When you find mold in your house, your first priority is going to be getting rid of it and you probably want to do it right the first time. The last thing you want is for it to keep returning and to have to continue to pay for it. You may have heard of both mold remediation and mold removal and you are probably asking yourself what is the difference and which one should I choose. We are here to give you that answer.
First, we should talk about the process of mold remediation. Mold remediation is a slow but effective process in which you take samples and deduce what type and concentration of spore you are dealing with. After this, you will seal off areas with mold and clean up what you can. If the mold is inside the wall or between the paint and the wall, the affected areas may need to be removed and replaced but this is usually only in the late stages of mold.
To remove the active spores, you can insert special filters into your HVAC system which will clear the spores out over time and stop them from attaching to your walls again. It is crucial to pinpoint exactly what caused the mold in the first place and deal with that or you will have a recurring mold problem that you will need to deal with time and time again which can become an expensive job.
The real answer is that there is no way to actually remove mold from your home entirely. Instead the goal is to bring the mold down to levels that don’t harm people, even if they have mold allergies. Therefore, you shouldn’t believe companies that claim to remove mold because all that they are able to do is remediate it to an unobtrusive point.