Why Disinfectants are a Secondary Solution in Mold Remediation in Homes
Controlling the growth of microbial fungi is primarily about drying structures. Although a chemical cleansing agent may seem like a quick fix, professional services with qualified technicians can pay dividends in the long run. Mold has a nasty habit of returning particularly during wet or humid times of the year. By investing in a professional service now, you could save yourself several unpleasant situations over the year.
Working on mold remediation on properties is something we have done time and time again. It begins with a simple phone call to our 24-hour emergency line. From there, we can arrange a service within an hour of notification of loss. SERVPRO uses technicians with qualifications in both mold assessment and mold remediation from the IICRC. We all live and work here in this community, which reduces our call-out times significantly. We can promise to arrive on-site within four hours of notification of loss.
The presence of moisture is the reason mold prospers which is why professional products should never be used as the primary method for removal. SERVPRO uses a two-step solution, which is efficient and straightforward. The first step is to remove contaminated materials from the affected area. The second step is to dry the affected area using fast-drying methods.
Removal of contaminated materials requires a designated clean area. In large scale jobs, we may decide to use a clean room off-site. It is cost efficient to use a clean room on site so, where possible, we opt for this method. The fast-drying procedure involves deploying advanced equipment like rapid air-movers, desiccant dehumidifiers or water extraction units with heated wands that remove residual moisture fast.
Once a SERVPRO technician achieves both these steps, they use professional cleaning products. We use EPA-registered broad spectrum disinfectant to soak the affected area. In some cases, we may control the temperature and PH levels to ensure maximum effectiveness. Disinfectants do show some success in removing and preventing mold growth but their impact is questionable, which is why removal and fast drying is our priority.
Hiring a professional is the most critical step in remediation, Contact SERVPRO of Washington/Woolwich today!