Remediation Process

Mold Remediation Process

Every situation involving mold is unique, but generally Referral Cleaning & Restoration follows these steps:

Step 1 – Inspection.  Mold may be visible but can also be hidden.  It is also important to determine the source of the water leak that caused the mold.  In severe situations Air/Surface mold samples may be taken to establish which areas are affected and again after the job to verify successful completion of remediation.

Step 2 – Mold Containment.  To prevent the spread of mold into unaffected areas:

  • Containment will be set up to separate the affected from the unaffected areas.
  • All heating and cooling systems and fans will be turned off and sealed.
  • The affected areas are put under negative air pressure.
  • To remove microscopic mold spores from the air HEPA (High-efficiency particulate arrestance) Air Scrubbers are used to filter 99.97% of particulate in the air down to .3 microns

Step 3 – Removing Mold and Affected Materials.  Depending on the severity of mold growth, some porous materials like drywall and carpet may need to be removed and disposed of.

Step 4 – Contents/Structure Cleaning.  Any contents or furniture in the affected area will need cleaned.  HEPA Vacuuming may be used during the cleaning step.  Application of antifungal and antimicrobial treatments may be applied to affected materials & contents.

Step 5 – Drying/Sealing.  At this point it is safe to dry any materials/contents that are salvageable.  After drying structural materials that were affected and remediated they will be sealed.

Step 6 – Reconstruction.  The final step is to contact a contractor to replace any materials that were removed during remediation such as carpet, drywall, trim and painting.

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