Mold has had its 15 minutes of fame over the last few years. Though the hype has died down, mold is still an important issue. Customer complaints require remediators to have a fast action plan; both to clean up the mold problem and to show customers that they are looking out for the customer’s health and safety.
Assessing mold growth involves more than just looking at what's visibly growing on the walls or in a corner. Mold can be an invisible intruder, growing behind and around what you see. Understand that behind all mold growth is a water or moisture problem. The ultimate goal is to identify a moisture source and use its location to help locate all mold growth, not just what's immediately visible.
Step 2: Document the problem & develop a plan.
Utilize written descriptions along with photos and/or videos. Determine where and what type of containment may be necessary. Also determine whether the relocation of occupants may be required.
Step 3: Remediate the mold.
Remediation will always involve cleaning up existing mold while avoiding exposure to technicians as well as homeowners, and preventing new growth by addressing the moisture source.
Step 4: Was the cleanup successful?
Following clearance testing, have the following questions been answered?
1. Has the moisture problem been eliminated?
2. Is there no longer any visible sign of mold, mold-damaged materials, or moldy odors?
3. Can homeowners re-occupy the home without any physical symptoms or any other health complaints?
Hiring a professional restoration company like Dragon Restoration is the only way to go. Mr. Handyman or Mr. General Remodeling Contractor doesn’t have the training, skill, or equipment to get the job done right!
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