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Mold is a rapidly growing concern for home/business owners and insurance companies and only a trained professional can properly evaluate and address microbial contamination.
There are five contributing factors to the growth of mold:
- An organic food source
- Moisture or high humidity
- Moderate temperature
- Stagnant air
At First Response, our experienced mold technicians are specialized and trained to remediate the problem in a swift manner ensuring the mold does not spread to uncontaminated areas. Here are mold remediation steps we will take:
- Site evaluation (mold inspection)
- Removal of affected areas
- Post cleanup air quality testing
The first step to proper mold remediation is to thoroughly analyze the type and extent of the problem.
- A visual inspection of the affected area will be conducted to discover the extent of the mold problem and document the type of mold-damaged materials.
- The use of specialized equipment may be necessary to view spaces in ductwork or within walls or to detect moisture in building material.
- Surface and/or bulk sampling may need to be collected to identify specific fungal contaminants and to establish the appropriate remediation protocol.
- If an active leak is present, the original source of the water damage must be located and stopped in order to proceed with the remediation process.
The purpose of containment during remediation activities is to limit the release of mold into the air and surroundings in order to minimize the continued exposure of remediation technicians, building occupants, and contents to mold spores.
Contaminated materials that cannot be remediated must be sealed and removed from the building to prevent further contamination.
The work area and areas used by the remediation technicians for egress must also be decontaminated.
All areas will be decontaminated and will be cleared for reconstruction by an independent industrial hygienist.
While mold contamination can become a serious problem for homeowners, insurance companies, commercial building owners and public institutions like hospitals, universities, and libraries, the best answer to the problem is prevention. When you experience any form of ‘white water’ damage be sure to utilize First Response as your restoration contractor so we can contain the problem and reduce your costs.
If you already have a mold problem contact us immediately to begin the remediation process so that your damages, health dangers, and liabilities do not continue to grow.