Mold can be a severe problem because of its spores. The spores need to be in the air so that they can spread. The spores being in the air can mean that they end up in your respiratory system and that can cause allergies. At worst, toxic molds can cause much more serious problems. That's why it's important to have your house checked for mold if you have dealt with a flood or broken pipe since water can get into places where mold can thrive. If you are concerned, then you need to arrange to have some testing done, and if the testing comes up positive for mold, then you need to arrange for remediation.
When you arrange for a mold removal service to come into your house and get rid of the mold in your house, they are going to clean it up and make sure that there is no more mold anywhere. It is not necessarily a quick process because the mold may be behind your walls or under your floor. If that happens, that means that the company is going to do some demo work in order to clean the mold. That's not the only thing that the remediation company may have to do in order to get rid of the mold.
One thing that the remediation company may have to do is isolate the room or the area where the mold is. They can do this by putting up heavy-duty plastic sheets over the doorway leading into that area. If they put sheets up on either side of the door, then it can help to keep any mold spores from getting out into the rest of the house while the remediators are working on it. The remediators may also wear protective suits that they can remove when they leave the isolation area so that they don't carry spores throughout your house. This kind of isolation will help to keep everything protected while the cleaning is being done and can also protect the health of you and your family.
If you have had to worry about mold because you have had a flood or burst pipe and water sneak into all the places where mold may thrive, it's important to make sure that you get your house checked for mold, and then get any mold issues taken care of so that your family is safe.