Containment is a necessary part of the mold remediation process, but the problem is that control techniques are outdated and not really effective at stopping the spread of the fungus. The problem is that the suppression techniques many mold specialists use were designed for asbestos abatement. Asbestos only spreads when disturbed. Mold, on the other hand, is another beast entirely that can spread via microscopic pores that float from room to room on even the slightest of breezes.
Reasons To Care About Proper Control
Spores can be found in rooms away from visible growth and continue to pose a risk to the structure. If you’re a home or building owner, you should care about proper control for three reasons:
With proper containment, you can control all three and keep your building, your wallet and your health happy. AIRWALL, a reusable containment system for water damage and mold, is one of the most effective and environmentally-friendly ways to deal with both.
Consequences of Improper Control
Improper mold remediation can have a few different adverse consequences. The most obvious risk is the spread of mold spores to previously clean and unaffected areas. As soon as the mold specialist begins remediation efforts, spores can quickly become airborne. Without proper control measures in place, cross contamination can occur.
Cross contamination may seem like no big deal to you now, but if spores come into contact with moisture, they could flourish into additional growth. This could mean the need for additional remediation efforts and, therefore, increased costs.
Finally, mold can cause significant damage to structures. Mold can destroy drywall, eat away at a building’s structure, cause irreparable damage to personal belongings and degrade air quality. Each of these issues result in additional costs that extend beyond mold remediation expenses.