After we have thoroughly inspected your premises, and the lab results have confirmed that mold is present, you are strongly advised to have the mold removed. That’s because, depending on its strain, mold can have a very severe impact on your health.
In choosing mold remediation professionals, you must be sure that you can trust that those professionals are truly concerned about you and all others who may potentially have been exposed to toxic mold. You must also be sure that they are knowledgeable, systematic, and absolutely thorough in removing it.
You must always remember that mold stores are very tiny and lightweight, and can travel very easily through the air. Thus is you do not follow proper precautions, or if the containment measures undertaken by your professionals are not adequate, the mold spores can make their way into clean areas, and start growing again.
TO GUARANTEE THAT ALL MOLD IS PROPERLY REMEDIATED,
ATLANTA MOLD AND CLEANING HAS DEVELOPED, BASED
ON EPA GUIDELINES, THE FOLLOWING BASIC PLAN OF ACTION:
Bring all moisture problems under control. We must identify where the source (or sources) of water are, and eliminate them. Unless all water sources are completely eliminated, the mold cannot be permanently removed.
Thoroughly dry all wet materials, including upholstery and carpets. For total drying it may be necessary to apply strong water extraction methods. And there are some times when some types of materials, such as drywall, or wood, or carpeting or other porous material may have to be removed and discarded.
Before setting up containment, remove any and all items, including furniture, from the area which is infected with mold. Before any items are moved from one room to another, they must be HEPA vacuumed.* They must also be cleansed with chemical mold inhibitors. In extreme situations all furniture in the infected area that is to be moved must first be cleaned under negative air pressure.
*HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuums contain filters that can trap tiny, micron-sized particles.
Isolate the contaminated area from the rest of the premises with polyethylene sheeting to prevent the mold from spreading to clean area.
Sand and clean all mold growth on all surfaces. And if, as sometimes happens, the growth turns out to be excessive, remove the entire area and properly discard it.
Completely dry, filter and fumigate the contained area. Filter the air with HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers to clean mold spores out of the air, and then set up dehumidifiers to dry everything out. After everything has been cleaned and dried, install any new materials as necessary, and then completely fumigate and deodorize the area.
Note: during the remediation process, all occupants of the home or office must be evacuated from the premises.