If you see mold spots, have persistent moisture symptoms and/or sense a musty smell in your home or business, you should contact a mold remediation company before spending money on mold testing. The organization will give you a free evaluation of the situation and will have the expertise to tell you whether you have an problem or not. Unless they personally suggest you to get further testing, then you’d need to employ a qualified mold evaluation contractor to inspect and collect mold testing samples from the area. You can learn more at Water Mold Fire Restoration of Minneapolis – Minneapolis water damage clean up.
The company that tests for mold can not be the same company in many states that performs the eventual mold removal work, as the mold inspection company will also re-test and clear the area once the cleanup is complete. It is necessary to have two companies do the individual inspection and removal tasks to ensure that one company does not clear its own job. To protect your interests you need the mold inspection business, not theirs.
Also in most states, mold inspection companies as well as remediation companies must be licensed by the state to protect you and to ensure that the work is done by companies in good standing with the state according to accepted standards. When the research is finished, you can get a Mold Remediation Certificate confirming that your property has been successfully restored.
The mold evaluation company will provide you with a checklist outlining what work needs to be done and the remediation company will need to do specifically to clean up the mold problem. Such work usually includes removing infected mold materials, using HEPA vacuums to extract mold spores, intensive area cleaning and sanitizing and sealing of affected materials. All of this work has to be performed in a walk-in enclosure with negative air pressure to ensure that mold spores do not enter the contaminated area and contaminate other locations. Without the containment, during the demolition process the spores will become airborne and ultimately land at other places within the home or company. Not only could these be inhaled and cause health issues on their own, but they could also trigger mold development in areas that are not currently polluted. That would increase your cost and risk going down the road.
Dehumidifiers will also be used to remove the moisture which caused the mod to develop during remediation. The HEPA air scrubbers are used to continuously remove airborne mold spores. All debris removed from the area will be protectively bagged, and the bags’ outsides will be vacuumed before removal.
When all the mold is removed and the cleaning and disinfection is done, HEPA will be vacuumed and sealed within the containment area, and air scrubbers will be used before samples are taken for clearance testing by the mold evaluation contractor. When any element fails to check it will recline in the same containment. When final clearance is given the containment is removed and the contractor and the mold remediation company fill out the mold remediation certificate.