How Does Mold Remediation Work?
Process Of Residential Mold Removal
Mold projects can vary in size and type which will change the way they are completed because of the standards involved. For example, mold in a hospital is completely different than mold in a hotel room or a residential home with mold spores. Different scenarios will change the way containment’s are set up and taken down and the type of precautions taken during the project. The size of the project has a lot to do with the area and how much traffic is in the area as well as the type of space that is involved.
Residential mold is the area that most companies try to skip steps such as setting up a containment or not having the proper insurance coverage. Customers should look and ASK for the insurance copy to prove the proper insurance from the company before signing a contract with that company. Pollution Control insurance is a major type which is often times missed when doing mold remediation. It’s the most important insurance because it covers mold incidents that happen during the project.
What do you look for in a mold remediation company? It may seem obvious but look for the name of the company. There are many marketing companies which say all these great lies and have an appearance of a company but they subcontract other companies which may or may not be reputable. This is the worst for a customer because they are paying a higher price for the same work because the contractor now has to pay the marketing company for the lead.
Just remember everything has an expense so do your research and try to find a company with a brand. Research that brand on the local state website to make sure they have the proper credentials and are a registered company. Typically a Home Improvement License is required in many states so always check the company to qualify a license.
Now that you have an understanding of the search process to find a reputable mold remediation company, let’s look at what it takes to complete a mold removal process.
How Does Mold Remediation Work:
- Setting Up Containment Area
- Running Air Scrubber Under Negative Air
- If Needed Putting A Dehumidifier In Containment
- Removal Of Drywall in 6 Mil Trash Bags
- Scrubbing With Approved EPA Chemicals
- HEPA Vacuuming The Contained Area
- Cleaning All Dust And Leaving Work Area Clean
These are the main components of a proper mold remediation project and if a contractor doesn’t follow them, you should be concerned. If the “mold specialist” doesn’t have an air scrubber running, the specialist may not be as specialized as you may have first thought. But they have a guarantee? Right.
Mold Guarantee and Mold Warranty Issue
Typically a guarantee in the mold remediation industry does not hold any weight. Moisture can reoccur at anytime and with moisture there is mold. Most mold guarantee’s are made of paper which can’t hold it’s weight. Many state about how moisture should be a certain level and consistent with that level but are you going to constantly check the moisture level. A guarantee for a particle which is everywhere just in different levels is very hard to warranty let alone guarantee.
If the area is properly ventilated and the moisture is kept under control there shouldn’t be any re-occurrence of mold. The main aspect to a warranty is it protects against causes of mold so if those qualifications happen mold should not reappear but if those precautions are not cared for and watched than the mold would come back.
Importance Of On-Site Mold Training!
There are many things which are important during the process of mold removal but one important and not a small item of concern is how many mold removal projects has the mold expert services previously. Let’s be realistic and know that not everyone on the team needs to be as qualified as the leader but the person running the job has a task and should be well educated on his specialized skill. What type of training does the mold remediation work require? It requires knowledge that not only the company but the team which is on your project knows what they are doing. That mold expert foreman should have done numerous projects in the past and should be able to answer your questions about the mold process. The IICRC is a great website and has many informative articles to teach you about mold. Make sure that the company is certified by them and as for a document showing that certification.
The steps mentioned above will hopefully help in making sure that you find the right mold remediation company and if you are in an area that CRD Restore services, please give us a call. Locations we service can be found at our Local page. Call us with any questions and for assistance with your remediation project.