What do Mold Remediation Companies Do?
If you’ve discovered mold growing in your home, you know that the first step that you should take is to contact a mold remediation company and have an inspection of your property.
You may call a number of companies to your home (we hope we are one of them!) to give you their professional opinion of your situation. When choosing a mold remediation company, there are several key factors that we recommend you consider.
Whoever you choose to work in your home should be able to explain the remediation process to you in layman’s terms.
We know that we have been educated in mold and it’s removal from homes but do not expect that our customers have been! Mold remediation does require training and equipment but the process can be explained easily to our customers. If a company uses only technical terms and the process seems overly complicated, take them off your list!
Look for signs that your mold remediation specialist uses safety precautions.
Proper safety gear should be worn when dealing with mold. Are their technicians using personal safety equipment such as high quality, high filtration face mask and gloves? If they aren't safe about their own health, you shouldn't trust that they will be about yours!
Ask your prospective mold remediation company the following questions:
Will your chosen company use containment materials to seal off the work area so that mold spores do not become dispersed throughout the home?
What kind of equipment does the company use? Mold professionals use HEPA air scrubbers and vacuums, commercial-strength dehumidifiers and proprietary cleaners.
Will the company be using an air scrubbers and an air exchange through ventilation to remove the airborne mold spores after the mold is physically removed?
Will moldy porous building materials such as drywall, insulation and baseboards be removed and discarded? These materials are relatively inexpensive to replace and difficult to impossible to restore to their previous uncontaminated condition.
What antimicrobial chemicals will be used to clean any remaining mold and mold stains after the demolition has been completed?
Will the area be treated with a sealer or encapsulant to make the treated areas more resistant to water damage and mold?
How much experience and training does the company have in mold remediation and are they certified by the IICRC? A company that has been in the business for at least 10 years will be prepared for any situation and will know how to best handle your job.
Does the company have experience and training cleaning HVAC ductwork in structures that have had a mold infestation?
SERVPRO of Newtown and Southern Litchfield County will answer yes to all of these questions.
We are the areas number one mold remediation company for a reason. If you have mold in your home, give us a call for a straightforward discussion about how we can help!