Mold Removal Vs. Mold Remediation: What is the Difference?
Many people get confused between mold remediation and mold removal, sometimes
using the terms to refer to the same process. While mold remediation is often called
mold removal for simplicity's sake, a trusted company offering mold remediation in
Edmonton, Alberta will be able to let you know the important difference between the two.
At Advanced Remediation Solutions Inc. we provide both mold remediation and asbestos
removal in the Edmonton, Alberta area, and we always make sure that our clients know
exactly what our services entail.
It is important for all home and business owners to know that mold can never be
entirely and completely "removed," nor does it need to be. Dormant mold spores can be found
everywhere, in both indoor and outdoor environments. It is when these spores
begin to grow and spread that they present a problem. Mold remediation in
Edmonton and throughout Alberta focuses on stopping the growth and spread of
mold, and on getting the levels of mold spores in a building back to natural,
What is Involved in the Mold Remediation Process?
An Edmonton, Alberta mold remediation specialist will typically begin by
performing a visual assessment of the area to determine the type of mold and
the best approach for removing it. They can also take an air sample, which can
detect reproductive mold spores, to help in this regard. An air sample will also
provide a spore count, which can help a remediation specialist get an idea of the
extent of the contamination, as some affected areas may not be visible right away.
The affected area is then contained and sealed off in order to stop the spread of the
mold, and your remediation specialist will use HEPA-filtered air moving equipment
the remove any active reproductive spores from the air. These high-efficiency filters
trap the spores and prevent them from moving into other areas of the building.
Once the area is well contained, the clean-up process can begin.
The strategy used for mold removal depends largely on mold location. If the mold had
spread across non-porous surfaces, then those surfaces can often be effectively cleaned
with a thorough biocide or enzyme application. However, when mold has contaminated
porous materials such as wood, then those materials may have to be aggressively
cleaned or removed. Once contaminated materials have all been either
cleaned or removed, a final visual inspection and air test can be conducted in
order to ensure that mold spores are back to their natural, normal levels.
Mold Remediation and Asbestos Removal in Alberta
If left to grow and spread, mold can cause and contribute to serious health problems.
The Edmonton, Alberta mold remediation specialists at Advanced Remediation Solutions Inc.
are here to help make sure that your home is safe for all residents or that your commercial
building is safe for all customers and employees. We also offer asbestos
removal in Edmonton, as well as removal for other hazardous materials.
For all of your Edmonton, Alberta area mold remediation and asbestos removal needs,
just contact Advanced Remediation Solutions Inc. today.