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Is There a Musty Smell in Your House?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Is there a strange smell in your house? If you are smelling a musty odor somewhere in your home, you could be dealing with a mold problem. Mold is a sneaky enemy that can grow just about anywhere because all it needs is moisture. So if you are continually smelling a musty odor in your home, you might need to call in reinforcements. When it comes to mold remediation, we know what we’re doing. Here’s how we handle mold.  

Contain

The first step in mold remediation is containing the infestation. Professional mold remediation technicians will build temporary barriers to contain the mold. These will be made out of poly and negative pressure. If there is more than one place of infestation, they will create multiple barriers. This seals off the infected areas and allows for your life to continue while the remediation is taking place. It also stops mold spores from spreading to other areas while the experts are working to remove the mold.  

Clean

As soon as the infestation has been contained, the cleaning process can begin. There are a variety of tools that can be used during the mold remediation process. Scrubbers, sanders, and dry ice blasters are some common methods. As each case of mold is unique, professionals need to be trained and prepared for all different types of cleanup methods. They will scrub, sand away, and even blast the mold until it is completely gone. The final step is sanitization. The products used to sanitize the area will also work to prevent future mold infestations.  

Deodorize

The last step is ensuring that the smell you first noticed is gone. There are two methods that can be used to deodorize a space of the mold smell: Hydroxyl Generators and Ozone Machines. Hydroxyl Generators are safe to use when the site is occupied. If your family can’t leave during the mold remediation, this is a good option. The generators emit molecules that combine with the mold odor and create a chemical reaction that dissipates the smell. Ozone Machines are more powerful machines that convert oxygen into ozone. So all of the mold spores in the air will disappear in about 24 hours. Both are highly effective means of deodorizing.  

Call a Professional

Smelling a musty smell is not the end of the world. Though a mold infestation can be stressful, it can be managed. Mold remediation is common and effective. If you have been smelling something musty in your home, call a professional remediation service. DeShano Restoration is always here to help. Give us a call at 1-877-570-7780 or contact us on our website.