The Process of Mold Remediation for Homes in Northern VA

Mold is a common household condition in many Northern VA homes.  Areas where there is high humidity are prone for mold growth inside homes. Unless you do things to prevent mold from growing and spreading throughout your home, you may need mold remediation.

One example of mold is the kind that develops in the grout between the ceramic tiles in bathrooms. Home mold remediation for the Northern VA homeowner may be spraying the grout with a bleach cleaner and wiping off. However, other mold in your home could be more critical either from a health or aesthetic viewpoint.

Often times when Northern VA homeowners decide to remodel their bathroom and start tearing out the ceiling, they find mold. Some molds can produce health–threatening mycotoxins. Mold doesn’t affect everyone, but for some it can be detrimental. Visually, mold growth is not appealing to the eye. Insulation inside your walls can lose its effectiveness when mold growth is present.

For any mold growth that you can visually see in your Northern VA home, there could be that much more hidden inside your walls or under your flooring. A mold remediation contractor should be called in to assess the issues you are having with mold and begin the mold remediation process as soon as possible so the problem doesn’t get worse.

The mold remediation process at your home in Northern VA may go somewhat like this—

  • Mold Damage Assessment and Inspection—First step of mold remediation is to access the mold damage using the newest technology to detect mold and hidden water sources
  • Mold Containment—Negative air chambers are used to isolate contaminated areas of the Northern VA home with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. Heating and cooling systems will be shut down to prevent mold from spreading.
  • Air Filtration—Specialized filtration equipment captures mold spores from the air. Air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums are used to prevent mold spores from spreading during the mold remediation process. 
  • Remove Mold–Infested Materials—Mold–infested porous materials such as drywall and carpeting may need to be removed and properly disposed.
  • Clean and Disinfect—Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments eliminate mold colonies and prevent new ones from forming.
  • Address Mold Source—Fix the source of moisture that is causing your mold. This may be done by the mold remediation crew or a sub–contractor may be recommended depending on the work involved to fix the moisture source.
  • Encapsulate Mold—Mold that hasn’t been removed is encapsulated with a paint–like material.

If you have any questions about mold remediation or other environmental issues at your home in Northern VA, call Envirotex Environmental Services and they will be glad to help.