Mold is among the most common building-related problems. Usually mold manifests in the form of foul odors and unsightly, growing, dark grey or black patches that appear in areas where there is excessive moisture, such as in wet corners, behind cupboards, on wood or cardboard surfaces or in hard to detect areas, such as behind drywall, behind the wall and the insulation.
Mold being caused by the spores of fungi, the issue can be dangerous for the health of anyone spending time in the mold-infested space, therefore the problem needs to be solved quickly and efficiently. The best way to accomplish that is by hiring a professional Denver mold removal company for the task – here is what you can expect of the mold removal team.
Your mold removal experts will start by evaluating the severity of the infestation and will locate all problem areas. You should know that mold spores can enter your building not only through open doors and windows, but through your HVAC system, through cracks in the wall and through the tiniest of holes in your building envelope. Your specialist will inspect all the areas that could be affected and will explain to you every step of the process.
The Denver mold removal team will put on proper safety gear, including special, high filtration face masks, special gloves as well as protective suits. They will seal off the room in which they are performing the cleaning to prevent the spores from spreading, then they will start removing the mold using various chemicals and mechanical cleaners. The professional machines most typically used during the process include HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) air scrubbers, special, industry grade dehumidifiers and HEPA vacuums to remove the mold not only from the surfaces in the room, but from the air as well. If the drywall or the insulation is affected, the porous materials will need to be removed, too and any contaminated ducts will need to be professionally cleaned to prevent re-contamination. When the cleaning process is complete, your mold restoration specialist might apply special substances on the cleaned surfaces to prevent re-infestation.
After the mold is physically removed from the surfaces and the air, everything that has come into contact with the mold is removed from the room in a safe and professional manner, then the air exchange in the room is ensured through simple ventilation or with the help of special machines.
How to Choose Your Mold Removal Experts
Reputation and experience are probably the two most important factors that should determine your choice. You need a company that has been in the business for a long time, a company with many happy clients and with an impeccable reputation as an honest, reliable and thorough cleaning service that leaves no mold spore behind. If the mold removal process requires the removal of baseboards, drywalls and insulation, try to find a mold removal company that provides restoration services as well – not all of them do, but if you can hire one that does, you can get rid of the task of having to find a separate company for the restoration work.