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by Susana · July 03, 2014

House Hunting: Mold Removal

Purchasing a home is a very exciting moment.There are several steps a home owner must do before finalizing everything and one of them is doing a home inspection. Worst case scenario, is mold hiding in the new home. There are home inspectors that may not even mention anything about the mold.You might want to have a second opinion. When a professional home inspector performs a home inspection and mold exists in the home, they will let you know that there is mold and give you the option of having a mold specialist visit the home to give you further information. The next step is to have a company who specializes in mold removal. Removing mold is not a a Do it Yourself project and we recommend having a professional do the cleaning for you and take care of the mold problem quickly. The goal of mold remediation is to clean up mold growing within the home, and to avoid exposing homeowners to large amounts of mold.There are several steps that mold remediation company's will do to remove mold and they are as followed:

  • Isolate contaminated area
  • Suppress the dust
  • Remove all wet and mold damaged materials
  • Place Materials in plastic bags that are at least 6 mil thick and double bag the materials as well.
  • All surfaces that are moldy will be cleaned
  • Perform a test to make sure every area is free of contamination and debris
  • Dry the affected area (Very important step)

These are just example that you should expect a mold removal company to perform in your new home. It is most important to learn about moisture and prevent mold from growing again once your home is settled. If you have any questions regarding mold, Alliance Environmental Group Inc’s environmental division specializes in mold removal. Click here to learn more information on the services we provide and happy house hunting!

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