If a Mold inspection and assessment have been conducted, and it is found that a suspected area is infected with a high mold count level, the area may need a remediation process.
In some cases the contaminated area can be cleaned by using commercial grade air scrubbers, high output ozone generators and HEPA vacuums without destructive applications. These are situations where the physical damage from mold is not significant in a building.
Phases of Mold Effect, INC. standard mold remediation.
1. Project Development
It is vital to calculate the extent of the damage caused by mold. Developing a sensible project plan for clean-up and remediation in the first phase can greatly decrease microbial growth and spreading problems during whole process.
Removal of all items including furniture from the infected area prior to setting up containment. If items are moved from one room to another they must be HEPA vacuumed, and cleansed with mold inhibiting chemicals. Extreme situations may require that all items/furniture in the infected area be cleaned under negative air pressure before anything can be moved.
Sealing off the work area by covering floor and door openings with polyethylene sheeting prevents contaminants from spreading to the rest of the building.
4. Structural Removal & Clean Up
Removing and sanding growth areas on building materials such as drywall, plywood, insulation, framing etc... Removal of damaged materials is executed under negative air pressure through HEPA filtration. Bagging and disposal of waste. During this process Alpine Air crew will use disposable coveralls and respirators with HEPA filters for protection.
5. Anti-Microbial Application
Applying mold inhibiting chemicals to exposed surfaces prevents the re-growth of mold. An post remediation verification can be requested at this point to approve the accomplishment of the project.
Providing reconstruction services. If moisture is present dehumidification systems are used until all exposed areas are dry. New materials can then be installed, restoring the area to its original, purified state.