Remediation is the process of removing the fungal contaminated building materials from the project site. The remediation effort should be accomplished in a controlled environment. The preparations to the affected areas normally involve the isolation of the space from the remainder of the building in order to prevent the cross-contamination of unaffected areas. All penetrations, doorways, and vents are sealed off prior to the removal of the affected materials. Engineering controls, including air filtration devices, decontamination chambers, and HEPA filter equipped power tools are used to perform the actual demolition and removal. The affected materials are then removed and sealed in bags before being removed from the work area. All exposed surfaces are HEPA vacuumed and cleaned to remove any residual mold spores which may be present.
The affected areas are then treated with a biocide solution and the area is allowed to dry thoroughly. The area should then be tested by Environmental Services' experts in order to determine if there is any additional need for further remediation and/or cleaning. After the work is completed and the area deemed clear, the isolation barriers and engineering controls are removed. The area is then ready for replacement materials to be installed.
Once the remediation effort has been completed and the engineering controls and isolation barriers have been removed, the areas are ready for restoration. Restoration is the process in which the remediated area is rebuilt to pre-damage or pre-loss conditions. Restoration efforts include putting up framing, plumbing, sheet rock, texturing, painting, appliance installation, and the installation of fixtures among many other issues. Hire for Rent provides best mold removal remediation service in USA.
10-Year Warranty on All Remediation Work
Environmental Services Inc. stands behind the remediation work performed exclusively by our company. We offer a warranty unique to our field of work. We guarantee for 10 years after our required remediation efforts have been completed that no fungal contamination will occur in the work areas. ESI ensures that proper remediation and preventative measures are taken in the containment areas. We are secure in our remediation protocols and our attention-to-detail attitude allows us to have unwaivered confidence in our work. No other company provides a warranty compared to ESI's. We enjoy going beyond expectations for our clients and we back that up with an unrivaled guarantee.
When to Inspect and Test?
Inspections can be preventative or needed when visible mold growth, health concerns and/or water leaks are present. Our certified inspectors have the skills and knowledge to identify any problem areas with a visual inspection and sampling of any potential mold growth. Samples are sent to our laboratory for analysis and a full report will be constructed based on the lab results, visual inspection notes, any recommendations and an estimate for remediation work in areas that have been found to have fungal contamination. Sampling includes Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) as well as surface samples in our basic mold inspection package. Specific sampling can be done based on the situation at hand.
A mold inspection may include the following:
Professional visual inspection of the property or the area(s) of concern
Surface and/or air sampling for laboratory analysis
Other types of sampling (only if needed and approved)
Infrared thermal imaging
Types of Mold Testing (Sampling)
Surface Sampling: Swab - Sterile swabs are used to collect samples from suspect surfaces. The swab is swiped over the target area and then stored in a buffer solution. After sampling, swabs are packed into an insulated sample chest with ice or frozen gel packs and sent to the laboratory.
Surface Sampling: Tape Lift - Clear Adhesive 3M Brand Cellophane tape is used to obtain a sample from a suspect surface. Samples are then sent to the laboratory for analysis.
Air Sampling - The cassette (spore trap) is used for collecting particles floating in the air. Ambient air is pumped (via a vacuum pump) through the tapered inlet slit of the Air-O-Cell Cassette. The cassette contains a collection media, to which particles from the pumped air attach. The cassettes are sent to an independent laboratory for analysis.
Bulk Sampling - The removal of wall sections or other suspect items in significant portions is known as bulk sampling. Bulk samples are cut away, placed in plastic bags and sealed. They are then packaged into an insulated sample chest with ice or frozen gel packs and sent to an independent laboratory where they are examined for spores and/or cultured as needed. Bulk sampling is used to help identify organisms growing in porous materials. This type of sampling allows for accurate identification of spores. The spores may be quantified and defined as viable or non-viable. Samples may also be cultured to identify fungus types to the species level.
All samples are sent to an independent laboratory where they are analyzed and examined for spores and/or cultured as needed. These types of sampling are non-destructive and allow for spore identification and quantization. The samples can also be cultured so that the organisms can be speciated.