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The IICRC’s 5 Guidelines For Successful Mold Remediation in Fort Mill

11/12/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Growth of this Magnitude Requires Safe Professional Remediation from SERVPRO

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Service Is Above the Industry Standard for Your Fort Mill Home

Studies indicate and backed up by mold remediation experts, that mold spores are present, even if dormant, in an individual's residential property in Fort Mill. For mold to flourish within your home environment the two factors of a food source, such as cellulose, and moisture are required. If this growth begins in a dark area or void with limited sunlight, the mold proliferation will expand at a greater rate. For this reason, it's important for property owners to hire a professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO to assess the situation and present a practical, safe, and economical mold remediation service. We are IICRC backed with our on-going training.

The IICRC’s 5 Guidelines For Successful Mold Remediation

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has indicated five guidelines that are necessary to complete the mold remediation process. Here are the five steps:

1. Every mold remediation worker must adhere to the required practices that ensure the avoidance of inhalation and unprotected contact with the mold. Safety is always first. 

2. A mold remediation service must complete a thorough assessment that determines the depth and scope of the property owner's damages. Following the assessment, contractors (SERVPRO)  must write out a plan. This outlines every step that will be taken to complete the mold remediation process and is given to the property owner in Fort Mill.

3. Because control is a priority in the mold remediation process, contractors must take steps to prevent the spread of mold that has already begun to grow. SERVPRO utilizes advanced containment practices, even reverse air pressure equipment, to this end. In extreme cases of mold infestations, we will also isolate uninfested rooms using polypropylene sheeting. 

4. Evidence of mold must be eliminated. Simply isolating the mold or removing surface growth is not sufficient. Common household methods for removal such as the use of chlorine bleach are inadequate. SERVPRO employs antifungal and antimicrobial treatments. Special cleaning agents are used for wipe downs for the protection and preservation of household items. Porous materials infested with mold will be discarded.

5. Contractors should utilize preventive measures following mold remediation to limit the property's susceptibility to re-contamination. SERVPRO finalizes the process using "air scrubbers" and HEPA vacuums to capture mold spores. Any sources of ongoing indoor moisture must also be addressed and resolved. 

Why You Should Never Complete A DIY Project

Some homeowners facing a mold infestation want to start eliminating the unwanted fungus on their own. In fact, you could expose yourself to a wide range of health and safety risks by attempting to eradicate mold by yourself. Extensive experience, training, and equipment are necessary to complete the mold remediation process quickly and correctly. Here is an important point to be taken; it is extremely difficult for a homeowner to eliminate, without spreading spores to unaffected areas, the mold growth. 

SERVPRO can offer comprehensive mold remediation for your Fort Mill home.  We will resolve your problem of mold growth, restore any damaged furnishing to pre-loss condition, and protect the structural integrity of your house.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

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