Mold remediation is the process by which a certified and/or trained professional performs the removal and/or cleanup of mold from an indoor environment. Mold is normally found indoors at levels that do not affect most healthy individuals. When these levels become abnormally high as determined by indoor air quality testing or a mold inspection remediation is recommended to be carried out by a professional remediation company.
Mold Inspections should be performed by a party certified as a Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist or Council-certified Microbial Investigator by the American Indoor Air Quality Council.
Four steps of professional mold remediation
- Containment - Technicians isolate the area of contamination to minimize the spread of mold spores to other areas of the home.
- Filtration - HEPA air filters and negative air machines run continuously throughout the project. Mold spores, dust, MVOCs, gaseous compounds (i.e. Radon), and other airborne debris are removed from the air.
- Removal and Cleanup - Contaminated materials that cannot be cleaned are removed according to mold remediation standards. Sheetrock, carpet, furniture, and other damaged materials will have to be replaced to prevent mold from returning.