How To Do a Mold Remediation In Your Home
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This video provides a step by step approach on how to perform a mold remediation for small scale mold infestation. The process involved removing moldy drywall, insulation materials, carpet, padding tack-strips, and other items affected by mold growth.
First the area inspected for mold, then containment barrier and air scrubber is installed to clean the air while remediation is in progress. Mold Remediation process. Safety gear is worn by individuals working in the containment.
The moldy materials are removed (insulation, drywall, base boards, tack-strips, padding, carpet) Structural wooden members are cleaned with detergent solution. Biocides such as chlorine bleach is not necessary in this application. Wood is HEPA Vacuumed to remove mold spores.Wall is allowed to dry out for 24 - 48 hoursTest moisture content of the wood.
If dry, begin to reinstall the new building materials Information on Mold Remediation: Mold remediation refers to the methods used to successfully remove building components and items that are impacted by mold or microbial growth. Mold remediation professionals are trained to remove mold growth, clean and sanitize areas that show signs of microbial growth, and perform post-remediation air clearance testing activities.
These individuals are recommended when the mold growth covers areas greater than 10 square feet, when mold growth is caused by contaminated water (Category 2 or 3), and when recommended by a physician. When choosing a mold remediation company, there are several key questions that should be considered.
First, is the company certified to perform mold remediation activities?
Second, is the company insured and do they carry the right coverage?
Third, are workers trained, and do they use safe work practices?
Fourth, do they have the proper equipment (air purifying machines, HEPA vacuums, dehumidifiers, etc.)?
Fifth, what methods are used to protect the home occupants from mold spores disturbed during the remediation? Is the area contained?