The Homeowner's Guide To Mold Removal And The Repairs That Are Going To Be Needed After The Mold Is Gone


The mold in your home could require professional removal if it is hazardous and spreading rapidly. What you may not realize is that mold removal is just the beginning of the repairs that are going to need to be done when there is a problem. After the mold is gone, there are still repairs and rebuilding that is going to be needed to get your home back together. The following mold removal guide will help you with the repairs that still need to be done after the mold is gone:

Begin By Treating The Areas That Were Affected By Mold

There are different areas that can be affected by mold, and sometimes even a little moisture can cause the fungus to return. Therefore, you are going to want to make sure to treat the areas beneath finishes like wood framing and subflooring for mold growth with antifungal treatment. These treatments will help prevent the mold from returning after all the repairs have been done to your home.

Repairs Problems That Caused The Mold Growth

There are many different problems with your home that could have caused the mold growth in your home. Sometimes, these can be issues with leaks on the exterior of your home, or they may be due to problems with mechanical systems like plumbing and HVAC systems. These problems will need to be repaired before you complete the other repairs and install the new finishes in your home after the mold has been removed.

Choose The Right Finish Materials To Reduce Mold Growth 

Choosing the right finish materials for different areas of your home can help to prevent problems with mold growth returning. In areas that are most vulnerable to moisture and mold problems, consider water-resistant materials that include:

  • Vinyl finishes
  • Tile flooring
  • Waterproof synthetic building products
  • Custom finished concrete surfaces
  • Brick and masonry

These are some of the options for finishes with materials that are more resistant to problems with moisture and mold growth.

Install Drywall, Floors, And Woodwork

Lastly, the more conventional building materials that are used in home construction will need to be reinstalled in your home. These materials can still be used in areas that are not prone to water problems but were affected by the mold growth and removal process. The finishes that need to be installed to complete the repairs include the drywall, floorings like carpets, and woodwork like trim and cabinetry.

These are the repairs that your home is still going to need after mold problems are gone. If you have a mold problem in your home, contact a mold removal service to remove the fungus so you can complete the repairs and rebuild your home.


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Learn How To Restore Damage to Your Home

My entire life, I had always been terrified of tornadoes. While my husband would sometimes go outside and look at the strange hue of the sky, I'd find myself and my daughter huddled in the downstairs basement with our dog. Fortunately, my husband had enough sense to come downstairs with us during the tornado that took most of our house. My family almost lost everything. This was more than just a home. We had built it ourselves and poured our hearts and souls into it. I was determined to have our home restored to an exact replica of the original that we lost. I learned everything I could about damage contractors while trying to restore my home and I've developed a love for this topic that has inspired me to maintain a blog about it.