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How Can you Treat Hidden Mold in your Home

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Under Bottom Cabinet What in the Mold is going on here ?

Customer called after what she thought was a minor leak in her home after the infamous Texas freeze. She started to see small patches of mold inside of the cabinets. Upon arrival our team set up containment barriers using plastic ensuring it was completely sealed. Now that we sealed off the work area it was then put under negative pressure to guarantee all airborne particles were being collected by the air filtration device. We began to detach the cabinets where we found a significant amount of mold. Once the mold was revealed we then applied an antimicrobial organic agent. Antimicrobial agent is used to break down and eliminate microorganism that are harmful to our bodies.  Microorganism cleaning is important, and it is also important to remember that you do not want the spores to become airborne. In order to do that you will need to use a HEPA filtered vacuum and thoroughly vacuum all surfaces. This is a great preventative for airborne spores. After we applied the antimicrobial and vacuumed, we then removed the customers drywall from the structure and bagged for disposal. Demo is now complete, and cleaning of the stud work will begin. The studs will have the antimicrobial organic agent applied to them as well as wiped down to ensure that all spores and microorganisms were collected and removed from the surface. Finally, after all visible spores and growth are removed and cleaned then we vacuum and fog the entire workspace and containment.

If you have, or think you might have, a mold problem in your home, you need to check for hidden mold. While some mold may be easy to spot, it can be hard to find mold in places like heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ducts or inside walls. Listed below are a few places you may have hidden mold:

  • Inside walls
  • Above ceiling tiles
  • Under carpet
  • Under floorboards
  • Inside heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ducts
  • In the attic
  • In crawlspaces
  • Under wallpaper
  • In chimneys
  • Washing machine

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