Understanding The Mold Damage Removal Process

mold damage chippewa fallsSo you have found mold damage in your Chippewa Falls home, and now are in need of restoration. The mold removal process may seem daunting, overwhelming, and even extensive, but that is why we are here to help. TRAC Solutions offers old damage repair, restoration, and remediation services for all scopes and sizes of mold problems. To help you understand the process a little better, we want you to know what to expect so we are going to focus on what the mold removal process entails and how long the process may take.

Mold Damage In Chippewa Falls 

First things first, mold damage is a serious problem and should not be ignored. It can spread quickly through the air, and mold exposure can cause a number of respiratory symptoms to those in the home. That being said, mold remediation or removal is the process of safely and thoroughly cleaning up mold from an indoor environment. Here is a quick breakdown of the steps we take to resolve mold damage:

  1. Treat the affected area with antimicrobial agents to stunt the mold growth and prevent further spread while it is being cleaned up.
  2. Find and stop the source of water/moisture that feeds the mold growth.
  3. Contain the damage to as small of an area as possible, often achieved through sealing off the contaminated area with six mil polyethylene sheeting, utilizing negative air pressure and ensuring proper air filtration that can minimize the effects of cross contamination to other areas of the home. 
  4. Removal and cleanup can then begin. Affected materials like drywall, insulation, wood trim, and carpet may need to be fully removed in order to completely remove the damage. Before removing any materials, attempts will be made to spray and scrub surfaces with a specialized detergent solution.
  5. All surfaces in the affected area are then cleaned with disinfectant to remove and kill any spores left behind.
  6. Repairs, rebuild and replacements can then be made with new building materials, restoring your home to its pre-loss condition.

So now that we have a basic understanding of a straightforward mold damage removal process, just how long should this process take? The time it takes to resolve mold damage is dependent on the size and scope of the damage, amount of mold present, part of the home the mold is located, and which materials the mold is growing on. In general though, a good time frame to plan on for mold damage repair is 1 to 5 days. Keep in mind that calling TRAC Solutions and letting our trained, experienced, and equipped team to handle mold damage in your home is the best way to ensure that the process is done as soon as possible. We use industry-approved methods to provide thorough cleaning, meaning not only can you rest assured that the mold damage will be resolved completely, but also that we will get your like and house back to normal in the least amount of time possible.