Interviewing a Mold Remediation Company
Water damage could bring serious mold problems that in turn can lead to serious illness. Attempting to fix the mold problem yourself can only lead to more issues, considering you are not an expert in containment.
Searching for a qualified remediator who knows the risks of incorrect remediation can be hard. Be sure to spend time doing some research before deciding to hire a mold remediation company.
Remediators are far from health practitioners, but they have to understand the toxicity of indoor water damage.
Post-treatment Environment Testing
Some type of testing is necessary before and after to show the project’s success or failure. This testing must not be done by the remediator because of the obvious conflict of interest. Third-party testing yields more reliable results instead. A remediator must never ignore the importance of testing.
Reputable mold remediation service providers always document their work with the use of digital photos. This applies especially to projects where removal of building materials is necessary. The customer should be able to view digital photos once the work is done.
Any company that does not believe in the importance of containment is not worth considering. Two examples of proper containment techniques commonly used today include protecting entrance points to containment site, and plastic sheeting. HEPA filtering of negative air machines (NAMs) is also a must and should be done in outdoor space.
Certain contractors work without any type of insurance, which may reduce your cost. But when something happens, such as an injury or property damage. Stick to mold remediators with legit business practices.
Personnel must work with respirators, safety glasses and hazmat suits. Staff must wear disposable shoe covers in the area site, since foot traffic is a big cause of cross-contamination.
Waste Disposal Processes
Waste material has to be bagged and disposed of right after removal. Stuff shouldn’t be left around premises. The route needs be as short as possible to decrease likely breakage or leakage. Bagged stuff have to be double bagged to prevent cross contamination.
Mold remediation is a process that inherently includes the use of air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums. Such equipment must be secured with fresh wrap prior to entering your location as they could be contaminated from earlier jobs, making your situation even worse.
If you meet a contractor dismisses your safety concerns, look for another prospect. Remember, you are the expert in terms of your health and your immediate home environment. Ask all questions and raise all concerns you think are necessary. Lastly, listen to your instincts as you try to decide as wisely as you can, ensuring that the health and well-being of your family will be safeguarded throughout the process.