Rockland County, Bergen County & Westchester County
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Mold remediation generally requires more than simple clean-up. The goal is also to prevent the mold from recurring. This involves fixing the water problem, drying the excess moisture, cleaning the area, and removing the mold.
GUIDELINES FOR MOLD REMEDIATION:
• CONTAIN the mold from spreading;
• KILL the mold;
• REMOVE the dead mold; and
• PROTECT the cleaned-out area against future mold infestations.
Toxic mold remediation should always be performed by trained and certified mold professionals since there are health risks associated with toxic mold.
Containing the mold from spreading
Containment is the first step in mold remediation. Containment involves sealing off the affected area and airspace from the rest of the home. Containment is important for health reasons and is important to stop mold contamination from spreading.
Containment involves sealing off heating and air conditioning vents, sealing doorways and walkways with plastic air containment walls. Doing this will prevent the toxic mold spores from escaping and colonizing other areas of the home.
It is also important that furniture, clothing, drapery, or other items that are present in an area affected by toxic mold are not removed and are kept in the containment area. Mold spores could attach themselves to these items and escape from the containment area.
Killing the moldThe next step is to effectively kill the mold. This can be done with Biocides/Fungicides. Biocides/Fungicides can be a spray that we apply to the mold directly or a type of fog that you introduce into the affected area's airspace.
For a non-chemical alternative to biocides and fungicides, a superheated dry vapor steam technology can be used to both kill and remove mold growths and mold spores from moldy walls, floors, ceilings, heating/cooling ducts and coils, furniture, and other personal possessions.
All chemical application should be performed by trained mold professional wearing protective clothing and respirator at all times.
Removing the moldAfter killing all the mold in the affected area, we remove the mold growths, stains, and mold odors. Even after the mold is dead, toxic mold can cause allergic reactions and illnesses in some people.
Whenever possible, mold-affected materials should be removed and discarded. Porous materials such as ceiling tiles and insulation can be nearly impossible to clean and, in most cases, will need to be removed and replaced.
Protecting the cleaned area
Since mold can be costly and time- consuming to remove, it is important to protect the cleaned area from future contaminations.
This involves fixing the moisture problems that may have led to the contamination, drying any materials or fabrics that have been affected by moisture, and spraying a fungicidal coating on all remediated surfaces.
The fungicidal coating will protect the materials from future contaminations. It may also be necessary to spray cleaned wood surfaces with a clear, liquid, plastic coating to repel water and prevent penetrations.
Once the remediation efforts are complete, we perform a post-remediation inspection to test the effectiveness of the remediation efforts.
On-going cleaning, maintenance, and inspection on a regular basis, including HVAC equipment and ventilation systems, plumbing, roof, siding, windows, and water supply/sewer lines, are necessary to help prevent the re-occurrence of toxic mold infestation problems.
Rockland County NY
Suffern, Montebello, Airmont, New City, Clarkstown, Nyack, Ramapo, Spring Valley, Chestnut Ridge, Haverstraw, Stony Point, Orangetown, Pomona, Piermont, West Haverstraw, Sloatsburg, South Nyack, Upper Nyack, New Square, New Hempstead, Hillburn, Wesley Hills, Grand View-on-Hudson, Kaser, Hempstead,
Bergen County NJ
Mahwah, Ramsey, Alpine, Montvale, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Paramus, Ridgewood, Wyckoff, Ramsey, Franklin, Waldwick, Ho Ho Kus, Woodcliff, Park Ridge, Allendale, Oakland
Westchester County NY
White Plains, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Rye, Tarrytown, Mount Vernon, Mount Kisco, Mamaroneck, Peeskill, Harrison, Ossining, Bedford, Bronxville, Larchmont, Yorktown, Eastchester, Katonah, Sleepy Hollow, Pleasantville, Dobbs Ferry, Briarcliff Manor, Elmsford, Somers, Pelham, Croton-On-Hudson, Greenburgh, Ardsley, Irvington, Rye Brook, Hastings-on-Hudson, North Salem, Tuckahoe, Pound Ridge, Cortlandt, Purchase, Bedford Hills, Mount Pleasant, Lewisboro, New Castle, North Castle, Greenville, Pelham Manor, Town of Rye, Buchanan, Montrose, Wykagyl