Do-it-yourself mold cleanup is perfectly acceptable for small mold outbreaks. But if scrubbing and bleaching don’t solve your mold problem, it is probably time to call a professional. Don’t take too long, because a small mold problem can become a big mold problem in a very little amount of time.
A professional will be able to uncover and remove harmful mold spores, getting to the source of the outbreak.
This article from HouseLogic.com explains what to expect from a qualified mold remediation specialist.
When you need professional mold remediation, look for an independent consultant with credentials in mold remediation and investigation. Such professionals should:
• Demonstrate completion of industry-approved coursework in mold investigation given by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene or the American Council for Accredited Certification (formerly the American Indoor Air Quality Council).
• Provide a written report that includes lab results of air and surface samples.
• Work independently from a mold remediation outfit.
• Refrain from selling you products.
Mold remediation begins with a visual inspection, lasting anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours. Next, the specialist may suggest taking air and surface samples. This will help to identify the particular mold, for health reasons. Some molds are, after all, toxic.
Now it is time to come up with a mold removal plan. If cleanup is a simple DIY project, the consultant will advise you about procedures, protective equipment, and tools. He should also tell you where/what moisture problem gave birth to the spores.
If the cleanup is beyond anything the do-it-yourselfer can handle, it is time to let the professional mold remediator go to work. Cleanup can be as simple as spraying and disinfecting drywall, or as complex as:
• HVAC disinfection
• Drywall, stud, and insulation removal
• Cleaning personal belongings
• HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filtration
If you have any questions, contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-665 or click here today!