Answering Your Questions on Mold Remediation
Mold remediation is a business that sees operators come and go. To be successful and effective to customers requires understanding the complex science of mold and what causes mold to grow, a lot of customer education and significant investment into training and the right products and tools to use. Within the mold remediation industry in Panama are companies promoting remediation processes and products that are not recognized within the professional mold remediation industry in North America. Reputable mold remediation companies like Mold Control Panama try hard not to, but sometimes it’s difficult to get accurate information dispensed to the public about why they should be concerned over health concerns related to mold, about why using solutions like bleach, harsh chemicals, ozone are not effective and not optimal.
Do I really need mold remediation?
Molds thrive in humid areas of the house. … Furthermore, if leaks occur in hard-to-reach areas, like inside your walls, you should call a mold remediation professional to inspect it and nip any mold growth in the bud. Signs of water damage may be peeling wallpaper, and cracks in the paint on the walls, or ceiling. Mold will not “go away” unless it is killed by proper fungicides
How much does mold remediation typically cost?
You can expect to spend between $300 and $700 for mold remediation here in Panama for a typical residence. About 1/3 of what you would pay in the USA. The price depends upon the size of the area treated, the level of mold stains that require extra removal labor and products and how clean / cluttered the space is. Typically a mold remediation will not include leak repairs, removal of damaged gyproc or removal of wallpaper.
Are mold inspections worth it? Why can’t they just come and do the project?
Mold is a serious problem, and spotting mold contamination before it grows out of control can save you thousands of dollars. This makes the cost of a mold inspection well worth the minimal cost. Airborne Mold Testing, however, is not really worthwhile. If you see mold visually, you have mold. Except in circumstances that you desire to have a lab report of airborne mold count by species for a doctor or legal (for example a report for a landlord).
Should mold be removed professionally?
Before you take steps to remove mold on your own, consider your health and physical condition, everyone in your home, your neighbors, and the amount of mold you think you have. A professional has been trained and uses the right commercial / professional equipment. So we always suggest that except for very small mold issue, perhaps inside a cupboard, hiring professionals is the way to go.
What mold killer do professionals use?
A popular chemical for killing mold is Concrobium Mold Control, which is 100% non-toxic and has no harsh or dangerous chemicals. It’s an EPA and Health Canada approved fungicide used by both pros and homeowners. We have used it for over ten years and have found it to be effective. Hydrogen peroxide-based mold killers are also very effective. but requires special personal protective equipment, so best left for large commercial projects. Never use bleach, it is toxic and makes the mold problem worse. There are more toxic liquid products and also ozone treatments, but Concorbium is the go to standard for professionals
What if mold is behind drywall or wallpaper?
Surface Changes and Deterioration – Your walls’ appearance can change significantly if there’s mold growth behind them. In addition to discoloration and stains, your walls may deteriorate. Paint or wallpaper can crack, peel, or bubble because of moisture and mold growth. L:et a professional make the suggestion.
How do professionals remove mold?
Mold professionals will use an antimicrobial chemical like Concrobium Mold Control to clean and kill mold. Usually a Mold Stain Remover which is a safe oxidant product will be used to remove mold stains. Some mold stains may be so embedded into the surface that they can not be completely removed. However if the area has been treated with Concrobium Mold Control, it is safe to repaint after a remediation treatment.
Can mold be completely removed from a house?
However, the reality of mold is this: Even though some mold can be removed from the home by cleaning thoroughly and taking out rotten materials, it can never be removed completely, which is why getting rid of it is often referred to as “mold remediation.” The important thing is to handle a mold issue promptly to help. And even more important is to correct the moisture issue that is facilitating the mold growth. Dehumidifiers and fixing water leaks and other water infiltration problems are important.
Is it safe to live in a house after mold remediation?
A major benefit of using Concrobium Mold Control is that there is no lingering chemical. We always suggest that you leave the house or room being treated during the actual treatment. But Concrobium Mold Control is safe for adulds, children, pets and plants. T
Can dehumidifiers get rid of mold?
Dehumidification is the most effective process against molds development since it involves drawing out moisture from the air, and molds primarily require humidity to thrive. But is won’t get rid of existing mold.
Can mold grow back after remediation?
Even after professional mold remediation, mold can still come back given the right conditions. Manage the relative humidity with a dehumidifier and repair water leaks. In many cases have very good air circulation will help. Once mold removal has taken place, you may feel relieved, but it’s important to learn from the mold outbreak. You should take the necessary measures to prevent the mold from returning.
How do tell that gyproc or wallpaper is okay to leave?
Be aware of signs that drywalls (gyproc) is or has been moist by looking for: water stains, dark rings, discoloration, deterioration like peeling, bubbling or cracking of the paint or wallpaper. Since mold cannot be completely removed from drywall, the drywall must be removed and replaced. This must be done with care because cutting into moldy drywall causes mold spores to become airborne and spread.
If you suspect you have mold in your residence because you see mold in certain places or someone in your family is suffering from a cough, headaches, respiratory problems… call us for a professional assessment.
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