Here is a scenario you might recognize: you go out of state to visit family. When you return, you discover that a sewer pipe has burst in your basement, causing knee-high levels of water to invade each room. Since you were gone for a few days, the water has been sitting long enough to cause a lot of damage. Not a pleasant surprise, to be sure. After all, mold remediation can be a complicated process, and there’s the possibility that many of your belongings will be in poor condition, with little chance of saving. All your heirlooms, best clothing, and soft goods will be goners once mold takes hold.
Plan to Survive
Thankfully, a well-planned mold remediation service can give you an advantage, even if time has passed. With the right approach, a service can restore valuable and cherished items to pre-flood status. Mold remnants can be kicked out like a bad tenant.
For example, a Certified Industrial Hygienist can use sophisticated moisture-sensing equipment to find potential “breeding grounds” where mold colonies can thrive. If it’s hidden in places like underneath floors, inside walls, or in the attic for extended periods, then your problems will only continue.
As stated, you need a game plan – one that saves many of your belongings and the property itself. After all, a bad mold invasion can end up evicting you from a place if it becomes uninhabitable.
Before remediation can occur, you need to schedule an air and/or surface sample test. An Industrial Hygienist (IH) will verify the level of black mold toxins before beginning remediation. As a result, the remediation company will establish a mold spore count baseline for the project, which gives the remediation company an idea for how to proceed.
Put a Stop to Further Mold Damage with Mold Remediation
Mold will continue to grow on your property if you don’t eradicate it. To do this, a service will need to remove porous building materials, such as drywall and carpeting, to stop further contamination. Any torn-out debris is safely disposed of so that remaining areas can be properly cleaned and sanitized.
At Soil-Away, we typically use HEPA vacuums and HEPA air scrubbers to remove and capture microscopic mold spores. However, we will also sand, dry-ice blast, or will use other methods to remove and capture remaining mold spores. Next, we dry the areas with large fans and dehumidifiers before replacing any of the damaged components with fresh materials. Our Esporta Wash System can sanitize soft contents to a food-grade safe level, thus eliminating the mold issue.
This means that any heirlooms and fabrics have a good chance of surviving, because the Esporta is 90% effective. We will inventory, document, and dispose of any unsalvageable items. Thankfully, past experiences show that our clients tend to keep more than they lose.
Evict Water and Mold from Your Space with Mold Remediation
Once the remediation process is complete, a post-remediation verification (PRV) test is needed before anyone occupies the premises. The goal of the test is to confirm whether the predetermined mold spore counts have been eradicated. Soil-Away aims high, with a thoroughness that is mandatory.
Let us effectively banish mold from your flooded home or office. We also provide storm damage restoration, biohazard remediation, and furniture and carpet cleaning. Call Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration now at (603) 641-6555. We have a mold remediation plan that is just right for your scenario, no matter how dire it seems.
Fire damage adds yet another layer to a terrible experience. Following the trauma of such an event, you will have to face the aftermath of flames and the damage it causes to your property. This can be a complicated process if you’ve never encountered a property damage situation before.
Thankfully, there is a process to erase the damage from your property. First, you must assess the damage, sort your belongings, and then begin to clean up the mess so you can return to normalcy. Soil-Away can help.
What is the Fire Damage?
You’ll need to assess structural and contents damage caused directly by the fire. Smoke can cause as much damage as the flames themselves. Any water and materials used to extinguish the fire leaves a mark as well.
For the air duct system, we thoroughly remove airborne pollutants such as residual soot, dust, and potential mold spores. Our expert restoration team can examine actual physical damage and the potential of microbial infestation in the surviving structure.
To start with, an Industrial Hygienist (IH) will conduct a property evaluation to detect issues such as asbestos, lead paint and/or mold. This process may include air and/or surface sample tests. The goal is to confirm the level of toxins before beginning remediation. This will help determine the size and scope of the restoration process and ensure proper safety protocols are established prior to the project commencement.
What Survives from Fire Damage?
We’ll work with you during this part of the process to safely inventory, document and dispose of any debris and unsalvageable contents on the premises. We tear out damaged drywall, flooring, and other components for later replacement.
Certified Esporta operators save and restore tens of thousands of fire- and smoke-damaged items a year. Soft goods like heavy clothing, camping gear, and regular bedding accessories are a priority, and often more can be saved than expected.
However, any unsalvageable items are inventoried, documented, and disposed of with the debris. Our clients benefit from 24-hour turnarounds on emergency and sentimental items, leading to quicker claim settlements. Contact us and begin rebuilding to normalcy.
From Fire Damage Clean-up to Normalcy
Traditional washing applications cannot fully restore belongings and property in the wake of a blaze. This is why operators use the Esporta iS4000 Wash System, a state-of-the-art tool to even the odds. This technology boasts 35% less water consumption than traditional laundry jobs.
This results in better restoration of textiles and soft contents, restoring 85% of the contents that traditionally would have been unsalvageable. If not dealt with quickly and appropriately with the right equipment and techniques, water – combined with smoke, soot, and the contents of your structure – can result in hazardous effects to the indoor air quality. This can hurt building occupants—pets, children, and others.
During a clean-up, it is important to clean and sanitize the remaining areas once torn-out debris is taken away for disposal. Debris and soot will contaminate any property marked by flames. In order to restore a clean and healthy environment, operators can use HEPA vacuums and air filtration systems to clean all affected areas. We thoroughly sanitize and deodorize everything. Once we finish the cleaning, we will take photos for the insurance company so you don’t have to. This saves you time and creates a speedier claims process.
Restore Normalcy with Soil-Away
Soil-Away Cleaning & Restoration guarantees a return to normalcy following all the right steps. By using proven methods and current technology and tools we can erase the bad experience that a fire causes. We have experience with fire damage, and we understand how to stop further losses. Call the professionals at Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration at (603) 641-6555.