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Mold Remediation, Simple Steps to Follow

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

A roof leak from a storm caused water damage and subsequent mold growth in this residential garage.

Understanding the basic concepts of mold remediation and mold removal is not difficult, and is essential if you want to hire the highest quality professional. While learning and understanding the basic concepts of mold remediation and mold removal is easy, doing the actual work in the proper way as described below can however be a challenge.

Mold remediation and mold removal explained:

    • If you already see mold, you usually do NOT need to spend money on pretesting as we discuss here. Plain and simple: You need to remove it. All mold must be removed and done the same way (as described in the next bullet point), regardless of the type of mold testing identifies. If a so-called 'mold professional' insists that you need to spend hundreds of dollars on pre testing when mold is already visible, our advice is to be very wary because its a waste of money, except in the rarest of circumstances.
    • These are the five basic principles of all successful mold removal and mold remediation projects:

      1. Safety – Protect all workers and occupants.
      2. Assessment – Make a preliminary assessment, an assessment during mold remediation and an assessment after mold remediation.
      3. Contamination Control – Prevent cross-contamination and the spread of mold from contaminated areas to areas absent of or with less contamination.
      4. Source Removal – Physically remove the mold at its source.
      5. Moisture Removal – Eliminate the moisture problem that caused the mold outbreak.

      Calling SERVPRO of The Beaches/Ponte Verda is the next step (904) 246-6118.

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