If you see mould spots, have chronic moisture signs and/or detect a musty smell in your home or business, you should contact a mould remediation company before spending money on mould testing. The company will give you a free assessment of the situation and will have the experience to tell you if you have an issue or not. If they actually advise you to get further testing, then you’d need to hire a certified mould evaluation consultant to inspect and collect mould testing samples from the area.Do you want to learn more? Visit Chicago mold removal.
The company that tests for mould can not be the same company in many states that performs the eventual mould removal work, as the mould inspection company will also re-test and clear the area once the cleanup is complete. It is important to have two companies do the individual inspection and removal tasks to ensure that one company does not clear its own work. To protect your interests you need the mould inspection firm, not theirs.
Also in most states, mould inspection companies as well as remediation companies must be licenced by the state to protect you and to ensure that the work is done by companies in good standing with the state according to accepted standards. Once the work is done, you will get a Mold Remediation Certificate stating that your property has been successfully restored.
The mould assessment company will provide you with a protocol describing what work needs to be done and the remediation company will need to do specifically to clean up the mould problem. This work generally involves removing contaminated mould materials, using HEPA vacuums to remove mould spores, heavy area cleaning and sanitising and sealing of affected materials. All of this work needs to be done in a walk-in containment with negative air pressure to ensure that mould spores do not escape the affected area and contaminate other locations. Without the containment, the spores would become airborne and eventually land in the demolition process at other places inside the home or business. Not only could these be inhaled and cause health problems on their own, but they could also begin mould growth in places that are not currently contaminated. That would raise your expense and risk going down the road.
Dehumidifiers will also be used to remove the moisture which caused the mod to grow during remediation. The HEPA air scrubbers are used to continuously remove airborne mould spores. All debris removed from the area will be protectively bagged, and the bags’ outsides will be vacuumed before removal.
When all the mould is removed and the cleaning and disinfection is completed, HEPA will be vacuumed and sealed inside the containment area, and air scrubbers will be used until samples are taken for clearance testing by the mould assessment consultant. If any part fails to test it will recline in the same containment. Once final clearance is granted the containment is removed and the consultant and the mould remediation company fill out the mould remediation certificate.