What Is Mold Remediation?
When you discover a mold infestation in your home, it can be a frightening and overwhelming event—and if you are like most people, your first thought will be, “How do I get this out of my home as soon as possible?”
For this reason, many people will find themselves searching for terms such as “get rid of mold” or “remove mold from home,” because this seems to be the main goal—but when we learn about mold, we will learn why these terms are a bit of a misnomer.
Below, we will look at the characteristics of mold and outline why “remediation” is the preferred term in the mold abatement industry.
The Nature of Mold Growth
Mold growth can be quite a tricky thing. In nature, mold’s function is to aid in the decay of organic material, which means it is always present and ready to do its job. Mold spores are
transmitted entirely through the air and are always present—it is helpful to think of them as agents that are always floating around and trying to do their job.
For this reason, when mold finds an area that is hospitable to growth, it will immediately invade the area and begin reproduction.
How Mold Gets Into Homes
Because mold is airborne, it can feel like a rather insidious spore. Mold can get into homes via open windows, by hitching a ride on shoes or clothing, by coming in through your HVAC system or by attaching itself to the fur of pets.
Essentially, there is no way to keep mold out…but it is possible to stop it from growing within the
How Mold Remediation Addresses Mold Problems
Because mold is present nearly everywhere, it is impossible to fully remove mold from the home. However, mold remediation will address the underlying issues that are encouraging mold
growth and remove the mold-infested materials that are breeding the spores.
While simply removing the mold may take care of the issue temporarily, it is vital to address the reason that the mold has found a hospitable home within your structure so it does not return.
If you are trying to handle a mold infestation in your home, we are the team to call. We practice mold remediation to address the underlying issues—contact us today to learn more.