How Does Mold Remediation Work?

Posted by Lisa Pixley

Eliminating mold inside the ventilation system of a home takes more detailed and intensive work than simply locating spots of mold growth trying to wipe them away. Professional mold remediation addresses not only current issues with mold, but removal of the source of the growth as well as the ability of the mold to spread. If you trust mold remediation in Rochester, MN to amateurs who lack NADCA and IAQA certification, you will only receive a superficial remedy to the mold problems, which will return soon afterwards.

A company like Alpha Air Corporation with the proper certification, training, and experience will do a thorough job of protecting your household from the hazards of mold and their toxic spores. We are so confident in our mold remediation services that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our HVAC sanitizing work.

What is involved in mold remediation

There is no single process for mold remediation: it changes depending on the situation in a home and the amount of biological contamination the needs removal. The mold remediators will first assess the amount of mold they must deal with and its type, and then set to work eliminate them and the source of their growth.

The technicians will first remove the source of moisture that allowed for the mold to appear, such as ductwork leaks. After that, they will start with methods to destroy the mold and remove it. A common technique is to use dry fog that kills mold. The chemical used in this fog is approved by the EPA as safe for humans and pets. The inspectors will not use any toxic fungicides that could leave residue inside your ducts. These fungicides are not fully effective, either, since it’s important that the mold is not only killed, but all traced of it removed, since dead mold is still capable of causing health problems and reactions in people. Any successful mold remediation involves techniques that not only destroy the mold (dry fog, UV germicidal lights, damp vacuums) but also uses agitations equipment to scrub the mold material from the ductwork and sweep it away.

For some remediation jobs, sections of the ducts will need complete replacement to eliminate all trace of the mold. This is common if the mold developed as part of damage to the ventilation system.

During the process of mold remediation, the technicians use fans and take special care with filtration and ventilation so that the debris from the job, which contains dead mold and spores, will blow out of the house and not enter living spaces. The technicians will take all precautions to keep your home safe as they do their job.

It’s crucial that you only hire mold remediators with the proper certification from the NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) and IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association).

Call the certified and highly qualified team at Alpha Air Corporation to handle your mold remediation needs in Rochester, MN.

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