Did you know that almost every indoor environment has mold at low levels? It’s true! But when there is visible mold in a home or the number of airborne mold spores is higher than normal, a mold problem exists.
Sometimes mold problems are small and can be fixed by the homeowner. When that is the case, we will tell you so! That’s why it is important to hire 1 company to test and another to remediate.
However, when the problem is beyond the capabilities of the homeowner, that’s when we discuss options to perform mold remediation. We don’t overstate the problem, use scare tactics, or recommend burning your house down. We believe all mold problems can be dealt with in a professional manner without breaking your bank account.
Professional mold removal is a careful, step-by-step process involving the use of specialized equipment and cleaning agents. There are many details involved in doing this process correctly. But the overall process can be broken down into some general steps, as follows:
- Containment. Contain the work area to prevent cross-contamination of mold spores to non-affected areas of the building.
- HEPA Air Scrubbing. Clean the air using commercial-grade and industrial-strength air scrubbing machines. These machines use what are known as HEPA filters, which are designed to capture 99.97% of all airborne and microscopic mold spores which pass through the filters. This process helps to improve air quality in the room(s) where the air scrubbers are placed and prevent mold spores from circulating to other rooms.
- Selective Demo. Carefully remove the negatively impacted building materials. Focus is on controlled demo and removal in order to prevent kicking and stirring up additional mold spores as much as possible.
- HEPA Vacuum. Vacuum the contaminated area using what are known as HEPA filters, which are designed to capture 99.97% of all airborne and microscopic mold spores which pass through the filters.
- Antimicrobial Cleaning. Clean the contaminated area with hospital-grade antimicrobial cleaning agents to kill mold growth.
- Final HEPA Vacuuming & Clean-Up of Work Area. The final step involves HEPA vacuuming and performing an antimicrobial wipe-down on surfaces where mold spores may have settled within the work area. Once the job has been double-checked for quality, containment is taken down and the customer has been informed of a successful remediation.