If you suspect that you may have a mold problem in your home, the best way to get rid of it is by hiring a mold removal expert. The unfortunate truth about the mold removal industry is that it is largely unregulated and there are many dishonest companies that want to take advantage of people who are in a bad situation. That is why, when it comes to mold removal it is so important to be an educated consumer who is knowledgeable about the mold removal process and knows which questions to ask. Thankfully, there are also many honest and trustworthy mold removal experts out there with many years of experience that are fully licensed and insured. In this article, we will discuss what to expect from a mold removal expert.
Mold Removal Experts Will Perform A Visual Inspection
The first thing that a mold removal expert will do is a visual inspection. They will look around the house for mold. When you hire a mold expert, you are essentially hiring a scientist to experiment in your home. The experiment is, does this house have mold spore colonies growing in it, where are they, and what kind of mold is it? The expert should be taking air samples from all the rooms in the house and actual mold samples if the mold is apparent anywhere. The air samples are important because even if you can’t see or smell mold in some rooms that does not mean that it’s not there. Some molds are odorless and depending on your disposition could be causing harm.
The Mold Removal Experts Prevention Plan
The mold removal expert should be trying to help you figure out what caused the mold and how it can be prevented from recurring in the future. For example, what is the source of the moisture that is causing the mold? Is there a leaking pipe that is a causing moisture buildup? Once the root of the problem is found, they should come up with a plan to fix it, so it does not happen again.
Professional Mold Cleanup Done By A Mold Removal Expert
Depending on the extent of the damage, removing the mold can be as simple as scrubbing and spraying the wall with chemicals. With some of the more complicated cases, the cleanup may include demolition of drywall and removing the mold-infested insulation. Some homes may even need to have the HVAC ducts professionally cleaned.
If you have mold in your home, call DryMax Restoration for professional mold inspection and mold restoration. We are a mold remediation company located in Louisiana. We proudly service the Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Opelousas areas.