How to Safely and Effectively Remove Mold From Wood
Practically every home will experience a mold infestation at some point. Ideally, the trick is to prevent mold from developing. But once discovered, it’s important to remediate the infestation and remove mold from wood and any associated materials. From a small infestation to a big one, the removal and remediation has to be effective enough to prevent anything developing further.
Some valuable tips for preventing mold on your wood
The key to preventing mold from even starting to develop is to control dampness and humidity. Typically, the worst infestations occur in damp attics, humid basements, or around a home’s foundation. In all of these cases, it’s important to take effective measures that will prevent the potential for a moist environment to advance. Here, there are several things that can be done:
- stopping water leaks from intruding
- ensuring appropriate air ventilation
- keeping crawlspaces and cavities dry
- routing water away from foundations
Cleaning surface mold may do the trick
In many cases, surface mold can be effectively cleaned in a DIY manner (like in the washroom or laundry room). However, to remove mold from wood, or drywall, or foundation bricks, an expert approach is highly recommended. Over-the-counter cleaners, detergents, and bleaches may well suffice for surface mold, but a serious infestation will need much more. What’s most important is to clean and sanitize in a way that prevents future infestation. And finally, mold clean up requires CAUTION – even the cleaning agents can be toxic and dangerous when not being used properly.
A professional approach to mold cleanup
To effectively remove mold from wood and other building materials, a professional approach is required. Simply put, a DIY approach just won’t do, especially when a mold infestation has spread and imbedded itself. A professional can do it all – from the inspection, to the testing, to removal.
Mold experts will remove mold AND mold spores. They have the tools and expertise to remediate a mold infestation effectively and in a safe manner. The most professional technicians are trained and IICRC Certified (an industry established standard for quality cleaning and restoration work).
A thorough inspection with Matrix Remediation
When mold is suspected, a thorough inspection is recommended prior to any removal. Here, a mold expert can assess the scope and origin of an outbreak, and provide an action plan to address the situation. A good inspection will also determine whether the mold poses any health dangers.
Mold testing may be required
With some mold, lab testing may be required – this will identify the mold species and allow for the right type of remediation. An impartial third party should perform the testing protocol so that objective results are ensured, and conflict of interest is avoided. Mold removal is the next step.
Professional mold removal
Keeping health and safety in mind, DIY mold removal should be avoided. Today, mold removal specialists often use eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning agents. Theses are hard-hitting cleaners, yet safe for occupants. The aim is to ensure complete mold removal without a chance of recurrence.
For mold removal in Calgary and Edmonton, count on Matrix Remediation
From the attic to the basement, you can rely on Matrix Remediation to remove mold from wood, drywall, and other affected materials. Our people are highly trained and our work is guaranteed.
We offer fast turnaround time, competitive prices, and a systematic approach from inspection to remediation. Our technicians will effectively remove mold from wood, drywall, and flooring.
For a FREE mold assessment, contact one of our mold specialists directly at 1-888-885-8683 or visit our website at www.matrixremediation.com to find out more about our special services.
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