One question the experts at Eradicator Mold Remediation are guaranteed to get from our customers when discussing our services is “how long does mold remediation take”? Often the answer is “it depends.” Each client’s scenario is different and may require different approaches to return their property to a normal level of fungal activity. Factors that may determine the length of time taken to complete mold remediation may include the number of employees at job site, location of mold affected area within the property, square footage of mold affected area as well as any unexpected repairs not initially discovered. Read along as we discuss how each scenario plays a role.
The amount of Mold employees and uncontrollable factors
The amount of mold employees at each site plays a role in determining the days of completion. On average we tend to have 2-3 mold employees along with a mold inspector that oversees the process. The more mold personnel who are working at the location, the quicker the mold remediation process will be for the client. Unfortunately, there are scenarios where the mold remediation process is ongoing after the initial work has been done. Examples of this include protocols provided that may require equipment to be left behind. This may include the use of air movers and commercial dehumidifiers needed to remove excess moisture or humidity, air scrubbers needed to clean the atmosphere and help remove any airborne mold spores, and/or mold testing to confirm a normal level of fungal activity.
The location of the Mold affected area
The location of the mold affected area within the property also plays a role in the number of days it takes to complete the process. Specific areas within the property may reduce the amount of time needed to remediate because it is larger and has ease of access including multiple entrances and exits. This may be essential when it comes to removal of mold affected items as well as placing the necessary mold equipment and mold personnel within the areas of concern. This can be witnessed in areas of contrast such as a basement that may have a larger area to work in as opposed to a smaller and confined area that reduces the ease and speed of completion such as a crawlspace or attic.
The size of the Mold affected area and unexpected repairs
Square footage also plays a role in the number of days to complete mold remediation as it determines the size of the mold affected area. The more work needed to be completed, the longer the mold remediation process will continue. In addition to the square footage of the area of concern, there is potential for unexpected repairs depending on other concerns that are discovered during the process. These examples may include mold affected insulation, mold affected wooden beams, and any other mold affected cellulose items that were not initially visible that are unrestorable and will have to be removed. Mold personnel remove affected areas such as drywall, paneling, molding and many times other affected areas are uncovered that were not visible before. These concerns must be addressed to ensure the mold affected area is properly remediated, but it also extends the length of completion of the job.
On average most mold remediation jobs can take 2-3 days for completion within a property. Most importantly we advise all our clients that it is absolutely necessary for us to have an Eradicator Mold remediation inspector initially review your property to determine how long mold remediation will take. The mold inspector will assist in determining how many employees are needed, the size of the area that needs to be addressed and whether there will be additional equipment necessary to be left at the property after physical work has been completed. If you suspect there is a mold problem on your property, don’t hesitate to reach out to Eradicator Mold Remediation services. We will assist you with the mold inspection of your property and provide the proper protocols for mold remediation to make your property a safe place for everyone.