However, if a hidden leak has caused mould to grow there are a number of steps that need to take place in order to eradicate the problem. 911 Restoration provides 100 percent remediation services in Abbotsford.
Stop Water Leaks: The first step is actually stopping the leak itself so no more water enters the area. This means plugging the hole in the roof or fixing the pipes so that additional moisture does not enter the area affected.
Cleaning: This means removing the mould from where it is growing using the proper cleaning products. In some cases, dry fog can be used to literally kill the mould without coming into physical contact. The chemicals used are FDA approved and pose no harm to animals or humans. Once the mould is destroyed, the area affected is then dried to eliminate any excess moisture that may foster the growth of new mould.
Restoration: All materials that had been contaminated with the mould can now be cleaned and restored. In many cases this means replacing the fabrics and materials that were greatly affected. However, non-porous materials such as concrete for example need only be cleaned and inspected to insure mould does not grow back.
If mould is caught early, it can be destroyed and removed with little damage. However, if left unchecked mould can be quite difficult to remove once it penetrates into the interior walls. Be sure to inspect for mould on a regular basis and take immediate steps once it is discovered.