Mold spores are everywhere, and it is impossible to remove all spores. What mold spores need to grow is moisture. To inhibit future mold growth, dry affected, preferably within 24 hours from the completion of cleaning and sanitizing.
• The key to drying out sub floors is having warm, dry air flow across wet surfaces. This directed airflow should be exhausted outside or there can be dehumidification equipment used to take up moisture. It is important not to spread mold spores. Properly directing airflow may require putting up plastic in order to contain the moldy areas and prevent the spread of mold spores to unaffected areas.
• Drying a wet building correctly is an art as well as a science. Certified experts will know how to use moisture detection and monitoring equipment that identifies hidden moisture in building materials, ventilation systems, flooring and walls. Certified mold remediation experts use equipment necessary to dry buildings, while preventing the spread of contaminants.
• the availability of power equipment to complete drying can be a challenge. A mold remediation specialist will have equipment available.
Once cleaned and dried, the moldy area such as a moldy sub floor should be treated to kill any mold spores and then sealed for prevention of future mold growth.
FEMA recommends spray foam to seal sub floors. Closed cell spray foam not only seals but insulates your sub floors. It will keep your sub floors from absorbing and moisture or absorbing water from floods. The sealing also benefits from drafts and air leakage from your floors saving money on heating and cooling costs.
Sunlight Contractors are certified mold remediation experts as well as certified spray foam insulation installers. Who better to call than a company who can handle your mold remediation and seal your sub floor with closed cell spray foam insulation.
Call Sunlight Contractors for all your mold remediation needs after flooding or if you have a moisture problem in your crawl space or raised home in East Baton Rouge or New Orleans.