1. Initial Inspection
Certified technicians thoroughly inspect each facet of the home, carefully noting any area of concern as it relates to existing mold, water intrusion, open windows, visible leaks, foundation cracks, sump pump failure, and excess moisture. In the event existing mold is discovered, a detailed proposal for mold remediation including full protocol is submitted for approval.
2. Containment of Affected Area
Set up complete isolation of the work area from occupied spaces using plastic (6 mil poly) sheeting sealed with duct tape. Ventilation ducts, vents, returns, and other openings are also sealed off. HEPA air scrubbers are used to generate negative air pressure to prevent cross contamination of adjacent areas. These HEPA air scrubbers run throughout the remediation process to eradicate any airborne mold.
3. Mold Remediation Process
All contaminated materials are treated using Benefect is the only EPA-registered Botanical Disinfectant. It is proven to kill as well as synthetic disinfectants at over 99.99% of common bacteria, fungi, TB, staph (including MRSA) & HIV, yet it is the ONLY disinfectant without warnings or precautionary statements on the label to worry about! No Personal Protective Equipment is required either, making Benefect disinfectant the safest choice on the market. Any dark mold staining will be treated with Fiberlock IAQ 2000 is a phosphate-free, quaternary ammonium chloride formulation designed for use in a diverse assortment of buildings, both residential and commercial.
4. Removal of Damaged Material
Any contaminated material that cannot be remediated will be removed and discarded (drywall, carpeting, padding, cabinetry, etc.). Loose material (insulation, dirt, debris, etc) is removed in sealed plastic bags and discarded.
5. Detailed HEPA Vacuum
Entire worksite is swept free of debris and HEPA vacuumed. Meticulous HEPA vacuuming is essential to the proper application of Fiberlock IAQ 2000 . Mold-Out's technicians are trained to search for areas where debris and other minor particles would otherwise go unnoticed. The use of HEPA vacuums minimizes the transference of collected particles. Special attention is given to all exterior wall cavities under any opening where water intrusion could occur.
6. Applying Fungicidal Protective Coating
Foster 40-20 Fungicidal Protective Coating, EPA registered anti-microbial is applied to all affected areas. Foster 40-20 Fungicidal Protective Coating is the industry's leading EPA registered, antimicrobial coating for HVAC duct systems with ten years of proven effectiveness. It is formulated to effectively prevent the spread of mold and odor causing bacteria on its surface in areas, such as walls, ceilings, pipes and interior/exterior surfaces of HVAC duct systems.This product is a polyacrylate copolymer emulsion specifically formulated for long-term fungicidal activity, with no loss of activity on aging. Its tough, elastic, decorative finish is resistant to most industrial chemicals and it is ultra-flexible to allow for movement without splitting, which prevents lodging places for bacteria - making it ideal in industrial and institutional settings.
7. Final Inspection
A thorough post mold remediation inspection is conducted to ensure quality of the wok done.
When comes to Mold Damage 4 important steps are needed to find the right Mold Remediation approach.
- The first step to consider is to have Professional Mold Inspection performed / please see mold inspection page/ This step determines the source and the reason of the Mold related condition.
- Second step to proceed with the recommended Mold Remediation procedure, setting up containment around the affected area, installing negative air scrubbers, removal of the affected material, sanding, applying antimicrobial mold remediation solution / we use Sporicidin an EPA approved product for the state of California and Nevada, a non toxic product that provides continuous protection.
- Air Testing sampling to ensure quality of work
- Issuance of Certificate of completion, and recommendation on how to maintain your property from now on to prevent mold contamination.
- IICRC S520, Standard and Reference Guide for Mold Remediation;
- Bio aerosols: Assessment and Control (American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists);
- IICRC S500, Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration);
- Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings (EPA);
Quality Mold Remediation services
At MOLD-OUT we offer mold remediation services without the use of harmful and toxic chemicals (these don't work anyway and are a short cut to proper clean up). Proper mold remediation involvesremoval of growth areas as well as proper clean up of aerosolized and settled mold spores. We always remove or clean mold with full containment procedures so that no spreading of dust and mold spores occur.
Since the majority of mold growth problems tend to hide inside wall, ceiling or floor cavities and are not always visible, it is important to figure out the extent of the mold growth issue and its location. In addition, airborne mold spores are invisible to the naked eye and require a proper assessment and removal to avoid future mold re-growth.
A water leak in a bathroom or basement wall is not enough information to determine the extent of the problem and where ‘containment’ needs to be installed. Successful mold removal jobs begin with a thorough ‘mold assessment’. A mold assessment involves a visual inspection, instrumentation survey for moisture andair quality as well as laboratory sampling of surfaces and air testing.
This provides us with information on what areas are affected, the seriousness of the infestation and where the mold spores are in the home. Only with this information we can provide a reasonable quote and scope of work on mold removal. In most cases, having a mold assessment done first can save you money on the removal portion since containment can be installed for the necessary areas. Setting up containment for an entire basement or guessing where the mold growth is, usually results in additional clean up costs.
Please note we are unable to provide reasonable quotes on mold removal without a mold assessment. Because of the care we take in ensuring no spores and dust leave our work area, homeowners are able to remain in the home while mold remediation is undertaken (in most cases).
Have Questions? Please call us: 1-800-604-4002
(as per quotation on case by case basis)
Mold Assessment and Mold Remediation
This involves the return of the affected area to a 'normal' condition or fungal ecology similar to non affected indoor areas:
- Complete containment of affected areas including de-containment chambers;
- HEPA filtered negative pressurization of containment area;
- Removal and disposal of non salvageable building materials showing mold growth;
- Cleaning of mold growth and spores from salvageable building materials;
- Removal of airborne mold spores in the affected area via HEPA air scrubbers;
- Cleaning and removal of settled mold spores from contained area via HEPA vacuuming;
Lets remind everyone that only 1 in 20 companies that advertise on internet are LICENSED! and 19 companies are NOT LICENSED TO DO Mold Remediation! some will show you certificates, well certificate is not a license! would you trust unlicensed Doctor, Lawyer, Broker?
That’s why we say knowledge is everything.
Always check for:
- License that match the company name,
- General liability insurance,
- Workers compensation insurance – if there is work related incident at your property and the person do not have workers comp insurance, you can be hold liable for the medical expense!
- Environmental Pollution Liability insurance- what if the company cause even bigger mold damage at your property? improperly installed containment, cross contamination, total house mold pollution? who is going to be responsible?
Call today for Free Mold Inspection and Estimate 1-800-604-4002