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A Brief Guide to MOLD REMOVAL AND REMEDIATION

PROCEDURE IN MOLD REMOVAL AND MOLD REMEDIATION

  1. A mold remediator must have studied methods on how to get rid of molds and should have undergone training on how to remove molds.

  2. Once the mold remediator is 100% knowledgeable on mold removal and mold remediation, he must locate and fix all sources of mold-causing water intrusion i.e plumb leaks, air-conditioning thahttp://www.epa.gov/iedmold1/moldguide.htmlt are blocked and most commonly flooding.

  3. The mold remediator should thoroughly scrutinize above and below each water-penetrated ceiling and also with the walls and floors.

  4. Discover and establish all toxic mold infestations in your home, office or building. This can be done by mold inspection and also with mold testing.

  5. Examine and analyze the outward airflow from every cooling or heating duct register levels that are lifted of mold spores that are airborne.

  6. Restore cooling or heating materials and ducts that are already infested with mold if you have the funds to do so.

  7. The residents of your house, workers in your offices and buildings shall move out temporarily to a place where it is mold-free until mold testing, mold removal and mold remediation is already done. In this way, toxic mold health symptoms will be inhibited.

  8. The residents shall not take any items such as personal belongings like clothings and furniture until all the items are mold decontaminated.

  9. Stay away from painting your walls or any area that has mold problems because molds literally eats the paint thus, your money will just be put in waste.

  10. Prior to the start of mold removal and mold remediation in the areas that are mold afflicted, the floor, walls and ceilings and every corner of every room that will be remediated shall undergo containment to secure other parts of the house, office or building that are not mold afflicted.

  11. It is a must to dry the work area of the mold remediation. This will help increase the absorption capacity of the timbers to immerse in mold killers.

  12. It will also be best to use a huge fan to expel airborne mold spores inside the room that is already contained.

  13. It is a must for mold remediators to wear protective gears such as gloves, goggles etc. In this way, health risks due to mold inhalation of mold particles will be prevented.

  14. Kill surface mold growth. [Methods depend on your mold removal/ mold remediation service provider]. Avoid using bleach in killing mold because it is a very strong solution that kills mold but it also damaging to mold remediators’ health.

  15. Remove and get rid of all visible surface molds.

  16. After the process, it is important that there shall be a clearance testing on the surfaces and also with the air to ensure 100% removal of molds.

  17. Mold stains and mold odors shall also be removed.

  18. Seal the mold remediated area.

  19. Lastly, there shall be a regular maintenance of the mold remediated areas to avoid the re-growth of molds.

The following are the things that shall be done to complete the process of mold removal and mold remediation:

  1. Total testing and examination of molds. This includes types of molds and also with the air quality before and after mold removal and mold remediation.

  2. Get rid of contaminated materials in sealed containers.

  3. Scuff all areas to make sure that the materials are still in good condition.

  4. Lastly, it is important to microbial wash every surface.

 

 

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