What are the Different Techniques Which are Used for Mold Removal?

What are the Different Techniques Which are Used for Mold Removal?

Moisture build up in your home can result in mold growth. If you notice mold growing in your home then it will become necessary to take immediate mold removal steps since mold deteriorates things that it grows upon and also results in several health problems.

Let us look at various techniques that experts use for mold removal from your home and different types of containment they perform.

Techniques Used for Mold Removal

Damp Wipe

This method involves the use of detergent and water for wiping or scrubbing of surfaces (non-porous). After the mold removal process is complete, these surfaces are thoroughly dried to prevent chances of further mold growth.

Dry Brushing

Experts use techniques such as wire brushing and sanding for removal of mold growth from wooden surfaces (like frames).


Total eradication of mold from your home is performed in case there is an immune system that has been compromised  in your home. This type of eradication is carried out by using biocides like chlorine bleach.

Level and Types of Containment

During mold removal, containment is performed to ensure that mold spores do not spread to nearby unaffected locations.

Level of Containment

Usually, experts examine the affected area’s size to decide which type of containment your home would require.

But, if significant mold growth is present in a small area,  a lot more spores could still be released even when comparing to a larger location where insignificant mold growth is seen.

Thus, technicians utilize their professional judgment for determining the type of containment they will have to set up.

Type of Containment

Let us look at different types of containment performed by experts.

  • Limited Containment: a containment zone that is created in case the mold affected location is spread across 10 to 100 square feet area.
  • Full Containment: Full containment is performed if the affected area is over 100 square feet.