After flood or water damage, there’s a silent problem that can grow—the dreaded black mold. Before any mold remediation services can begin, we will look for the source of the mold – any water damage or leak that is causing the problem, and remedy it so that the problem doesn’t come back. This limits further damage and saves time and money down the line. Then the process of drying, dehumidification and mold remediation can begin.
What is Mold Remediation?
Mold contamination is a proven, serious health risk and immediate removal is key. Effective and Safe Mold Remediation involves many protective measures:
- Sources of moisture MUST be eliminated to prevent future mold growth.
- The mold MUST be contained in the area it is in and not allowed to become airborne and spread.
- The dead mold and spores MUST be removed from infected areas.
- Infected areas MUST be treated to protect against future mold colonization.
Our Mold Remediation Process
Mold “Remediation” is much more than just cleaning up the mold. At J&J ERS, we pride ourselves in following the strictest of industry protocols as defined by the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
Proper containment and removal of mold growth is essential to preventing further spread and contaminating air with mold spores or toxins.
Frequently, the two best senses in determining a mold problem are your eyes and nose. However, some of the most dangerous microbes often flourish in areas behind walls, under insulation, crawlspaces, attics, etc. Assessing a mold contamination through lab testing is a good idea and we recommend you use an environmental specialist or inspection firm.
Mold Remediation Plan
Determining the cause of your mold infestation is key to preventing reoccurrence. Once the moisture source is identified and controlled, our system of containment, removal techniques and analysis will be vigorously employed. In most cases, a containment area will be established using impermeable plastic barriers and utilizing negative air pressure to contain spores. The HVAC system will be isolated, if necessary
Proper disposition of the mold is determined by its location and the specific materials it has colonized. Removing the mold includes several options; wet washing, wire brushing and HEPA vacuuming to name a few. In some cases complete removal of infected materials is mandatory (ie., drywall). Once cleaned an area may require the application of biocides, based on written protocol.
SOME OF THE MEASURES THAT OUR TECHNICIANS WILL UNDERTAKE TO SOLVE YOUR MOLD ISSUES INCLUDE:
- Coordinating repair of all leaks
- Extracting water in the building
- Drying the structure
- Removing and remediating damages caused by mold
Often, third-party post-treatment testing is appropriate especially if airborne mold spores were detected in the evaluation phase. Mold mitigation is a very serious business. Mold can grow in cellulose materials, which is found in wood and drywall. Mold usually thrives in humid and moist conditions. It can cause any kind of organic matter in your business or home to decay. Excessive amounts of moisture and mold at your home may present dangerous health concerns. It is important to get the right professionals to carry out the mold remediation process immediately. This ensures the safety and health for you and your entire family. Water damages can cause severe mold growth in your business or residence. We will promptly and professionally rescue you from water damages as well as flood damages that cause mold growth at your business or residence.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE SIGNS OF MOLD:
- Excessive humidity
- Visible mold
- Strong and musty odors
- Evidence of moisture that recently occurred at your home
- Discoloration of walls
HERE ARE SOME TIPS THAT YOU CAN FOLLOW WHENEVER THERE IS A MOLD PROBLEM:
- Find the main water source at your home and what is actually causing mold growth
- Don’t start cleaning without a proper remediation plan
- Contact a professional mold remediation company like J&J ERS for emergency service as well as damage assessment. We have all the equipment and resources in order to get you back up and running as fast and efficiently as possible.