Have you tried a complete kitchen remodeling and repairs project just to find tons of mold in the process? In most cases, mold can be dealt with quickly. That’s why water damage and mold growth should not be taken lightly.
Almost every kitchen gets mold at some point. The trick to Naples mold remediation is to get rid of it before spreading too far and affecting you, and your family’s health. As soon as you detect or notice water damage in your kitchen, an inspection is needed. Water trapped behind cabinets, baseboards, flooring, and building structures that you can’t see can cause irreversible damage to building structures.
Signs of Mold in Your Kitchen
- Is there a presence of musty or sour smell in your kitchen?
Black mold generates in tiny dark rooms that are warm and humid. Mold spores often fill the air by giving off an unpleasant staleness.
- Is there an earthy smell?
If your kitchen has an earthy smell, it is more likely coming from rotting wood and probably kitchen mold.
- Are there ants in your cupboards?
Tiny ants in your cupboards or counters could be a warning sign you have hidden mold beneath your tiles or floorboards. The presence of moist environments supports mold and other organisms like ants.
- Is there a muddy appearance?
Muddy looking tiles are more likely to have black mold found on the walls, on the sink, or your counters.
- Do you have loose tiles/wood lining?
Poor tiling and caulking jobs are highly susceptible to leaks, which can cause rotting under the tile surface. Moisture right after using the sink or spillage can cause the substrate to expand making openings around your walls or under the sink.
Mold Remediation Process
A company that has been in the business for 10+ years will be prepared for any situation and will know how to best handle your mold remediation process. We know because we have that kind of experience!
Protective Equipment for Mold Remediation
The mold remediation process is one of the times when mold spores are most likely to be disturbed into the air. This is why we always wear protective clothing and equipment while performing mold remediation.
Protective equipment for mold remediation includes:
- Dust filter mask or respirator
- Protective clothing that covers your whole body and can be easily cleaned or disposed of
- Contain Mold Spores During Remediation
When we remove a large amount of mold, we will seal off the kitchen to prevent any mold spores from spreading to the rest of the kitchen.
We need to minimize dust as mold spores often stick to dust and are then transported around your home by the dust particles.
Removing the Mold
During the mold removal is the time when mold spores are most likely to be stirred up into the air. To reduce this, we begin by moistening any dry mold growth as dry mold will allow many more spores to escape into the air when disturbed.
After this use a solution to remove the mold from the surface. Different solutions will work better for different surfaces.
Prevent Mold Returning After Remediation
Next, we use a mold killing solution to clean surfaces that had mold growth and even surfaces that were free of mold, because all of the surfaces in the room will have some amount of mold spores on them. These mold spores can grow into mold later if moisture accumulates in the room again so killing them will help prevent the mold from coming back.
Disposing of the Mold
After the cleanup process, we remove mold and moldy items, as well as the contents of the HEPA vacuum cleaner, from your home in completely sealed plastic bags. Our certified technicians will ensure that the mold remediation process will be flawless and complete.