What specifically transpires when a mold remediation company removes mold from your home?
A couple of hours prior to the arrival of mold remediation company technicians, you should make it easy for them to access the contaminated area. Relocate your pets in separate rooms or in the backyard, park automobiles on the street instead of the driveway, and remove any clutter or furniture blocking the mold zone.
Day 1: Eliminate Mold with Biocide
The mold remediation technicians will park their vehicle as close to the doorway as possible. Plastic sheeting will then be laid out, and hoses will be extended towards the mold area. If mold can be accessed externally (perhaps from a crawlspace), it will be even better for the technicians. An efficient mold remediation company will keep your household clean during the entire process.
Mold remediation technicians will be wearing white suits that cover up their entire bodies. You’ll see them wearing respirators, pillages, and goggles. This may suggest that the mold in your household is toxic, but the technicians will be wearing such attire whether it is or isn’t – such protection is standard in any hazardous procedure.
They will begin by spraying the mold area with biocide, which is an EPA-approved mold-killing fluid. Be mindful that bleach isn’t approved by the EPA for mold removal. The technicians will leave the area so the biocide can kill airborne mold spores.
Day 2: Spray Mold Area with Encapsulant
24 hours later, the technicians will return to the area and spray it with a mold sealant that encapsulates the lingering mold spores. The mold remediation technicians will spray past they moldy area to prevent further mold growth. For example, if only a small section of the basement shows mold, the technicians will likely spray down the entire floor (after discussing the process with you first, of course).