Mold Remediation Procedures

Black mold in stairway
Black mold in stairway

Guidelines from the EPA outline mold remediation procedures and qualified professionals follow use and follow them. Mold is easily removed from no porous materials, but porous material like drywall, and carpeting, and unpainted wood usually have to be completely removed and disposed of properly.  Mold grows where there is moisture and a food source. Porous drywall, wood, and carpeting are all perfect food sources for black mold.

Interior spaces between walls are often the perfect breeding grounds for mold. Since there is little or no ventilation, if moisture and a little bit of heat is present, mold thrive behind walls. This mold is harder to spot, but still poses a threat to the environment of the structure. Mold spores travel through the ducts and small cracks. The structure is infected with mold, even when it can’t be easily spotted.

Mold remediation specialists can help you find the source of mold and identify it. Often, air testing needs to be done. Once the source and the location of the mold is identified, the mold remediation specialist comes up with a plan to remove the mold, based on EPA guidelines. The mold remediation company sets up containment, so that other parts of the structure are not contaminated.

Mold Remediation Procedures

  • Identify and locate the source of the mold
  • Set up a containment
  • Create a negative air situation
  • Remove mold and infected material
  • Dry out and encapsulate
  • Stop the source of moisture

The citizens of Montana have ongoing battles with mold. Leaking pipes, flooding, and long winters with little ventilation are all ingredients for recurring mold problems.  Leaky roofs often cause mold colonies to grow above the ceiling. Once again, this may be hard to identify just by a visual inspection. Mold may even thrive on various forms of insulation. Once insulation becomes moldy, it must be removed and replaced.

Moldy insulation
Moldy insulation

Mold thrives under floor surfaces easily is there is moisture. Dirt and grime is also a factor, and keeping a house clean is one way to prevent mold. Once mold does get into carpeting, or under linoleum or tiles, those floor coverings need to be completely removed and area underneath dried out.  The source of moisture needs to be stopped, or mold will return.

The pros at Montana Mold Services, of Billings, are committed to providing the best treatments available for tackling mold problems. They understand that mold remediation needs to be done quickly and effectively, while at least disruption to the home and business as possible. Mold remediation done wrong can often cause more problems, as mold is spread to other areas of the structure. That is why it is best to leave it up to the professionals at Montana Mold Services. They service Billings, Yellowstone County, and all of the surrounding areas of Southern Montana and Northern Wyoming.

A containment during mold remediation
A containment during mold remediation
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