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What you need to know about mold removal

Mold is a living organism, simple as it may be. It is a type of fungus but unlike other organisms, it does not rely on photosynthesis for the production of food, it obtains its food from the surrounds. As long as the surroundings are damp, and oxygen is present, then mold will begin to grow. As mold begins its advance, it becomes visible and emits a musty odor. Mold can grow on any number of surfaces including carpets, drywall, insulation, wood and on many foods. They reproduce rapidly and they do so by releasing huge numbers of spores, it is the spores that quickly spread throughout the home or building and it is to stop the spread of the mold via the spores that mold removal in Boston is a necessity.

Not all molds are the same. Although mold of any type is undesirable, some, such as black mold are toxic. Before any removal or remediation services can be done, the type of mold and its concentration must be determined. The level of mold infestation will have considerable bearing on a number of human issues, including allergies, respiratory distress and asthma. To return the indoor air quality to normal, the mold must be localized and eliminated, by doing this the potential of illness will be significantly reduced as will other risks. Mold removal is a complex operation and must be undertaken by qualified individuals who are completely aware of the consequences associated with mold removal in Boston.

The process of mold removal starts little different than any other indoor air quality issues. The first order is to explore the area where the problem was initially identified, gathering samples and arranging for laboratory testing. When the test results are known and the problem is identified and fully understood; a mold remediation plan is developed to remove the contaminated material in a controlled environment. Often the plan includes duct cleaning as the spores travel on air currents through the entire ducting network.

The area where the mold is concentrated is sealed off by erecting barriers; this area is then put under negative pressure to eliminate the escape of any spores disturbed during the removal process. All materials which are beyond salvage are removed to an area outside the building, the remaining surfaces are vacuumed and disinfected using EPA approved products. In some instances it is necessary to encapsulate exposed beams with an anti-microbial coating.

Mold remediation and mold removal in Boston is available from AirCare Environmental Services, a division of SynergyOne Solutions, Inc.

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