Finding mold in your home or business can be a terrifying thing, especially if it is in a large amount. While some mold can be dealt with yourself, anything more than a small spot or section should be left to professional help. When the professionals do arrive, they can offer different levels of treatment depending on what the building needs. The two main levels of mold removal are separated by the names “Mold Removal” and “Mold Remediation”, with the latter being more intense. Here is a short guide on whether you should consider mold removal or mold remediation.
Mold Removal: If your building is newer, has not had a history of major mold issues, and is not entirely infested in mold, then mold removal will be the correct pick. Mold removal involves the removal, restoration, and disposal of the mold. This will remove the mold and prevent the mold from being a safety hazard in the future.
Mold Remediation: Older buildings with a history of mold may need more remediation than removal. While remediation involves removal, it also includes a much deeper dive into the cause of the mold. Removal is great for less common incidents of mold, but if mold is everywhere and appears often, then it is time to get some in-depth remediation for the mold. Remediation looks for the causes of mold and removes those to prevent future mold issues.
Both forms of mold removal are great but using the wrong one can be problematic. Paying for remediation when it is not necessary is a waste, and not paying for remediation when it is necessary can be a health hazard as well as a future expense when the mold returns. Make sure to consult a mold removal professional in all mold related issues for the safety of both the building, and more importantly everyone in the building.