What is Mold Remediation?
Mold contamination is a proven, serious health risk and immediate removal is key.
Effective and Safe Mold Remediation involves many protective measures:
- Sources of moisture MUST be eliminated to prevent future mold growth.
- The mold MUST be contained in the area it is in and not allowed to aerosolize and spread.
- The dead mold and spores MUST be removed from infected areas.
- Infected areas MUST be treated to protect against future mold colonization.
Our Mold Remediation process
Mold “Remediation” is much more than just cleaning up the mold.
At American Mold & Restoration, we pride ourselves in following the strictest of industry protocols as defined by the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
Proper containment and removal of mold growth is essential to preventing further spread and contaminating air with mold spores or toxins.
Frequently, the two best senses in determining a mold problem are your eyes and nose. However, some of the most dangerous microbes often flourish in areas behind walls, under insulation, crawlspaces, attics, etc. Assessing a mold contamination through lab testing is a good idea and we recommend you use an environmental specialist or inspection form.
MOLD REMEDIATION PLAN
Determining the cause of your mold infestation is key to preventing reoccurrence. Once the moisture source is identified and controlled, our system of containment, removal techniques and analysis will be vigorously employed. In most cases, a containment area will be established using impermeable plastic barriers and utilizing negative air pressure to contain spores. The HVAC system will be isolated, if necessary.
Proper disposition of the mold is determined by its location and the specific materials it has colonized. Removing the mold includes several options; wet washing, wire brushing and HEPA vacuuming to name a few. In some cases complete removal of infected materials is mandatory (ie., drywall). Once cleaned an area may require the application of biocides, based on written protocol.
Often, third-party post-treatment testing is appropriate especially if airborne mold spores were detected in the evaluation phase.
Full Service List
- Mold Remediation & Restoration
- Mold Testing
- Crawlspace Encapsulation
- Water Loss & Structural Drying
- Foreclosure Cleanup
- Trash Out
- Trauma Cleanup / Crime Scene
- Winterizing / De-Winterizing
- Lead Abatement
- Asbestos Removal
- Hazardous Waste Disposal
While Investigating Mold Growth
- Don't touch mold with your bare hands
- Don't breathe in mold spores
- Don't get spores in your eyes
- Wear protective goggles for your eyes
- Wear protective gloves for your hands
- Wear a respirator to protect your lungs
- Wear a protective suit for your skin