Moisture and humidity from leaks or standing water cause mold to grow into allergy-causing colonies within two days of its onset in your home or business. As the mold is minuscule, it enters the home through HVAC systems and open airways. As there is a strong, musty odor when the mold is present, it is important to get certified mold inspections regularly. Your home or business will benefit from these services by certified Restore Pro mold remediation experts.
Mold Inspection And Remediation Process
The first part of remediation is inspection and assessment by our IICRC certified staff to identify moisture sources causing mold to grow. Once established, it is critical to evaluate the mold to identify the strain and develop a remediation plan that details when the process will occur, testing needs, how the removal of the contaminants will occur, and instructions for clean-up.
As mold will seek out moisture anywhere in your home or business, it will impact the way we go about mold removal and cleaning techniques. It is a critical step that ensures homeowners do not have to worry about exposure after remediation occurs as it will involve the use of clinical applications, high-quality equipment, and treatment principles that provide effective outcomes.
There will also be an assessment of the mold colonies to see if future growth will likely reoccur due to environmental elements present on the property. If so, further assessment will evaluate how Restore Pro can refurbish your home or business to a pristine condition but also make adjustments that will dry an area thoroughly to reduce the likelihood of new mold formation.
Our remediation and clean-up follow the EPA’s guidelines. There are three levels based on molded material, the cleanup method required, equipment usage, and a containment method.
- Level One: Small surfaces under ten square feet needs minimal containment.
- Level Two: Medium surfaces between ten and one hundred square feet require limited containment and limited or full use of protective gear.
- Level Three: Surfaces of more than one hundred feet require full protective gear and full containment protocols.
Clean-up procedures are also definitive in remediation as there are critical steps we follow.
- Repair of the water problem will prevent mold regrowth from reoccurring.
- Isolation of contamination reduces airflow to non-contaminated areas. Based on limited or full containment requirements, it is important to seal areas to limit exposure.
- Decontamination allows for the use of a solution to repress dust in a contaminated zone.
- Extraction of wet materials in professional-grade bags will prepare the area for clean-up.
- EPA recommends a damp cloth or mop with a cleaning solution and the use of a HEPA vacuum for cleanup. We do a visibility check to confirm proper cleaning technique.
- Once mold and dirt is removed, it is time to use fans and dehumidifiers to dry an area. It will prepare it for a material replacement which we will have noted on remediation.
Give us a call at 1-800-847-0114 or contact us on Facebook to learn about mold remediation and clean-up as well as how our certified experts at Restore Pro will provide reliable solutions.