There have been two important aspects to remember about mold, such as:
- Preventing it by doing things correctly the first time
- Take care of the mold as and when you come across it
Ensuring that your disaster repair services follow a specific process for mold remediation would take care of your home in the best manner possible.
The following steps that could adapt to fit within the policy of the company would serve as a basic process to remediate mold problems quickly.
Step one: learning about the moisture
Assessing mold growth would entail more than merely looking at what has been visibly growing in the corner or on the walls. Mold could be an invisible intruder, growing around and behind what you first see. You should rest assured that it would require inquisitive thinking.
It would be imperative to understand that behind all kinds of mold growth, the basic problem would be moisture and water. Secondly, you should find where moisture is entering the home. The main aim of these two important steps would be to identify the source of moisture and use the location for helping locate all mold growth and not only that is easily visible.
Step two: documenting of mold problem and creation of a remediation plan
Prior to you starting remediation, it would be in your best interest that you should document the mold situation with video, photos, and writing. The warranty team supervisor would be required to use the documentation for developing a proper remediation plan. It would help answer various questions when you begin the work. Moreover, in the long-term, documentation could assist in managing liability for your company or point to larger trends in mold growth.
Step three: calculating the extent of contamination
Mold might not always grow in one area of the house. Therefore, you would be required to figure out how much contamination you were actually looking at. You should calculate the extent of contamination would impact your approach to mold removal and cleanup process. The aim of mold remediation would be to clean up mold growing within the home. You would also be required to avoid exposing homeowners to large amounts of mold.
Step four: remediate mold contamination
Remediation would always entail cleaning up existing mold while avoiding exposure to you along with the homeowners. It would also help in the prevention of new growth by addressing the source of moisture.
Step five: determine whether cleanup is successful
The company should ensure that the mold is gone and does not come back. They should provide you adequate tips on keeping your house mold free.