COURSE OF ACTION
Below is the general course of action we follow, and recommend you follow if you run into any mold issues.
Isolate the contaminated area. Close all doors and windows between the contaminated area and other rooms of the home/building. Cover all doorways and any other openings with 6 mil polyethylene sheeting. Seal all seams of the sheeting with duct tape and slip openings in the sheeting to enter the contaminated area.
Suppress the Dust
This is done by misting the contaminated areas with an EPA registered antimicrobial.
Remove Damaged Materials
This includes removing ALL wet and mold-damaged porous materials.
Place materials in plastic bags. Discard all wet and moldy materials in plastic bags that are at least 6 mil thick, double-bag the materials, and tie the bags closed. The bags can be disposed of as regular trash once the outside of the bags are wiped with a damp cloth and detergent solution prior to leaving the contamination area.
All non-porous materials and wood surfaces that are moldy must be cleaned. Use a wire brush/sander on all moldy surfaces and then wipe the area with disposable wipes. To dispose of as regular trash, discard wipes in 6 mil polyethylene bags, double-bag and tie closed. Finally, scrub all moldy surfaces using a damp cloth and detergent solution until all mold has been removed and rinsed cleaned surfaces with clean water.
Final Cleaning & Drying
Vacuum all surfaces with a HEPA vacuum, and then clean all surfaces with a damp cloth and/or mop and detergent solution. Discard wipes as described above.
Cleaned materials should be dried to allow leftover moisture to evaporate. To speed up the drying process, use fans, dehumidifiers and/or raise the indoor air temperature
All areas should be visibly free of contamination and debris — no dust and dirt means no mold.
Post–Remediation testing is recommended to ensure that the Remediation has been completed successfully. (3rd party should be hired to perform this test).
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