SERVPRO - Warrington Mold Damage
SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Follow Accepted Mold Remediation Guidelines When Dealing with Mold Damage
Mold growth and infestations are silent and can go unnoticed for weeks and even months. By this time, the spores have multiplied into a threat to both the physical structure of a home and the health of its residents.
Dealing with mold damage in Warrington requires a strict adherence to remediation guidelines. SERVPRO trains its personnel to the suggestions and requirements set forth by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) S520 Mold Remediation Standard and the EPA Mold Remediation Guidelines.
The EPA recommends three remediation procedures which we use as a framework for restoration work crews: Clean and dry mold covered or infested materials, dry all items without mold within 48 hours, and dispose of items not salvageable.
The IICRC standards build on those procedures. We have adapted them to inspect, clean and restore your home and property to its original condition.
First, we establish worksite health and safety practices. These rules not only keep our technicians safe but also isolate the affected areas and prevent the spread of mold to unaffected parts of your home and protect your family from further exposure to mold spores.
Next, our crews document the condition of your home and the processes we need to remediate the damage. We test for mold spores in the air as well as moisture levels in the air, surrounding building materials, and personal property.
Third, we control the contamination at its source. Technicians set up negative air machines at the site of demolition (usually drywall and ceiling tiles) to reduce the amount of spores released into the air during removal and disposal. We also install plastic sheeting over air ducts to prevent accidental spread of mold spores through the air ducts.
The next step is to remove the contaminated material and property. First, we wipe down all surfaces with dry or wet sponges, using water or chemical cleaners as needed. For heavier layers of mold, we vacuum the areas using special HEPA filters to catch even a single spore. If the mold has grown into material such as drywall, we remove it from home and dispose of it.
Finally, we correct any moisture levels that are too high. If the air humidity and property levels remain too high, the mold begins to grow again within days after cleaning. Technicians set up heaters, dehumidifiers, and air movers to draw moisture from the air while raising the temperature to speed evaporation.
Mold remediation can be a lengthy procedure, but SERVPRO of West Pensacola is here to walk homeowners through every step and task. If you need our help for an infestation or wish to schedule an inspection, call us at (850) 469-1160 today.
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