The Process of Mold Remediation in Brooklyn, Abatement and Clean-up

When dealing with mold remediation in Brooklyn, it is always best to leave the task to professional mold remediation and removal service providers. However, if mold in your confines is not venomous and growth area is relatively small (about 10 square feet and less), you can perform the remediation process yourself.

The process of removing and controlling mold in your home comprises of the following main steps.

Suiting Up With Protective Equipment

Mold remediation is likely to disturb air quality. Whenever carrying out the process, wear personal protective clothing. Mold remediation requires you to wear:

1. Protective clothing covering the entire body
2. Gloves
3. Goggles
4. Respirator or dust filter mask

Controlling Mold Spores

If dealing with a large area, it is best that you seal-off the affected room to stop spreading the mold spores to the rest of your home. Use duct tape and plastic sheeting to cover openings like vents and doorways.

Negative Pressure While Getting Rid of Mold

It is advisable to use negative pressure whenever you intend to clean mold. Negative pressure is built using an exhaust fan that blows out the window. Negative pressure will ensure that spores stirred up while carrying out the removal ends up outside. Remember, to switch off your AC systems before you start cleaning up mold.

Mold Removal

When removing mold, mold spores are stirred up into the surrounding air. Moistening dry mold will help control movement of the mold. Removal solutions are used to remove the contaminant, and different solutions are best for different surfaces. Some of the solutions include:

1. Ammonia
2. Vinegar
3. Borax
4. Bleach

Preventing Mold Return

Clean surfaces should be cleaned once again using mold killing solutions because of the mold spores on them. The spores can thrive if moisture accumulates so killing them will help stop mold growth.

Vacuuming

After removing the mold and disinfecting surfaces, give them time to dry out thoroughly. Next, ensure every item is dry by vacuuming the infected room using a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter vacuum cleaner.

Mold Disposal

Once you have removed the mold and moldy items, place them in tightly sealed plastic bags. Avoid taking the bags through your home, but take them outside directly via a window or door in the room. Re-seal and repeat the cleaning process through each room in your home, one at a time.

For complete Mold Remediation in Brooklyn Services, get in touch with Maspeth Environmental Corp.

 

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