What is Mold ? – Mold produce tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores are found in the indoor and outdoor air continuously. When spores land on damp indoor spots, they may begin growing on it, in order to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet and foods. When excessive moisture accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, if the problem is un-addressed.
Molds produce allergens, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances. Inhaling or touching mold may cause allergic reactions. If you are concerned about mold, we can provide a visual and comprehensive moisture inspection. An air test by a certified testing agent can also be done in addition.
Mold can be found in any room of a house. It can be on walls, floors, ceilings, inside closets, under carpets, and even inside walls. It can be anywhere that there’s excessive moisture. If mold damage is found, a remediation is necessary to remove the mold, and to prevent human exposure and further damage to building materials. It is necessary to clean-up mold contamination, not just kill the mold.
Mold Remediation Process
- Identify and correct the source of moisture
- Seal off all surrounding contaminated areas. This system will isolate the work areas and prevent the mitigation of contaminants to unaffected areas of the home.
- Install HEPA air scrubbers inside containment.
- Remove contaminated source materials as possible.
- Scrub any affected deeply stained areas
- HEPA vacuum all areas inside
- Clean and scrub all interior areas with antimicrobial/antifungal disinfectant.
- Other additional steps might be necessary from job to job basis as: additional HEPA vacuuming steps, encapsulation of remaining building materials, fogging, duct cleaning.
- Upon work completion, an air quality test will be performed to ensure proper work completion.