Types Of Equipment Used For Professional Mold Remediation

16 September 2021
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When mold remediation professionals show up at your door for a remediation session, they're well-equipped for the mold they'll find in your basement or bathroom. From industrial-sized fans to personal protective equipment, here are some of the things they may use to clean up your mold.

1. Construction equipment

In a mold-infested house, professional remediators have to assess the situation and decide which materials can be cleaned and which ones need to be replaced. Typically, construction materials that have water damage and mold damage (such as damaged floors, drywall, carpeting, ceiling tiles, and windowsills) are likely to need replacement.

Your professional mold damage remediation contractors will need to use construction equipment to remove these types of materials and replace them with new ones once cleanup is complete.

2. Air handling equipment

While mold lives on materials such as walls and furniture, it spreads by putting spores into the air. Cleaning these spores out of the air, and removing other contaminants (such as humidity, which encourages mold growth, and construction dust, which may occur if the cleanup process involves removing affected materials) are very important for the mold cleanup process.

Some types of equipment that mold cleanup professionals use include:

  • Dehumidifiers (to remove excess air humidity)
  • HEPA air scrubbers (to remove contaminants such as mold spores)
  • Air movers (to help dry the area out after removing mold)

The air handling equipment professionals use has industrial-level capacity so that it can process large quantities of air at once. This can be very important in a situation where all the air needs to be filtered or dehumidified to prevent the spread of mold throughout your house.

3. Protective equipment

As you can imagine, working as a mold remediation professional can cause you to come in contact with mold for hours every day. Since breathing that much mold could make workers very sick, the EPA recommends breathing protection when workers are cleaning up mold, in addition to typical personal protective equipment such as goggles and gloves.

An N-95 respirator is the minimum level of breathing protection recommended for small mold cleanup jobs. Larger cleanup jobs with higher concentrations of mold in the air may necessitate a powered air-purifying respirator that cycles all the worker's breathing air through a filter.

These are some of the types of equipment your mold remediation professionals may use when you call them out for a mold cleanup. For more information, get in touch with a mold remediation professional today.