When it comes to the remediation process there are over a thousand different variations to the approach but always a set bullet of actions to be performed. Remediation companies and their technicians have to do a number of things before they even use the term “remediation”. A technician should always examine a house for deficiencies in grade and if the home has an unknown source of water. If a technician does a standard walkthrough using boroscope and infrared technology, they have started the process correctly. Upon determining if a home has a water and grade issue, a technician will perform “third party testing”. Air test should be performed for a number of reasons when locating and identifying if there is a problem. A lab report from a credited laboratory will always show three things. The extent of the microbial growth, the spore count, and what type of Mold it is. Reasons to obtain this knowledge varies but it allows a certified remediation company to calculate a scope of work on how to approach the issue. Once lab reports are confirmed the two identifying molds that are red flagged are Stachyobotris, and penasiliam aspergillas. Whenever these types of mold are present it is justification for concern.
“Toxic Mold” is not only something that should not be in ones house but under no circumstance should it be handled or breathed in. Once mold is identified and the count of how much technicians will submit a scope of work. Within this scope of work potential clients should look for certain key procedures. Contact barriers need to be constructed to quarantine unaffected rooms. All procedures to be performed after barriers are constructed will be under negative pressure by negative air machines throughout the infected area. Demolition of porous surfaces that are infected should be performed and all contaminated materials are to be removed per NAMP guidelines. Heppa Vacuums will be utilized to vacuum all surface areas to pull any root system from drywall, hardwood floors, carpet, hard top surfaces. The disinfectant stage involves a chemical wipe down of all surface areas using a range of commercial anti microbial chemicals. The final two part procedure consists of turning negative air in to a constant rotation of heppa filtration using negative air machines and chemical fogging. Last but most important, a clearance test will be performed to by a third party lab to identify if the air is to NAMP standards to pass NAMP spore count clearance.