Industries That Can Benefit: Mold Remediation February 13, 2017 – Posted in: Blog, Industrial – Tags: Mold remediation
Mold is all around us, both indoors and outdoors. Mold thrives in wet, humid, moist areas, and it can find its way into a home through AC and heating systems or even by clinging to clothing or pets. When mold builds up in a home, it can become damaging to the residents’ health, not to mention unpleasant to smell.
Lowering the humidity inside a home is one good way to help prevent mold buildup. Professionals can provide mold restoration and mold cleanup services if the problem spirals out of control.
What Is the Mold Remediation Industry?
The mold remediation industry is a collection of businesses and service professionals who specialize in eradicating mold from homes or commercial buildings. Certified mold remediation professionals are experienced and knowledgeable in identifying the sources of moisture, evaluating mold growth, containing mold growth, removing contamination, preventing future contamination and helping to return properties to pre-contamination condition.
Mold remediation is not a do-it-yourself project for homeowners. Given the intensive nature of successful removal, as well as the sensitive and harmful nature of mold, it’s important that only professionals engage in the mold remediation process.
The Mold Remediation Process
The first step in the mold remediation process is to close off the affected area. Place the space under negative air pressure by placing an air mover to draw air out of the area. This will prevent the mold from spreading any further. Also, check for mold that may have spread to unnoticed spots by metering throughout the home. An air scrubber with a HEPA filter should be used to scrub the contaminated space’s air, and the contaminated area should be completely sealed — including taping shut the air vents.
For the toughest mold contamination jobs, baking soda and walnut shells can be used to blast away the mold, and a HEPA vacuum can be used to scrub away any residue or remaining contaminants.
Finally, remove any mold-infested porous materials if the mold growth is severe. This could include materials like drywall or carpeting.
A professional can help assess a home’s mold-infected areas, as well as search for other infected spaces in the residence. A professional can also help develop the appropriate mitigation protocol for the home’s situation.
Mold Remediation Equipment
The task of mold cleanup and mold restoration requires special mold remediation equipment. The tools needed for mold remediation include air scrubbers for mold, commercial air movers, industrial dehumidifiers and more. Access to a portable air scrubber, such as an B-air® RA-650 HEPA air scrubber, can help as well.
This is another reason why mold remediation is not a do-it-yourself project. No homeowner would need to keep on-hand the equipment needed for mold remediation, and these specialized tools aren’t always available through common equipment rental sources. Mold remediation professionals, though, will have the tools needed for mold remediation and the successful eradication of mold at homes or commercial structures.
Mold remediation professionals will also know the proper safety procedures and have the right safety equipment and tools.
Get Equipment From Aer Industries
If you’re a mold remediation professional in search of the right mold remediation equipment, look no further than Aer Industries. We offer a wide range of HEPA air scrubbers, commercial dehumidifiers, and air movers.
At Aer Industries, we are master distributors of B-Air®, BlueDri™, and Soleaire® products, which are some of the most trusted names in mold remediation and water damage restoration. We offer products from top manufacturers because that’s the best way to ensure you get the quality, durability and performance you need for tough commercial jobs.
Our selection is always evolving to include the latest innovations in the industry. Any time you view our product line of mold remediation equipment, you can be assured that you’re looking at the very best tools and the latest developments. Don’t settle for anything less than the most effective mold remediation equipment and tools. Choose Aer Industries and get the quality, durability and performance you and your clients deserve.
Search through our selection of mold remediation equipment today, or contact us if you have questions.