Whether you have noticed a moldy smell in your home or you have struggled through a flood at some point, it is essential to seek appropriate mold and mildew remediation as soon as possible. Working with teams who are committed to removing mold and identifying problems is essential for making things safe in your home again. Here are three things that could surprise you during mold remediation and why.
1. Negative Air Pressure Systems
During mold removal, some spores may be knocked loose and become airborne, which could allow them to be inhaled and cause problems for people in your household. To fight this common problem, many mold remediation teams create negative air pressure systems within your home by adhering a fan to your door and blowing air outside while the windows are all closed. These negative air pressure systems are incredibly effective but can be loud and bulky. However, if you have one installed in your home during your project, keep in mind that the equipment is there to keep everyone in your family breathing clean air during the project.
2. Drywall Removal
During mold remediation, you may also experience the need for some drywall removal. Since leaks can happen inside of walls and behind ceilings, remediation specialists may recommend removing some portions of the drywall you have hanging in your home — for good reason. If the mold and mildew was removed without doing a deep inspection of the structures of your home, the leaks could be left in place, and the mold may never go away entirely.
3. Surprise Leaks
If you think that you have a good idea of where that water is coming from, it could be surprising to hear about additional leaks stemming from other places throughout your home. However, leaks often occur in hidden places throughout your home, so don't be surprised if you happen upon several other places where issues are prevalent. While it can be an adventure to have leaks repaired, it can help you enjoy a safer home in the long run.
Making your home healthy and happy again starts with the right professionals, so do everything you can to book the right team to take care of everything you need. Talk with the team you choose about making the right moves to create a safe, enjoyable environment for your family so you can continue to live in your home safely during construction. Talk with them about the timeline your project is projected to take and what could stand in your way for finishing on time.