Our mold removal Albuquerque, NM services are provided by certified trained professionals. We want to give you some insight to what is involved in our remediation process. When you call your friendly neighborhood mold remediation company, you will know what to expect.
Mold and mildew can develop where there is excess water and moisture, over a period of time. This is can be a stressful situation to any homeowner or business owner. Serious health risks are also a factor.
Water leaks from flooding, leaky roofs and broken pipes are perfect moisture sources for it to grow. This is especially true if water damage is inside the walls, or other unseen area in your home or business. Condensation in your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are other entry points. It can grow well and be found in windows, drywall, insulation, wallpaper, wall paints, carpet, sheet rock and wood, among other materials. Bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, attics, windows, and basements are all prime spots for growth. The best way to protect your family and property, from the fungus, is to have it removed as soon as possible.
- For more information, read our blog : “How Mold Affects Your Home and Your Health.”
Albuquerque, NM Mold Removal Process
There are several steps in the mold remediation process.
Mold Evaluation and Inspection
We will inspect any residential home or commercial business, for mold, in Albuquerque, NM and surrounding areas. A mold inspection starts with a questionnaire that will help properly diagnose the problem. We will then inspect for potential areas of water penetration and other problem conditions.
Sampling is done several ways, through a mold spore trap, swab testing, and bulk sampling. They will then be sent to a lab for further testing and analysis.
A report will be sent back for the spore levels and types found in the home. Final conclusions and recommendations will be outlined. From there, you will have a clearer view of what the remediation options are for your home.
Mold Containment and Air Filtration
During the containment process, it is important to turn off all fans along with any heating and cooling system to prevent the spread of mold spores to other parts of the home. Negative pressure may be used by running an exhaust fan blowing out of a window to force the air outside. Physical barriers may also be used.
“Air scrubbers,” a portable filtration system that removes particles, gasses and chemicals from the air in a specified area, and HEPA vacuums will be used to prevent the spread of mold spores during remediation. HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) vacuums use filters capable of trapping micron-sized particles floating in the air.
Mold Removal of Infested Materials
The remediation process depends on how much mold growth is present and the types of surfaces that the mold appears. It does prefer damp or wet material or surfaces. However, it can grow on the organic dirt and/or dust layer found on concrete, plastic, glass and metal surfaces. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments may be used on these surfaces to eradicate existing mold colonies and prevent new ones from forming.
Cleaning Personal Contents and Belongings
Furniture, decorative items, curtains, bedding, clothing and many other things in your home can be affected by mold. During the remediation process, a variety of cleaning techniques will be used to clean and sanitize your personal effects. Fogging equipment may also be used to deodorize items.
It could be a minor replacement of drywall in the spare bedroom, or completely re-carpeting several rooms in your home, but mold restoration is the final step in the remediation process. How much restoration necessary is dependent on the overall level of mold damage.
- For more information, read our blog : “The Mold Inspection and Removal Process.”
Water Extraction Experts is pleased to serve this incredible location in Albuquerque, New Mexico for all your water damage and mold remediation needs. We are prepared to address any water damage and mold issues 24 hours, seven days a week, for all water removal, flooded or damp crawl space water damage, water restoration, mold remediation, and water leak needs, including water extraction and structural drying.