One of the most important procedures in Mold Damage removal or mold cleanup is containment of the affected area or areas.
In this picture you also see a dehumidifier, this is to dry out remaining substructure, lower moisture content & humidity levels to stop any further mold growth or damage during the remediation process.
A variety of Mold Remediation Methods are available for Mold Damage cleanup to building materials and furnishings caused by moisture intrusions or high humidity issues. The specific procedures or group of methods used by Remediation Companies will vary depending on the types of material affected and methods they use.
Please note that there are some procedures used for Mold Remediation that are not covered in the ones below, this is just a quick over view of procedures used during Remediation to help our customers better understand the mold removal process.
Here the room has been divided in half by a zip wall of 6 mil fire retardant plastic with a zipper installed to stop cross contamination to the rest of the home. The Air conditioner downstairs was disabled & registers covered.
During the oval process the Air conditioner should not be running until the Mold Removal process is complete.
Negative air machines are another important step in the Mold Removal and Remediation process, This machine is used to pull fresh makeup air from the other side of the containment area thru a filter installed to clean the makeup air as it enters the containment. The air is then pulled thru the mold damage areas during the remediation, then exhausted out the Window via a duct system, maintaining a 4 air exchange per hour rate during the mold damage cleanup.
The pictures below show before, during & after sanding / blasting method
This Mold damage was caused by Window leaks, the Home owner noticed a musty smell, upon inspection this window was checked for water intrusion. Moisture readings indicated a High level of moisture content which indicated there was the potential for Mold Growth.
Here half of the studs & window framing have been sanded to remove the Mold from the pores of the wood.
• Damp Wipe method •
• HEPA Vacuum method •
HEPA High Efficiency Particulate Air
Hepa vacuums are recommended for Cleanup after materials have been thoroughly dried and unsalvageable contaminated materials removed. Our technicians use HEPA vacuums in the final cleanup stages of the ediation Process, to remove any dust or Mold spores that may have settled inside the containment, on personal property, walls & floors. Our crew of mold damage experts take care to insure that all traces of & dust are properly and completely removed during this stage of the . In the case above our technicians used a Hepa Vacuum, paint brushes & a lot of patience!