There are many names used for mold removal. Mold mitigation and mold remediation are two of them. But what is the difference between mold mitigation vs. mold remediation? Is there even a difference? 

In this article, our mold experts at A+ Restoration and Cleaning explore the terms mold mitigation vs. mold remediation and speak about the process of removing mold from your home or business. Keep reading to learn more!

The mold problem

So you’ve found mold on your property. You know you need to get rid of it, but who should you call — a mold mitigation company or the one that touts itself for its mold remediation?

Here’s the truth: from a marketing perspective, most mold removal companies use these words interchangeably. The biggest difference is the process involved in removing the mold. 

Generally speaking, mold remediation includes both the mold removal and the steps taken to keep the mold from returning.  

Because of these slight differences, we classify ourselves at A+ Restoration and Cleaning as mold remediation specialists. That is because our talented mold removal technicians go about and beyond by utilizing the latest dry fog technology. Dry fog is so powerful that it eliminates the mold on your property and keeps it from returning for up to 90 days. Below, we explain the dry fog process.

How dry fog eliminates mold at its source

Dry fog is the safest and most innovative way to remove mold at its source. And best of all, it gets nothing in your home or business wet or sticky. 

With dry fog, our A+ Restoration and Cleaning technicians eliminate mold with zero demolition. That is possible because the dry fog particles are so tiny that they bounce around the room for several minutes before finally dissipating. 

Because the dry fog particles are less than a micron in diameter, they can enter even the smallest of crevices to attack mold at its source. The same can’t be said about other mold removal processes like wet fog or ozone. Those particles are much bigger, making demolition necessary for wet fog or ozone to reach the source of the mold. Those processes also create a wet slime over everything. Furthermore, they are unsafe for use around people or pets. For those reasons, A+ Restoration and Cleaning only uses dry fog technology. 

There is only a small amount of mold on my property. Do I really need professional mold mitigation? Can’t I remove it on my own?

At A+ Restoration and Cleaning, we get this question all of the time. And we understand why people ask — visually, a small amount of mold doesn’t seem like a significant issue. So it’s logical that a homeowner would believe that they can eliminate mold with some DIY techniques and household cleaners.  

Property owners who try DIY mold cleaning techniques usually call us a few weeks later after the mold has returned and spread. But why don’t at-home mold remediation techniques work? It’s because household cleaners can’t destroy all of the microscopic mold spores. Remember, mold spores extend far beyond the visual evidence of mold. Therefore, they begin multiplying as soon as you finish cleaning. And within a few weeks, the mold is back. 

Fortunately, when you schedule mold remediation services with A+ Restoration and Cleaning, we also perform a detailed inspection to alert you to areas on your property that are promoting mold growth. We might suggest fixing minor leaks or making other changes to mitigate moisture intrusion around your home or business. 

Now you know the difference between mold mitigation vs. mold remediation and why A+ Restoration and Cleaning is the top mold removal company in Southern Alabama and Northern Florida. We serve the communities of Dothan, Pensacola, Destin, Panama City, and all of the surrounding towns and cities. Call our office to learn more or reach out to our team online.