Mold In Your House – What To Do ?

Having mold in the house is a problem that must be taken very seriously. People sensitive to mold often suffer from allergic reactions such as skin rash, red eyes. sneezing, among others. In more extreme cases, mold can cause shortness of breath, especially in people with respiratory problems such as asthma.

The biggest issue is that many people are not aware of this problem and its risks. Also, the vast majority of people let the problem escalate to the point of being an emergency. Here are the steps you should follow in case you have mold problems at home

If you have mold problems at home follow these 4 steps

1. Evaluation by an expert of the current condition and source of contamination

It is important to understand the source of the contamination. This will eradicate problem at its root, thus certifying it won’t reoccur again. Moreover, proper identification of the source of mold can help categorize its nature and ensure proper treatment is performed. This stage require high level of expertise in using specialized equipment. Thermal imagery, scrubs and moisture detection meters are paramount.

2. Plan the work

An IICRC certified Project manager should perform a site evaluation prior to the beginning of the work. The purpose is to identify the strategy and logistics for tackling all aspects of the remediation as well as providing solutions to any limitations that might be foreseen. This process pinpoints the methodology to be used and the time requirement to eliminate the problem.

3. Professional Execution

Doing the work yourself will only bring a temporary solution. Besides, it should be guaranteed that the problem will not appear again. At Renovco we make use of the most recent developments in the cleaning and restoration industry. Our technicians are properly trained and qualified to know how to contain and treat the area, adopting the IICRC protocols in all its procedures. Whether your home needs a complete mold repair under negative air pressure or just a deep surface cleaning, rest assured that we will find the most suitable solution for your situation.

In very extreme cases we have to remove everything from the home while the mold remediation work is taking place. A full-service moving company can remove everything and bring it to storage in Ottawa or move you to a temporary home or apartment while the work is being done. If the mold is really bad you will want to move out completely.

4. Finish final touches

The quality of workmanship is evaluated by the quality of the finishing touches. The show work is as important as the effort spent behind closed walls. Our personnel will take the time to insure that the final look satisfies your expectations.

If you are interested in obtaining more information about mold decontamination or learning more about our services, contact us.