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How Long Does the Mold Removal Process Last?

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

Black mold found under crawlspace Mold removal is a process and one which cannot be rushed

How Long Does The Mold Removal Process Last?

Most commercial property owners are likely concerned with the business interruption related to the mold removal process. While the process generally takes 3-7 days, depending on the severity of the infestation, many owners wonder if there is a way to speed it up. However, this desire comes from both a want to return to business as usual and a lack of understanding for the removal and remediation process. There are at least four steps to remediation, and each one is as important as the last, meaning that there are no shortcuts and no way to rush.

1. Containment

Containment is vital to remediation and getting your business back on track because it reduces the risk of spread. If this step is tossed aside or rushed through, then you run the risk of further mold growth in other areas of your property, consequently increasing the length of time needed to mitigate and restore the area.

2. Controlled Removal

Similar to containment, controlled mold removal focuses on collecting all contaminated materials and sealing them in trash bags to prevent the spread of mold spores throughout your facility. Again, if this step is ignored and people just rip up carpets and drag them through the hallways, you run the risk of mold developing in other areas.

3. Cleaning and Disinfecting

The cleaning and disinfecting phase of the process is vital to eliminate the risk of re-infestation. If appropriate procedures aren’t followed, then you may see a resurgence in mold growth. Also, if black mold affected areas are not adequately cleaned, then health and safety concerns may remain. A mold remediation specialist in the Yava, AZ area takes only the time necessary to mitigate and restore your facility, thereby protecting you and your patrons.

4. Salvage

The last stage of the process, salvaging, is possibly the only phase where you can save time. However, keeping and cleaning items may save you money in the long run, but if you wish to discard everything, you may.

Mold removal is a process and one which cannot be rushed. While you can attempt to rush through some things, you are only risking your business further damage.

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