Mold is a perfectly natural microorganism that plays a important duty in the environment. Nevertheless, we do not desire it in our homes! Mold and mildew spores can be hazardous to human health and consequently it needs to be kept out of the home and office.

If indoor mold becomes a problem, you'll need the services of a mold remediation business like Koplum to fix the situation.

By finding as well as getting rid of or encapsulating the large amounts of mold that are present in the home, mold and mildew remediation helps in keeping occupants and property owners and their animals secure. Mold and mildew clean-up is also increasingly being included in property sales and acquisitions, such is the seriousness of the issue.

The Basics of Mold in the Home

Some areas are much more vulnerable to problems with mold than others. Particularly humid environments or areas exposed to flood risk, where water damage may occur are at greatest risk. Properties with plumbing leakages and water leaks are likewise at increased risk of mold and mildew invasion. The increased use of a/c units can additionally create conducive conditions} that promote mold development.

Mold and mildew is unquestionably existing in residences where there is moisture and is normally accompanied by a stuffy odor. Mold and mildew that grows in the grout in between ceramic tiles in restrooms, shower rooms and kitchens is one of the most well-known variety. Each time you spray that mold with a bleach-based cleanser and also wipe it off, you're engaging in a basic type of do it yourself mold removal. Various other areas experience more harmful mold, either from a safety or aesthetic viewpoint.

Mold and mildew can frequently be hidden behind drywalls, in crawl spaces, attic rooms, roof spaces, under carpets and also in various other areas where visual assessment isn't possible. It can be extremely hard for the property owner to recognize they have a mold and mildew problem.

Locations of the House Where Mold Develops

Any kind of location with water has the potential to generate mold and mildew. Mold and mildew can condense and also proliferate in a home with way too much humidity. Ironically, while more recent residences are more tightly insulated, they often sustain greater mold and mildew growth than older houses. Mold and mildew can thrive on fiberglass insulation, which makes it challenging to get rid of.

Common Areas For Mold Growth Include:


Interiors of wall surfaces


Close to chimneys

Heating systems

Air ducts

Kitchen areas

Below sinks

Location of foundation air vents

A/c systems

Porous products

The Mold Remediation Process

Prep work

A complete site assessment will have been carried out and all effected locations noted.

The work area is sealed off and plastic sheeting is used to avoid mold and mildew spores being distributed throughout the structure.

Air flow and Containment

Setting up containment and also air flow is absolutely the very first and also most important phase in remediating the growth of mold and mildew. To stop mold and mildew spores that are disturbed and become airborne from infecting an uninfected location, it is essential to make use of proper air flow as well as air filtration devices (AFDs), such as air scrubbers.

Decontaminating and Cleaning

The following step is cleaning up and also sanitation, and this is when the real remediation and disposal of polluted materials take place. Our professionals then administer solutions including biocide, fungicide, and moldicide after cleaning and disinfecting.

Identify and address the source of the mold

Our experts manage any type of problems concerning dampness or humidity in the following stage. For instance, a loose restroom fan duct that goes into the attic could be dealt with. They may take care of the repair if it is a simple one. For much more complicated repair work, a subcontractor might be needed to rectify the issue.

Encapsulating the mold

Paint or any kind of equivalent product can be made use of to cover mold that has actually not been eliminated. Encapsulation is a acceptable technique for removing mold and mildew from a home, nonetheless it is only an accepted method once the majority of the mold has been removed and the affected area has dried completely. Before painting or caulking, the source or origin of the mold should be dealt with. We do not enclose damp active mold and mildew sources.

Health impacts of mold and mildew - All mold is not toxic mold

Not all mold and mildews are hazardous molds however they are known to cause asthmatic reactions in some individuals as well as can all cause damage to your property. Mold and mildew levels should never ever be permitted to escalate in the home.

* Individuals with asthma are at enhanced risk from mold spores.

When to Call an Expert

Although a number of sorts of mold are not harmful, specific mold and mildew can be harmful and are known to worsen existing health conditions. You require a certified specialist with mold managemen knowledge to ascertain the type of mold you have as well as the level of risk it exposes you to. At Koplum we have the industry knowledge and expertise to help you comprehend the danger you and your household are at and fix the trouble.

Call Koplum on (971) 342-6583 today and speak with one of our mold and mildew removal experts.