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Remediation in Your Covina Home or Business for Mold Is Critical

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Captures Mold Spores During Remediation in Covina

SERVPRO Mold Damage Remediation Procedures in Covina

Removing water from a flooded building is many times the easy task when it comes to restoring a home or office. Clean-up crews need to make sure that excess moisture has been removed from any place that mold might take hold and grow. If they do not rid the structure of all dampness, the resultant contamination can be much more costly than water removal.

Mold remediation standards are determined by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). When it comes to remediating mold damaged Covina homes, there are five principles that provide SERVPRO guidance for every job, no matter how large or small.

One - Provide for Health and Safety - Since mold spores may cause health effects. Our remediation teams do everything possible to protect not just our technicians, but the occupants of the building as well. This means special safety practices to limit and expectedly prevent exposure from the mold as it is disturbed during the cleaning process. And stop it from spreading to uninfected areas of the building. This containment technique will depend on the circumstances of the infestation.

Two - Document Conditions and Processes - At the beginning, our inspectors record the extent of the mold contamination as well as the moisture saturation level in the affected area. Once our technicians have finished remediation, our report may be provided to an independent inspector to ensure the building is safe to inhabit. This report disclosure is dependent upon the agreed upon procedures.

Three - Control the Mold Containment at its Source - Isolate the mold growth and the spores. One of our most important actions is to place negative air pressure machines wherever drywall demolition is taking place. This method of treatment captures the mold and spores that go airborne and also makes removing infected drywall more efficient.

Four - Remove Contamination - When mold grows past the point where the items or building materials can be cleaned, it must be removed. The damaged material is removed in as few pieces as possible to prevent additional exposure or spreading of the mold. The debris is wrapped and discarded according to codes and regulations. Once that is accomplished, we use commercial vacuums with HEPA filters to remove loose mold and then wipe down every surface with anti-fungal and other cleaning products. Air scrubbers may be placed to capture errant mold spores circulation within the structure.

As a locally owned franchise, SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina is proud to serve our neighbors and fellow Covinans. If you believe you may have a mold problem, call us today at (626) 387-4111. We're ready to help.

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