First and foremost, when dealing with mold, you need to hire a professional to do a proper remediation. Mold can be extremely dangerous and toxic, so in order to ensure safety of the building and the people involved, it must be taken care of by a professional in the field.
Here are some tips you will want to know mold remediation:
How bad is it?
Firstly, the professional will need to diagnose how severe the problem is. Usually, they will call in an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP), who is trained to determine just how much mold is present. Mold spores can be invisible and travel through the air, so the IEP will likely perform tests and inspections with designated equipment to determine all areas in the building that have been affected by mold to ensure complete remediation.
Enclose the Affected Area
As stated earlier, mold can spread quickly and easily through the air, so it is incredibly important to keep the affected area contained. Once the initial tests are done, it is important to block off the affected area before any kind of clean up can start. The mold remediation professional will set up air-tight barriers in order ensure it does not spread, and after that is verified, clean up can begin.
Throw Away Items
Mold can infect items in a space just as it can infect walls and carpet. It is important to discard of any items and materials that the mold is present in or on. If proper cleaning cannot be done, it must be thrown away.
Clean Up Time
After the area is diagnosed and properly barricaded, a thorough clean up can then begin. The professional will wear protective equipment throughout the entire process and will have the proper removal tools in order to guarantee the area is free of mold. Some steps of a typical mold remediation are vacuuming with HEPA filtered vacuum and wiping down of every surface with proper chemicals.
Check Your Work
Lastly, after clean up is complete, the IEP will confirm that the area is completely free of mold. The IEP will use similar tests that they used to detect where the mold was before clean up. This will guarantee that the health hazard is completely gone, and the process is complete.
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