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SERVPRO of Southeast El Paso/Butterfield explains how mold inspection differs from mold remediation

11/14/2022 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: SERVPRO® of Southeast El Paso/Butterfield outlines the differences between mold inspection versus mold remediation.

Mold spores can spread throughout your house in less than 72 hours, endangering the health of your family and causing damage to your property. Another thing about mold is that it can hide in difficult-to-see areas, so you may not even know you have had a mold problem for a long time.

After discovering mold in your property, the best course of action is to contact a professional to handle the situation immediately.

SERVPRO of Southeast El Paso/Butterfield is a full-service mold removal and restoration company in El Dorado East and El Paso, TX. Their team has outlined the difference between mold inspection and mold remediation to help property owners understand the mold removal process.

What is mold inspection?

A mold inspection focuses on identifying whether water damage within the house contributes to a mold issue. There is mold content in almost every property; it is through inspection that you discover the cause of the mold, the type, and how it can be removed.

Simply put, "a mold inspection is when someone examines for mold growth in a property." No specific equipment is required for the inspection besides a bright flashlight and tools occasionally required to enter restricted locations. Some mold inspectors use a moisture meter to identify wet areas and a camera to record the damages.

During a typical mold inspection, the inspector will inform the property owner about any spots where they found mold and any places where there have previously been moisture issues or water damage.

At the end of the inspection, the expert will take samples of the mold found in the property for testing. This provides insight into the type of mold in the property, whether it's dangerous and how it can be removed safely.

What is mold remediation?

Mold remediation involves the removal, cleansing, and disinfection of mold-contaminated places on the property. The remediation process works to completely eradicate the mold while preventing further growth using specialized tools and techniques.

Different situations typically call for different solutions. However, the standard mold mitigation process may involve mol testing, demolition, removal, containment, sanitizing, and cleaning.

A mold remediation company will first seal off the affected areas after stopping the water source to stop the spread of mold spores around the house. They'll seal any windows or other openings to isolate the area. Then, they'll cover the affected areas with plastic sheeting to further safeguard against them. Next, they'll spray impacted areas to eliminate mold spores contaminating the air. This procedure stops any dust that may contain spores from spreading.

Next, they'll remove damaged materials and clean up and dry the affected areas before repairing any damages.

Differences between mold inspection and mold mitigation

Mold inspection and remediation are different stages of the mold removal process. The essence of a mold inspection is to determine if there's mold in a property and the exact places the molds are. Mold inspection also provides insight into the type of mold on a property.

On the other hand, mold remediation involves removing any mold found during the mold inspection process. The goal of remediation is to eliminate the mold to protect the property.

Get professional mold removal services in El Dorado East and El Paso, TX.

SERVPRO® of Southeast El Paso/Butterfield offers professional mold removal in El Dorado East and El Paso, TX. They have a team of trained and certified professionals who can rid your property of any mold.

They'll start with a mold inspection to identify areas with mold around the property before continuing with the remediation process. Hiring SERVPRO of Southeast El Paso/Butterfield for mold removal is the surest way to keep your home or business safe and eliminate all molds.

Their team is available 24/7 to provide expert mold remediation services when you need them.

Call SERVPRO of Southeast El Paso/Butterfield at (915) 234-2679 to get started.

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