Don’t you know that moisture inside your home are the best place for mold occurrence?
Molds are pervasive, which means it exists anywhere and everywhere. With their huge population, they can be hazardous to our health, which can lead to serious respiratory infections and causing allergic reactions. The only way to get rid of it is to locate where it mostly grows, so it can go through the process called Mold Remediation.
First is to locate the moisture.
Molds are likely to appear in moist areas such as leaky roofs, indoor plumbing problems, floods, or building-maintenance. Those common building materials such as drywall, furring strips, plywood, and carpets usually the areas to where molds usually occur. If you suspect that the heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) system may be contaminated with mold, it is part of an identified moisture problem, for instance, or there is mold near the intake to the system. Do not run the HVAC system if you know or suspect that it is contaminated with mold – it could spread mold throughout the building.
Create a remediation plan
If you hire a Mold Remediation expert after the inspection the team will create a documentary, such as photos or videos for them to create a remediation plan. In this case, the team will know how everything will be done. It also includes the warranty and the liability of the company.
Calculate the extent of the contamination
The team should figure out the extent of the contamination to ensure that all infected areas are thoroughly treated. There are guidelines that need to be followed. These guidelines are commonly used in the construction industry and recommend six levels of mold remediation based on the square footage of the molds
MOLD Remediation Process – The process always includes the cleanup of the existing molds as well as prevents the new growth without harming the homeowners and the handyman.
The cleanup process is the same for Level 1 and Level 2 mold remediation and comprises these steps:
- Repair the water problem
- Isolate the contaminated area.
- Suppress dust.
- Remove materials.
- Place materials in plastic bags.
- Clean the affected area and egress.
- Visibility test
The Final Check Up
This where we need the documentation papers. It will determine if the correct procedure is done. Compare the photo or the video that has been taken before the process has taken place. After the remediation process, an environmental testing company will come (depending on the contractor) or needed to verify that the molds are completely gone and has been prevented.
Mold Remediation process cannot be done by an ordinary handyman, if the area cannot be thoroughly cleaned the mold will keep growing which will compromise your family’s safety.
Having molds in your home not only can look horrid, but it also airs serious health concerns. To effectively remove mold and prevent its return, you need to hire a Mold Remediation Professional. Call ServiceMaster by Lovejoy at 678-293-0297 for Mold Remediation. For those residing in Georgia specifically in Atlanta, McDonough, Stockbridge, Jonesboro, Lovejoy and, Forest Park and nearby areas.