What Are The Preventative Steps For Mold Remediation In Los Angeles Homes
Priming and Repainting Interior Surfaces Completes Mold Remediation in Your Los Angeles Condo
While prevention of microbial infestation does not always include remediation work, remediation of ruined materials in your Los Angeles condo should include effective preventative steps. When SERVPRO works on your dwelling, we go on a fact-finding mission to discover the cause of the problem. This information helps us eliminate the environmental aspects that lead to the situation, so similar problems do not happen again.
When your condo in Los Angeles needs mold remediation, we always look at the amount of humidity in your dwelling. Dehumidifiers work well for long-term use, but we often rely on more powerful desiccant machines. These work quickly at pulling water vapor out of the air and preventing condensation from forming. Keeping porous materials from absorbing any more moisture, and actually pulling any moisture they do retain, makes things drier faster.
Once we bring this back into a normal range, we can work on removing damaged materials, cleaning up debris, and getting things restored. Many times, slight abrading of painted surfaces works to remove mold. However, this mars the painted surface, so we need to repaint. Before we do this, we mix a small amount of antifungal inhibitor into the primer. Once applied and dry, we can then repaint the walls and ceilings in affected rooms.
When environments seem humid all of the time, we often add the same mold inhibitor to the paint. Painting this way can keep mold from reappearing and keep your walls looking clean for a long time. Wooden surfaces, like baseboards and stair railings, can attract mold because of their porous texture and composition. Microbes need cellulose, and wood fulfills the requirements. Wiping down with a gentle cleanser and then spraying or brushing on antimicrobial liquids keeps any microbes or their spores from finding these surfaces as inviting.
SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo is always here, 24/7, every day of the year, to help restore your house, apartment, or condo with effective mold remediation techniques that get rid of mold and mildew and help keep it from making a comeback. Call us at (310) 333-0654 to get professionals who care about your Loyola Village or Lennox area residence.
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