Is There An End To This? Winning The Perpetual Battle With Mold!
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Homes which have been affected by flooding of white, grey and black water will experience, will rapidly develop mold. Its removal can be quite a struggle unless the property has been properly dried.
But what of the homes which have not been flooded but still have mildew issues? How can a professional service guarantee that full fungal infestation can be absolutely eradicated?
What makes mold so difficult to get rid of
The main issue with mildew removal is that it needs to be to the highest standard. It requires the pedantic cleaning of every corner of every room, each nook and cranny – everything will take time and concentration.
This is necessary because mold can spread quickly through its billions of spores, migrating its culture from one room to the next. The biggest assistant of this migration is the airflow, through the HVAC system.
Fungal spores are a resilient organism which can survive heat, UV and drought conditions. This is their evolutionary mechanism for survival and propagation. It takes experience and knowledge of its behavior and cultivation in order to fully remove it from a property.
Is it even possible to completely clean it from a property?
Yes, it is. If the right tools and methods are used, within a certain time frame, then full mold treatments and property remediation can be achieved.
This has to be done before mold has had a chance to spread to different rooms and into the HVAC air duct system. Even if found inside, it can still be fully cleaned and the system disinfected, however, it’s more time consuming and costly.
The steps to recovering from a property fungal infestation
While mold is a resilient organism which can lay dormant for over 10 years, it is not immortal and there are ways which are specifically designed to deal with it. GCD Restoration uses organic, non-toxic solutions for cleaning commercial and residential buildings, with a high success rate and a no-mold-back-guarantee.
Step One – the identification and localization of mold growth
This also provides a good idea of what the condition of the air filtration and circulation system is. It might be possible to have several crews working on the property, each carrying out specialized treatments like Air Duct Cleaning or Carpet Cleaning.
Step Two – Sealing the Property
To stop the propagation of mold, each and every part of the property must be courted off and cleaned separately. The rooms which are most affected will be quarantined and treated with special, non-toxic, bio-degradable cleaning solutions which fully remove any mold and mold spores.
Cleaning the air duct system is as important. It may be the main carrier of mildew spores around the property and it should be looked at and treated properly.
This is done after the removal of mold on walls, pipes and windows. After this an air test is done to see what the condition of the property is.
Step Three – Prevention of Fungal Growths
To prevent this from happening in the future, the origins of the initial problem must be identified. Leaky pipes, appliances, roof issues, flooding, sewer back-ups and improper dehumidification may be the leading cause – they need to be addressed properly.
Person dehumidifiers have limited success in dealing with property moisture and dampness – you can read more about it in your most recent break down of the dehumidifier question.
Improving air circulation is also one way to solve this issue. If the HVAC system has not been cleaned for more than 1 year, then it’s about time to schedule an appointment with our team.
Open a window, create some airflow and increase the air circulation of the dampest rooms. Fungi love wet, dark places and if you remove the wetness, you will remove their breeding grounds.
After Flooding Drying
This is an essential service which removes any excessive moisture. It is widely used for property treatment after a major water damage event such as a flood or sewage backing up. It takes 2-3 hours, depending on circumstances which lead to booking this service.
Water damage restoration is used to deal with wet drywall, water-logged floors, ceiling and timber-framed portions of your house. It restores your property to pre-water damage condition, giving you your life back, this goes for commercial properties as well.
We’ve worked hard to reach out to our South City communities and achieve better health for each of our clients. Our work goes beyond providing a service, it’s about preserving businesses and promoting better health for everyone on San Francisco.
If you are experiencing mold issues in your property and want it gone forever, use the best rated mildew removal service in the Golden City, call GCD Restoration at (650) 835-4447.