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Mold Remediation Vs. Mold Removal

Mold Remediation Vs. Mold Removal

While remediation and mold removal may sound different, in essence, the two services are the same. The main difference between mold removal and remediation is that mold removal is trying to remove all mold spores from a room while remediation focuses on placing the spore count to a normal level. 

United Water Restoration Group, a company that provides remediation services, would like to discuss the subtle differences between mold removal and mold remediation. While these two terms are typically interchangeable, semantically, they are different. 

What is Mold Removal?

The goal of mold removal is to try to remove all microscopic mold spores from a room or affected areas. While mold removal services can help remedy a mold situation, for most homes and businesses, removing all mold spores is next to impossible. Mold spores are microscopic in size and are naturally present in many buildings. 

How do Mold Spores Get In A Building?

They can be tracked in on one’s shoes, come in when a door opens, or find their way inside thanks to an open window and a breeze. Due to the size of mold spores, they can get into a building in many different ways.

What is Mold Remediation?

The goal of remediation is to decrease the level of mold spores in affected areas to a normal level. Our remediation process does not seek to rid a room or building of all spores as it is understood that these spores will nearly always be present in a building due to their size and abundance in nature. 

What is a Normal Mold Count?

A normal mold count for a room is anywhere between 1-1,500. Once above that level, it is possible for the mold spores to be harmful to one’s health. 

What is a High Mold Count?

A room with a mold count of 10,000-25,000 spores is considered high and a good candidate for remediation. 

Is Mold Harmful?

While mold is present in virtually every place we breathe, a high concentration of spores can be dangerous to one’s health. Breathing in a high concentration of mold spores can lead to allergic reactions and respiratory symptoms, such as a cough, throat irritation, wheezing, and congestion.  

Mold Remediation or Mold Removal?

As we’ve stated, the key difference between remediation and mold removal is that mold removal seeks to remove all mold spores while remediation aims to bring affected areas to a normal spore count.

Mold spores are nearly everywhere and having a truly mold-free building can be next to impossible without extensive filtration and cleaning measures. Remediation is typically the choice of most home and business owners as it helps solve their underlying problems in their property. 

If you are seeking mold remediation, United Water Restoration Group technicians can assist by calling us at (800) 430-5838. Our remediation process allows us to bring your home or business back to its pre-loss state of normalcy.

We can assist in removing any noticeable signs of damage and any lingering scents. To learn more about our remediation process, check out our service guide! We provide services in Ormond Beach, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Daytona Beach, Florida, Orlando, Florida, Tampa, Florida, Melbourne, Florida, and many other locations around Florida!