Very detailed precautions must be taken during the remediation process. First, the area being remediated must have a containment area set up to prevent disturbed mold spores which will become airborne from spreading to other parts of the home and contaminate an otherwise mold free location.
Inside this containment area, we use an industrial strength air scrubber which cleans the air by pulling it in one end of the machine, passing the air through a filtration system within the machine, and blowing the air out into a tube that is run to the outside of your home.
After this is done, the remediation specialists physically scrub with HEPA filter vacuums or wipe any heavy mold growth seen on all surfaces. We use HEPA filter vacuums to catch and contain any spores that may have otherwise gone airborne i.e. mold growing on ceiling floorboards or joists. In some cases, it is necessary to remove wallboard, dry wall and insulation to get to the source of the mold.
After the source of the mold growth has been exposed and physically scrubbed, it is saturated with an EPA registered sanitizer designed specifically to kill mold, viruses and bacteria. Once all the mold on all the surfaces within the affected area is killed, we move on to the next step which is what we call Sanitation Fogging. Not only will this kill any mold on the affected surface area, but it kills the mold and other contaminates that are lingering in the air as well.
Optional treatments that may be included in your remediation are the application of our Mold Stain Remover and Mold Protectant and Sealant to prevent future mold growth.