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My husband and I have really busy lives and often don't have time to clean the house. Unfortunately, both our kids have quite bad allergies to dust and mould, which means we need to keep the house spotless, which can be quite hard. We have started having a professional cleaning service come in a few times a week to give the house a good scrub while we are at work. It means that we can come home to a clean house. It means everyone is healthier, happier and less stressed out. This blog is for other parents of kids with allergies and has tips on how you can keep your house allergen free.

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What Is Mould Remediation?

by Clarence Shelton

Mould remediation is a comprehensive process that not only removes mould from your home or business but also takes proactive steps to reduce the risk of it coming back. Hiring a mould remediation service could make a huge difference to the amount of mould that you have to live with. Here are the steps involved in the process.

Inspection

The first thing that any mould remediation contractor does is to carry out a mould inspection. This process involves searching your home or commercial premises for mould. Contractors look for visible signs of mould, such as black spots on walls or ceilings, as well as taking air samples to look for spores. They can then analyse these samples to find out what kind of mould is present, which informs the plan for treating it.

Containment

Once your mould remediation contractor has found the main source of the mould, they must contain it by putting up plastic sheets around this area and switching off heating and cooling systems that could spread the spores into other parts of your home. Although it can be disruptive to your everyday routines, containment is an important part of the process because it prevents mould from spreading during the treatment process.

Filtration

Mould remediation contractors place high-efficiency air filters into your home HVAC system to get rid of any spores that are lurking there. This step helps to prevent the mould from spreading around the home. They may also bring in vacuums with special filters to clean the mould from surfaces.

Mould Removal

Once contractors have identified and contained the mould, clean-up can begin. Contractors use anti-fungal cleaning solutions to kill mould and then wipe it away from all surfaces. Sometimes, mould has travelled into porous surfaces, such as walls and wooden floors, in which case it is necessary to apply an intensive treatment that can travel deeply into the surface and kill the mould. Occasionally, it is necessary to remove and replace some surfaces or finishes if they are too badly affected by mould.

Prevention

As the final stage of mould remediation, contractors work with you to develop a plan to prevent mould from returning. This might involve giving you advice on maintaining good ventilation in your home, such as opening windows, changing the way you use your HVAC system, or using a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air and therefore create a less mould-promoting environment.

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