Mold is an issue that can cause a lot of damage to homes if it’s not addressed. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 25% of all residential properties have some level of mold contamination.
To make sure your home is safe from mold and its effects, you need to understand the steps in our professional mold remediation process explained. Our certified technicians use a comprehensive approach to ensure your home is free from mold and other contaminants.
Here’s how our process works:
We start with assessing and inspecting the property for signs of active mold growth, followed by containment techniques to limit further spread of the fungus.
Then we utilize air filtration devices to remove airborne spores before moving on to removal of contaminated materials.
Finally, we perform cleaning and sanitization services as well as post-remediation testing for quality assurance purposes.
Assessment and Inspection
You’ll get an in-depth assessment and inspection to determine the extent of the issue. It’s important to accurately identify the type of mold, as well as potential sources of moisture, which can be indicative of a bigger problem.
Our professional technicians are trained in mold identification and use specialized tools for moisture control to detect underlying issues that may not be visible to the naked eye. We take great care and consideration during this stage so we can provide you with an accurate understanding of what needs to happen next for effective remediation.
We strive for detail-oriented accuracy while remaining methodical in our approach, providing you with a sense of control throughout the process.
To ensure the safety of your home, you’ll need to contain any mold growth – and we’ll show you how!
Taking preventative measures is essential to contain the spread of mold: reduce moisture levels, ventilation, and humidity. We use a variety of materials like plastic sheeting and sealants to form an airtight barrier around affected areas. This containment prevents the mold from spreading further into the home while still allowing access for treatment.
We then exhaust air from affected areas by using high-efficiency particulate air filtration (HEPA) machines with negative pressure capabilities. This helps to filter out airborne contaminants released during the remediation process so they don’t enter other parts of your home.
The containment also keeps these particles away from furniture, carpets, and other surfaces in your living space that could become contaminated. By taking these steps, we can help protect your family’s health while restoring your home back to its original condition.
High-efficiency particulate air filtration (HEPA) machines with negative pressure capabilities help keep airborne contaminants contained, so they don’t spread throughout your home. This is an essential part of our prevention strategies and ventilation systems to limit the spread of mold.
The HEPA machines are specifically designed to capture particles from the air that normal filters cannot. They remove allergens, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, bacteria, and other microscopic organisms in the air. This helps reduce the risk of exposure to mold spores which can cause health problems such as allergic reactions, asthma attacks, or respiratory illness.
The HEPA machines also help reduce humidity levels by removing excess moisture from the air. This prevents condensation on walls and ceilings where mold growth can occur.
Our technicians monitor the performance of these machines regularly to ensure they are working properly and providing maximum protection against airborne contaminants in your home or business building. With this added measure in place alongside our other containment measures, you can rest assured that any potential mold contamination will remain contained while we move forward with removal of contaminated materials and remediation efforts.
Removal of Mold Contaminated Materials
Once the HEPA machines have done their job of containing airborne contamination, our technicians swiftly move to remove any materials that are contaminated with mold – like a voracious vacuum snatching up crumbs from the carpet.
We understand that moisture control is essential for reducing health hazards associated with mold and mildew, so we take great care in removing all contaminated items from the affected area. This includes wet carpets and padding, drywall, furniture, draperies and other porous materials that are visibly or suspected to be contaminated.
We use specialized vacuums equipped with HEPA filters to ensure all hazardous particles are contained during the removal process.
Finally, plastic sheeting is used to cover doorways and windows adjacent to the work area before these materials are removed. All debris is carefully placed in sealed bags and disposed of according to local regulations.
Our thorough approach ensures all mold-contaminated materials are safely removed and no trace remains for future contaminations. Cleaning and sanitizing now follow as an important step in finalizing our remediation process.
Cleaning and Sanitization
When it comes to mold, we don’t mess around – our experts clean and sanitize with precision to keep your home safe from harm.
Our cleaning and sanitization process involves the use of specialized agents and techniques designed to eradicate mold spores in both hidden and visible areas.
We begin with preventative maintenance: an independent inspection of the affected area which includes surface disinfection for any visible spores or growths. This helps us identify potential issues, as well as treat existing ones.
We then move onto the actual cleaning and sanitization process, which uses specially formulated detergents, solvents, biocides, thermal fogging, and other advanced techniques depending on the severity of the contamination.
All these steps are taken with safety in mind; our team is trained to work quickly but carefully so that no further damage occurs during this process.
Afterward, we move onto post-remediation testing to ensure that our efforts have been successful and that your home is now free of mold contamination.
We don’t just stop at cleaning and sanitizing – we make sure our efforts have been successful with thorough post-remediation testing.
Allergen testing is performed to ensure the air quality has returned to a safe level, and mold prevention measures are taken to reduce the chances of future contamination. We use specialized equipment such as air sampling pumps that measure the amount of airborne contaminants in a space, surface swabbing to identify any trace amounts of mold remaining on surfaces, moisture meters to detect any hidden moisture sources, and infrared cameras that help us map out any areas in need of additional attention.
Our post-remediation testing helps provide peace of mind that our remediation process was effective and that your property is free from dangerous levels of mold or other allergens. We take this step seriously because we know how important it is for you to have a healthy home or work environment.
We understand that having control over your indoor air quality can be empowering and we take great pride in providing you with the assurance you need knowing your living or working conditions are clean and safe.
You now have a full understanding of our mold remediation process. It’s like putting together a puzzle: each step is essential for achieving the end result.
We start by assessing and inspecting the affected areas, followed by containment, air filtration, removal of contaminated materials, cleaning and sanitization.
Finally, we conduct post-remediation testing to ensure all mold has been properly removed and your space is safe and clean.
With our experienced team and proven techniques, you can trust that we’ll take care of it right the first time!