Effective Mold Removal from Drywall
Dealing with mold removal (including black mold) is quite a common occurrence for the typical homeowner. And because mold grows and thrives on porous material, drywall is a very welcome environment. At some point or another, every homeowner will have to deal with mold removal, and very often it will involve drywall – it’s a material that just makes for great nourishment. The fact that some mold can pose a health risk means that mold removal is absolutely essential.
Clearly, there are a great many mold varieties in nature. However, “black mold” happens to be obvious when discovered and looks quite ominous. And while some home centers will claim that black mold removal is possible with pure bleach (or bleach-type product), experts will disagree, and will consider this to be a “Band-Aid” solution for mold removal. Indeed, even when mold is discovered, it’s usually only the surface growth – it has probably spread throughout the drywall.
In short, the most effective way of removing mold from drywall is removal and replacement. This is what a mold removal specialist will advise. Furthermore, when replacement is required, a mold resistant drywall would be the best course of action. This is particularly true for areas where the potential for mold growth is high, like basements and washrooms. After all, why not avoid future mold removal by installing drywall that will resist and prevent mold from growing and thriving?
It’s important with mold removal to completely remove and dispose of the affected drywall, as well as any moist or wet drywall (even where mold is undetected). The professional way is to discard everything in well-sealed bags, ready for safe removal and disposal. Also important is not to spread mold spores – this is what makes mold removal hazardous and risky for inexperienced homeowners. Hence, it’s preferable to consult with a professional mold removal contractor.
Ventilation is also critical. During mold removal it’s absolutely vital to turn the heating and/or air conditioning off in order to ensure that no mold spores are dispersed into the air. And when using vacuum equipment, caution is suggested to prevent spores from blowing around. Certainly, when contracting a mold removal company, they will have the tools, equipment, and expertise to ensure safety for all occupants. In many cases, the expert approach is the preferable approach.
When mold removal work becomes substantial, the equipment must suit the work. This means wearing personal protective clothing; using an appropriate respirator; and even making use of rubber gloves and boots. Needless to say, this is often beyond the capacity of typical homeowners and once again, it’s an opportunity to hire a mold removal specialist. Worst case, anyone dealing with mold and experiencing ill effects or symptoms should stop and seek medical attention.
For professional mold removal, many homeowners rely on Matrix Remediation. The Matrix team will provide consultation without obligation; pricing that is competitive; and guaranteed results. Matrix technicians are trained, experienced, and certified. And mold removal work is complete, comprehensive, and safe. Residential or commercial, Matrix can manage the project from start to finish, ensuring satisfactory results for every client.
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