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Thursday, November 11th, 2021 by Tori Saffell
Mold only needs a few things to grow: moisture, temperatures above 40 F, and organic material. It can grow as quickly as 24 hours, making it hard to stop once it starts. Many people believe that scrubbing mold with bleach will kill it, but this only works on non-porous surfaces. If mold has grown on porous surfaces like ceiling tiles, carpeting, or wall boarding, then it needs to be professionally removed, because mold will have penetrated deeper than surface level.
Removing molded materials can be very dangerous without proper containment, equipment, or training. This is because it only takes 3-5 mold spores to cause an allergic reaction, and mold spores are easily spread in an airborne manner when disturbed. This is a huge problem because one square foot of molded drywall can contain up to 1 billion mold spores.
To keep toxic mold spores from spreading throughout the entire home during mold removal, floor-to-ceiling containment must be set up. It is also essential to utilizing HEPA filtered air scrubbers and proper personal protective equipment during the mold remediation process.
Essentially, mold remediation is not a DIY job-it requires the work of a Licensed Mold Contractor and Licensed Mold Remediation Technicians. Our team at Olympic Restoration Systems has the proper licensing, equipment, training, and experience to safely and efficiently remove mold from all types of homes. If you have questions about the mold remediation process, or if you would like to schedule a free mold remediation estimate, call 1-844-810-7398.