Let’s learn more about mold removal in Boise, including how it grows, where it grows, and what to expect during the remediation process.
How Does Mold Grow?
Molds reproduce by the release of tiny spores. These spores are invisible to the naked eye, however, when stimulated by moisture, spores begin to flower, thus creating mold. Spores travel in the air and settle in humid environments. Once settled in a warm and moist space with no ventilation, mold spores can grow as fast as 24-48 hours.
Where Does Mold Grow?
Mold can grow on virtually any organic surface as long as moisture and oxygen are present. Controlling humidity in areas such as bathrooms, showers, attics, and crawlspaces is important to avoid growth.
Shower with your bathroom exhaust fan on! It will save you time and money in the long run by removing moisture from the air.
Mold favors organic materials such as wood, paper products, insulation, drywall, and even carpets. So when moisture is present mold begins to form on surfaces. Each of these materials tends to absorb water and create a habitable space for mold growth.
Mold is commonly found in these areas:
- Bathrooms (shower curtains, bathroom tiles)
- Kitchens (skinks, counters, dishrack, etc.)
- Refrigerator door seals
- Window sills
- Air conditioners
- Behind wallpaper
- Near indoor plants
- Under carpet and rugs
What To Expect During Mold Remediation
If you contact a mold remediation specialist to remove, clean and disinfect the contaminated area, here’s what to expect,
- Request pre-remediation samples.
- Identify and stop the source of moisture (that has caused mold growth).
- Set up Containment
- Establish negative air/ Hepa Vacuum
- Remove contaminated materials.
- Disinfect all surfaces.
- Request post-remediation samples.
Needing Mold Remediation Boise can be alarming, however, only a small percentage of the population is allergic to mold. Mold spores are in the air all around us so while it would be impossible to completely eliminate, it is important to maintain healthy levels in your home. When Hygienists arrive on-site, they will collect samples and compare them with the outside environment and or historical data to determine a baseline for indoor air quality given your home’s individual circumstances. Hygienists can develop a protocol for the remediation to address the specific spores and levels in your environment.
When presented with the issue of potential mold growth in your home or business it is important to stay calm and contact Cleanup & Total Restoration to remediate your issue. Choosing CTR means, choosing a certified mold remediation specialist who has expertise in eliminating and preventing mold development.
CTR Mold Remediation in Boise
If you suspect your home or business has mildew or mold infestation, contact the certified Mold Remediation Specialists at Cleanup & Total Restoration. We’ll thoroughly assess the property and discuss remediation options. We can help you develop a plan to address your issues based on your individual circumstances Learn more about mold remediation or call (208) 377-1877 to request services.