If your Huntington Beach, CA building has been water damaged, then it is not unlikely that you will also have some black mold growth. This fungus grows quickly in moist environments, forming colonies in as little as 24 hours. You can expect the following to take place during the remediation process.
1. Building Inspection
Before any work can be done, the mold remediation company will need to inspect the building. This will allow them to determine the extent of the damage and the locations of the mold growth. They will check for mold in both obvious places as well as more hidden areas.
2. Mold Containment
Before the mold can be removed, the area should be contained. This is often done with the use of tarps and negative air pressure. This keeps mold spores from moving throughout the rest of the building during remediation.
3. Mold Removal
Depending on the severity of the black mold growth, removal can be a lengthy process. During this stage, some building materials may need to be taken out as well. Drywall, insulation and carpeting along with other absorbent materials can soak up water, resulting in large amounts of mold growth. Antifungal treatments will be used to help prevent the mold from returning.
4. Cleanup and Restoration
After water damage, the building is likely not the only thing to be affected by mold. Furniture, paper documents and other items can become a source of mold growth as well. Mold cleanup can be done for many of your belongings. Carpets may need to be replaced during restoration, and walls may need to be repainted.
While it may seem time-consuming, each step in the remediation process is necessary to return your building to a safe and pleasant environment. If not removed properly, black mold can return and spread throughout the building. A professional service can perform cleanup and repairs to both the building and affected belongings.