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Getting Control of Mold Through Containment

April 1, 2020

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When it comes to water damage to your property, restoration is a high priority. After you’ve experienced flooding or water infiltration due to a leaky roof in Los Gatos, California, you quickly need to remove any standing water, dehumidify affected areas, and replace damaged items. For example, a restoration plan would involve water extraction and determining which items can be dried and which ones need to be replaced. You also need to check for the presence of mold and have a professional determine the extent of its spread. A professional investigator will collect air samples and make an assessment as to the level of remediation required. The mold remediation process will involve some level of demolition and reconstruction, but it should also include containment.


What Is Containment?

Containment is a common remediation protocol that describes any process used to physically isolate and control the spread of a substance. Mold is an organism that wants to grow beyond its current location. When restoring a building that has mold damage, minimizing the spread offers these advantages:

Less property damage. Limiting the spread of mold spares other areas from being affected.
Reduced repair costs. The lower the extent of mold remediation, the less cost to repair.
Shorter restoration duration. The cleanup process is shorter when the extent of damage is less.
Eliminating need to relocate. Containing the spread spares other areas of the property from being included in the restoration.

The AIRWALL Difference

Many containment systems involve a wall that is not effective at controlling the spread of airborne particles. The AIRWALL device, when installed in an isolated area, also redirects the air outside using ducts. This effectively prevents mold particles from moving to other areas and causing damage. A restoration process that doesn’t control air flow isn’t a complete process and risks expanding mold damage which results in higher repair costs and a longer restoration period that may require your household to relocate.