s safety, anyone not wearing the proper protection, like a respirator, will not be permitted to be in the house while work is being done to clear up the problem. If you know that mold is in the home, it’s best to leave before the team gets there as you may have already been exposed to mold spores.

Expect everything to look like a sci-fi movie set for a while. Professional teams who do mold remediation have to wear goggles, respirators, and suits to ensure that they aren’t affected by any contaminants on the property. They will also be ventilating the home and bringing specialized equipment to clean everything up and dry it out. This means that your home will look like something out of a crime scene or a science fiction movie for a while, but don’t worry it’s only temporary!

Expect that they will likely work pretty quickly. Mold cleanup is not just dangerous work, each area affected by mold has to be cleaned and then dried immediately afterward. Why? Because, if a cleaned area is left wet for too long, even though it’s been sterilized, the dampness can result in new mold forming, so it has to be dried before that has a chance to happen. So, expect things to go pretty quickly.

Realize that some things will end up in the dumpster. Not only that, but contaminated carpets and other materials that have been exposed to mold may have to be bagged and removed from the property to be disposed of safely, which is what a mold remediation team is for! It’s never good to see a favorite carpet torn out, but it has to be done so that the entire family will be able to safely live in the home afterward.

They take care of their clients. Realize that there’s actually very little that you’re going to have to do as a mold remediation company are professionals who are going to make sure that everything is taken care of. Everything that needs to be done, they’re going to handle, so all you need to do is sit back and relax.

The mold remediation company will check in. There is a small chance that the mold could return, which is why most companies guarantee their work and will provide a second cleanup free if the first one didn’t work. Don’t be surprised if they call and ask if you can still smell mold or if you’ve seen any in the house since the cleanup. Don’t worry, they’re just making sure that they did the job right.