Mold remediation, or just remediation, is the process of removing and cleaning an environment of mold growth and mold infestation.
A common question we are asked by our clients in regards to mold remediation is “If I have a mold problem do I hire a specialist or can I clean the mold myself?”
The answer depends on extent of the mold contamination. Depending on the types of mold growth, the amount of colonies and the size of the mold contaminated area. According to the EPA, if the impacted area is less than 10 square feet, the molds present are a type 1 allergen; then they state this can be cleaned by the average homeowner or property owner. However, in order to determine they types of molds present, toxic mold or type 1 allergen, and to identify if extent of mold contamination, it is HIGHLY recommended to first have Certified Mold Inspections perform an inspection and mold testing. This can help prevent the spread and cross contamination of potentially toxic mold,
We write the mold remediation strategy and mold cleanup strategy in NJ, PA, NYC, LI, FL, and CT through our after each of our mold investigations.
It is NEVER recommended for individuals who are not Certified Mold Remediators (CMR) to attempt to perform mold clean up or mold remediation on mold contamination greater than 10 square feet, regardless of the type.
The cleaning and removal of mold can be very dangerous:
- Always consult with a trained mold specialist for black mold remediation and removal
- All individuals performing cleaning need to take the necessary safety precautions. These include but are not limited to latex gloves, protective eye wear, and wear at a minimum a N95 mask. It is important to make sure to thoroughly dry the basement or impacted area during the mold remediation process.
- Due to the fact many mold types are both pathogenic and toxic, it is important to follow guidelines of an accepted authority. The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Disease Epidemiology has developed the Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments document for help.
- During mold cleanup it is important to be very thorough.
- We write the safest and best methods to remove mold and mildew based on industry guidelines
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is another great source for information on mold remediation and mold cleanup.
Prior to beginning any mold remediation it is important to find the source of the water intrusion that is causing the mold problem. If the water problem is not resolved mold can grow back within 24 – 48 hours.
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