“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

When a property owner first notices mold they are rightly concerned, and mold damage needs to be addressed. But when a restoration team addresses mold, are they "removing" mold, or are they "remediating" mold?

It's not uncommon to see the advertisement: "Your 'mold removal' experts."

But, mold removal is a misnomer. Mold isn't removed because mold is natural and mold spores microscopic, existing almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. So, mold removal isn't the aim, but mold remediation is. Mold remediation is identifying colonies of mold, eliminating moisture sources and treating and removing material so that the negative impacts of a mold infiltration are eliminated and contained. 

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Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (954) 384-6653
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

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