Mold damage doesn't happen in a day. There are different stages of mold damage, and it's important to find out the extent of mold damage to a home before adopting remediation methods. Experts generally divide mold remediation into five broad levels, with level one having the least pollution and level four having the most significant degree of mold contamination. Level five is used in reference to mold growth in the HVAC system.
Level 1 remediation is used for small, isolated areas of mold up to 10 square feet and level 2 remediation covers 10 to 30 square feet of square feet. To understand the need, you need to know the stages of mold damage in a house. You should closely monitor the musty smell and stains on floors and walls to determine the presence of mold in your home. Level 5 pollution usually includes mold in the air conditioning system, mold in the insulation of the attic, or mold that produces mycotoxins, which seriously affect the brain and body.
When a mold infestation reaches level 5, this indicates serious structural and mechanical problems that are exacerbating or causing mold growth. While the size of the contaminated area generally indicates the level of mold containment needed, the final choice regarding the level of containment should ideally be based on professional judgment. In areas of 10 square feet or less, as long as the remediation is done in accordance with OSHA safety regulations, anyone trained in mold removal can do the job. In other situations, the only viable solution is to hire professional mold removers to do the remediation.
The more mold you see, the more likely it is that it has gone deeper into the material than you think and will therefore be a little more difficult to remove. Mold infestations that measure less than 10 square feet are considered level 1 mold infestations and are generally the quickest and easiest to clean. It may be counterintuitive to humidify the areas you're trying to remedy, but mold spores are dry and will be released if shaken. To eliminate mold at this level, it is necessary to take the same precautions that were used in level 1 remediation.
Level 1 remediation is reserved for smaller areas up to 10 square feet and requires only a damp cloth with detergent solution. This also minimizes the exposure of building occupants and remediation personnel to mold hazards. Unfortunately, to remove black mold from wood, you may need to scrape, remove, and replace wood materials.