Mold Remediation Process:
All technicians are to wear PPE (personal protection equipment) such as: face respirators, Tyvek suits (non-breathable) and chemical gloves throughout the entire clean up and remediation process. Full faced negative pressure face respirators (North 7600 Series) with CD/CL/HC/HF/OV/SD/P100 HEPA filter cartridges are required. This particular cartridge protects the technician against chlorine dioxide, carbon monoxide, chlorine, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, organic vapors, sulfur dioxide, and the HEPA filter protects from any other airborne particles. We have disposable Tyvek (non-breathable) suits that cover face and entire foot Chemical Gloves – Neoprene, rubber or leather depending on the materials to be removed.
Before the remediation takes place, the technician will quarantine the contaminated area using (4 Mil) zip poly walls. In the work area, a HEPA air scrubber will be used to draw the contaminated from inside to the outside by means of a flex hose (usually vents through a window). This process ensures that the mold does not contaminate other areas within the living space.
Clean Air Plus will develop a project time line and communicate this with the owners of the property, prior to the remediation and rebuild project. In all situations, the underlying cause of water accumulation must be rectified or fungal growth will reoccur. Any initial water infiltration should be stopped, cleaned and dried immediately (within 24 to 48 hours) to prevent or limit mold growth. If the source is elevated humidity, relative humidity should be maintained at levels below 60% to inhibit mold growth. The project emphasis should be on ensuring proper repairs of the building so that water damage and moisture buildup does not recur.