Although mold spores are everywhere, a restoration company’s work aims to get contaminated areas back to a normal fungal ecology. A typical restoration process will include contents packing out. It involves a restoration company taking saveable belongings like clothing, textiles, hard goods and more off-site for restoration.


Molds are natural organisms that decompose organic materials and recycle them into the environment. Their work is vital, but indoors, it can damage valuable cultural resources and cause deterioration and staining. Mold contamination can also harm people’s health in a home or building. It’s important to identify the source of the mold and correct it. Molds thrive in moisture. Moisture will continue to offer the mold spores an ideal environment even after professional remediation. All porous building materials and furnishings contaminated with mold growth should be removed from the building. Items that cannot be removed (like plaster wall studs) should be bagged in thick, impermeable bags and wiped down before moving from the contamination area. It will minimize the spread of mold spores during removal. The bags can then be disposed of as normal construction waste. Isolation may require the relocation of occupants, depending on the size of the impacted areas and the type of mold present.


Once the contaminated areas are isolated, professionals use negative air machines with HEPA filters to clean the air. It removes moisture, mold spores, dust, and microbial volatile organic compounds. Moldy drywall, insulation and wood trim must be removed and discarded. Non-porous surfaces are typically cleaned using a wire brush or disposable wipes and then scrubbed, rinsed and dried to discourage future mold growth. As listed on product labels, instructions for cleaning surfaces should be followed. Restoration companies in Concord NC, often offer content pack-outs when they remove saveable items such as textiles, hard goods, photos and electronics. They then take these to a restoration lab for restoration. After the area has been remediated, dehumidifiers and fans are set up to dry the remaining materials and walls; then, all materials are reinstalled with fresh drywall and insulation. After the mold removal Concord NC, a clearance test is done to verify the area is safe for homeowners to return.


The moldy material must be disinfected and removed. It can involve scrubbing, spraying and using detergent solutions to clean the affected surfaces. The surfaces are rinsed after disinfecting to remove any spores left behind. Then all surfaces are dried with fans or dehumidifiers. Moisture must be removed from porous materials such as wood or drywall. After the mold is cleaned, the air must be tested to ensure that the levels of microscopic mold spores are back to normal fungal ecology. A laboratory usually does it. It is important to document the whole remediation process. It can help manage liability for your company and show that you are taking the necessary steps to keep customers safe from potential harm caused by mold. Documentation also helps to avoid disputes about warranty coverage should a problem arise. The documentation can also be useful in helping homeowners. For example, if black mold is found after a home warranty has expired, the documentation can support a claim for re-remediation under the new warranty.


It is hard to completely eradicate all mold spores despite cleaning since they are minuscule. Some spores remain in the air and on surfaces. Depending on the amount of contamination and how far it has spread, it may be necessary to discard items that cannot be cleaned completely (e.g., porous materials that allow the infiltration of molds into empty spaces and crevices). The next step involves treating surfaces with a solution to prevent the return of mold growth. This process is called remediation. Remediation professionals spray an EPA-approved biocide on affected surfaces to sterilize the microorganisms. Moisture provides the perfect environment for mold growth, and it will return even after professional remediation if you don’t address the source of the moisture problem. Fix any water leaks and clean up any items damaged by the mold. It is also important to dry all wet items thoroughly. In addition to drying hard surfaces, wiping and scrubbing porous items to remove mildew from their surface is important.