Mold Remediation Process
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Knowing what to do next is key to solving your mold remediation problem. Sphere’s team is prepared to provide you immediate assistance and tailor a comprehensive solution to isolate, contain and remediate the mold.
During the initial phone call, we will require some basic information to begin your mold clean-up and restoration service project.
- Property address
- Contact Information
- Property insurance information (when applicable)
- How large is the mold growth area? Over 10 square feet?
- When did you first discover the mold?
- Is mold present on the walls, ceiling, carpeting, molding, furniture, drapery?
- Has there been water damage, if so when? Have the materials been wet over 48 hours?
- Where is the mold located in the house? In the basement? Single location? Single room?
- Is the area finished or unfinished?
- Are there existing moisture problems in the area?
- How can we access the area, separate entrance or stairwell?
After our customer care specialist has a better understanding of the mold problem they will dispatch a mold remediation team or remediation manager to evaluate and assess the size of the mold problem and identify any mold-damaged materials. Our 7-step process takes all the proper steps to determine the moisture or water source, plan the remediation process, remediate the mold, clean and sanitize the space, and restore your home as quickly as possible.
Step #1 Assess Mold Area and Materials
Upon arrival, our trained team will carefully inspect and assess the size of the mold problem and also note the mold-damaged materials and property. They will ask additional questions to confirm how/when the mold was discovered, explore if there was specific moisture or water damage event, and inquire about the timeline of discovery. This assessment of the area and materials is critical in developing a successful remediation plan, to minimize any inconvenience to you and your family during the project.
Step #2 Identify Moisture Source
Mold spores need moisture to multiply making it critical to determine the source of the moisture or water before the remediation begins. If this is not done, the mold may return. We have a competitive edge for this critical step, with our sister company, 20000 Leaks Under the Basement, Maryland’s Basement Waterproofing Company. They specialize in troubleshooting water intrusions and provide proven waterproofing solutions for a moisture-free and dry basement.
Step #3 Plan Remediation Process
Based on what is learned during the initial evaluation, we will outline the remediation plan. This includes effectively isolating the mold, identifying remediation methods, and selecting protective equipment for our team. We also determine containment equipment for the area based on the total surface area affected according to recognized remediation guidelines.
Step #4 Equipment Required
Special filtration equipment known as air scrubbers with powerful HEPA filters are used to keep mold spores from spreading during the remediation process. Depending on the size of the affected area, containment barriers, including ducted negative air machines, may also be used. During the remediation process, typically fans, heating, and cooling systems are turned off to prevent the spread of mold to other areas of the home.
Step #5 Mold Remediation
Strict guidelines are followed during the remediation process. Antimicrobial products and treatments are used to destroy the mold and discourage new colony growth on non-porous products. Many times it is necessary to remove and discard drywall, wood molding, and carpeting if heavy mold growth is present.
Step #6 Drying, Cleaning and Disinfecting
Our team will assess all damaged materials and belongings to determine what can be saved, cleaned, and disinfected. Any materials that are wet, and not moldy, can be dried with air movers or vacuums as long as it is within 48 hours of any water event. Restorable items and belongings such as furniture, decorative items, clothing, and carpeting affected by mold will be disinfected, cleaned, and dried. We may also use fogging equipment to remove any residual odors.
Step #7 Restoration
After the water or moisture problem has been resolved and the mold has been remediated, Sphere’s restoration team will begin the rebuilding process. This could mean replacing drywall and any other building materials removed during remediation. Our goal is to have your living space back to normal and in its original condition as soon as possible with minimal disruption.
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