Professional Mold Remediation for the Greater Atlanta Area
Frequently Asked Questions
The difference between mold removal and mold remediation is that mold removal is physically removing all mold spores while mold remediation focuses on returning mold levels to normal, natural levels. Mold remediation of a mold-infested property will return mold levels to an acceptable, natural level.
Mold remediation usually includes disposal of moldy porous building materials (drywall, insulation, etc.) and cleaning and disinfecting carpet and personal items if they can be saved. Have a post-remediation inspection done to ensure that the remediation was performed properly.
It is possible for mold to return after remediation, but only if you fail to find the source of moisture creating the mold problem. It is imperative that the source of water is fixed, whether that is a leaky window or a cracked pipe
A musty smell is a good indicator that mold is growing in your home. The smell of mold feels earthy, like rotting leaves or decaying wood in a dense, damp forest.
Five Most Common Signs
- Odor – you smell something but just can’t see anything.
- You don’t feel good when your home and you feel better when your away.
- Constantly itchy nose, red eyes and sneezing.
- Staining on interior wall and base molding.
- Wall appears to be wet and damp.
The time it takes for the mold removal process depends on many factors such as how much mold is present, where the mold is growing (behind walls, etc.), and the materials it grows on. Most mold removal (remediation) takes anywhere from 1 day to 5 days.
It is impossible to clean all the mold off porous surfaces. This can be a do-it-yourself job if the mold is only in a small area. If the mold contamination exceeds 10 square feet, the EPA recommends calling in an IICRC Certified contractor like Zen Dry Restoration, experienced in mold remediation.
If the water and/or mold damage was caused by sewage or other contaminated water, then call in a professional who has experience cleaning and fixing buildings damaged by contaminated water. If you have health concerns, consult a health professional before starting cleanup.
If you need immediate help, please call us!
After receiving your emergency call, we will contact you quickly and get our crews out to you ASAP. If not an emergency, we will gladly work with you to set up a convenient appointment.