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.