As a mold remediation service, Soil-Away deals with hundreds of flooding situations. Bad things happen when a property is submerged in water. This might sound like an obvious statement, but no one realizes how much damage is possible until it happens to them. Sadly, in a flooding scenario, the aftermath can be just as destructive as the event itself. We’ve seen prized belongings, family heirlooms, and essential items like clothing fall prey to mold infestation. Learning the facts is the best way to begin the recovery process.
What Happens to Submerged Properties?
When water floods a basement, this is the beginning of a potential “breeding ground.” Basically, all those nooks and crannies can store shallow pockets of water. Locating these pockets is no easy task. Determining the threat isn’t possible with the naked eye, and the more time passes, the more the mold colonies can thrive. Colonies can spread into items of clothing and furniture.
Ultimately, when water occupies spaces underneath floors, inside walls, or in the attic, you must use a mold remediation service. Otherwise, you’re risking the health of everyone that occupies the building. In fact, an unattended mold invasion can lead to an eviction. If it becomes excessive, the property could become uninhabitable.
Sample Tests with Mold Remediation
Soil-Away uses air and/or surface sample tests to determine the level of toxicity. In a submerged property case, an Industrial Hygienist (IH) will verify the level of mold contamination and establish a mold spore count baseline for the project. This way, our remediation specialists can proceed in a thorough way.
An IH can use sophisticated moisture-sensing equipment to find hidden pockets and stop mold from spreading. Time is of the essence. Our state-of-the-art equipment gives accurate results to ensure no mold goes unnoticed. After all, an incomplete job only causes more expenses in the long run. Clearly, you want to avoid such scenarios.
Water Damage Solutions
Non-salvageable items must be completely removed. This includes porous building materials, such as drywall, carpeting, and insulation. Unfortunately, this is the only way to stop further contamination. Our experts will safely dispose of torn-out debris. The goal of this process is to leave remaining fixtures properly cleaned and sanitized.
In many cases, we can save submerged belongings thanks to advanced cleaning and sanitization techniques. As part of the process, we can dry-ice blast and HEPA vacuum the structure, which removes and captures any remaining mold spores. With the help of large fans and dehumidifiers, we can dry out needed materials before replacing any damaged components. Our Esporta Wash System sanitizes soft contents to a food-grade safety level, thus eliminating excessive mold.
PRV Tests for Mold Remediation
Ideally, a post-remediation verification (PRV) test needs to occur before anyone returns to the premises. A PRV test can confirm whether the predetermined mold spore counts have been reduced to the desired level. Soil-Away stops working when everything is safe and clean. In most cases, we can erase signs of water damage and restore your property to pre-flood status.
Erasing Mold and Water Damages
With Soil-Away, your heirlooms and fabrics have a good chance of surviving. Our Esporta wash system is 90% effective. In addition, we will inventory, document, and dispose of any unsalvageable items properly and safely. Call Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration now at (603) 641-6555 if you’ve experienced flooding or storm damage.