The Mold Mitigation Process when Partnering with Industrial Hygienists
The Mold Mitigation Process – Partnering with Industrial Hygienists / Environmentalists
We at SERVPRO of Dane County West often partner with Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalist for mold mitigation. An example of one these jobs was recently completed in Madison, WI. There was visible mold in various areas throughout the basement. The customer initially hired an Industrial hygienist to thoroughly test for mold. Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalists are specialists who tend to approach indoor mold conditions primarily from a scientific perspective. They are trained to take air samples and surface samples of visually apparent mold and develop a protocol for the remediation process. Once they had the sample analysis completed, they called SERVPRO of Dane County West for the mitigation and removal of the detected mold.
The following steps are involved in the mold removal/mitigation process:
- Cleaning all furniture all non-porous furniture in the area and then covering it to protect it from any contamination thereafter.
- Removal of all porous material that have been affected by by microbial growth.
- Setting up containment. We contained this area from the rest of the house and used zippers so that we could gain access to the area.
- We then ducted our air filtration devices to the outside to create a negative pressure environment so that any spore contamination would be contained to that area (as seen in picture). Once all the affected materials were removed, we thoroughly clean the area and treated it with an antimicrobial solution to prevent further microbial growth.
Here at SERVPRO of Dane County West we highly recommend our customers engage Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalists to detect exactly where microbial growth may be found in their homes. This is a partnership we strongly recommend and is mutually beneficial for our customers.
Any home or commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours.
If You See Signs of Mold,
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