At A+ Restoration and Cleaning, people often call our office and ask, “What is the difference between mold remediation and mold abatement?” So, in this article, we had our mold experts weigh in on the difference, if there is any. 

In the English language, many words mean essentially the same thing. That is the case with the terms mold remediation and mold abatement. 

The definition of abatement is the reducing, ending, or lessening of something — in this case mold. Remediation means removing a problem or reversing or stopping it. The truth is, most mold removal companies use these terms interchangeably, but at A+Restoration and Cleaning, we like the term mold remediation. 

That is because our team of local technicians not only eliminates the mold, we stop it from returning. Our mold remediation service comes with a detailed plan so mold won’t become a recurrent issue on your property. 

At A+ Restoration and Cleaning, we understand that you can’t eliminate mold on your own. It’s a stressful issue that requires a professional team. Don’t get anxious or angry when you see mold. Instead, call our office for help. Keep reading to learn more about our mold remediation process. 

What is your mold abatement process?

Now that we’ve cleared up the semantics regarding mold remediation vs. mold abatement, let’s take a look at the mold remediation process we use at A+ Restoration and Cleaning. 

Our local technicians utilized the latest in dry fog technology to eliminate mold at its source. Here are some reasons why we choose dry fog:

Zero Demolition

Home and business owners often get anxious when they see mold on their property because they think that the mold remediation process will involve the demolition of walls, floors, and ceilings to reach the source. With dry fog technology, we can eliminate mold at its source with zero demolition.

Tiny Mold-Killing Particles

Dry fog particles are the size of a micron. They are so tiny that they continue to bounce around the room for minutes, making contact with every mold spore before finally dissipating. 

No Sticky or Wet Mess

With our dry fog technology, there are no sticky or wet messes. Instead, the objects in your room stay dry. That means you don’t have to remove anything before we begin the dry fog process. Alternatively, wet fog and ozone leave wet messes throughout your home. That is one of the reasons we choose not to use those mold removal options.

Safe for Your Family and Pets

First and foremost, dry fog is safe. Your family and pets are important to us, so that is why we choose dry fog. Wet fog and ozone can pose health risks, so that is another reason why A+ Restoration and Cleaning doesn’t use those mold remediation methods. 

The dry fog process begins with our local technicians coming to your home for mold testing and inspection. If mold is found, we will begin dry fogging. 

There are two steps. First, we use an EPA-approved vapor that fills the entire room to eliminate all of the existing mold spores. 

Next, we use another type of dry fog that keeps mold from returning for up to 90 days. It creates an antimicrobial shield that also stops viruses and bacteria. 

Finally, we leave you with a plan that keeps mold off of your property for good. That could involve removing sources of moisture or fixing a leak that is creating a perfect environment for mold growth. Because our mold removal is a three-step process, we prefer using the term mold remediation. 

Remember, for most mold removal companies, mold abatement and remediation are interchangeable. But because the team at A+ Restoration and Cleaning goes above and beyond, we like the term mold remediation. 

We serve Southern Alabama and Northern Florida, including the communities of Panama City, Destin, Pace, and Dothan. If you are experiencing an issue with mold, call our office today!