An Overview of the Austin Mold Remediation Process
Complete mold removal is difficult and brings with it potential hazards to your health. Left unattended mold grows exponentially and can and has gone so far as requiring homes to be demolished. For this reason, it is highly recommended that any mold remediation project be handled by qualified experts only. So your best bet in Austin Metro area is to contact ATEX Water Damage Restoration. Our contractors are State Licensed Austin mold remediation experts. Approaching the problem this way will ensure that the job gets done right and that all the proper safety precautions needed to keep you and your family healthy will be used. For most people in the United States, their home is their most valuable asset. We’ll work to ensure this water damage and mold problem doesn’t negatively affect the value of your property.
Mold Remediation is Serious Business
You only want to use a contractor that is a Texas State Licensed Certified Mold Remediation Expert. They will have documented qualifications and certifications so that you can verify their expertise. Mold remediation is definitely not a job for amateurs or a project where you should automatically go with the cheapest option. The cheapest option can, and very likely will end up doing more harm than good, leaving your home with long-term mold problems, ending up being by far the most expensive option.
ATEX Mold Remediation Process Step-by-Step
Our technicians will be able to assess the situation and put together a detail action plan that will get the mold clean-up job done as simply and efficiently as possible. Usually, the first thing we will do when you call make an appointment for one of our Mold Remediation Contractors to come out experts to your home or business. Once they are on-site, they will be able to assess the damage, identify any potential health hazards, that might be a danger to you and your family.
Certified Mold Inspection
After the our initial assessment, if you have a serious mold problem in the State of Texas it is required that you have a certified, independent third-party mold testing company test mold samples they take from your home. The rules in Texas do not allow the same company to do both mold inspection and mold remediation. This company will be able to provide you with a scientific report that identifies the type of mold in your home or business and the health risk level that is present. After you get this mold report, contact us and send us a copy of the report. The report gives us more information needed to give you the most specific and best advice on how to move forward.
If you’ve had flooding, the cause of mold growth will be obvious. If the mold has grown slowly over time, the cause may not be as obvious. Whatever the case may be in your situation, the first steps will be to eliminate the water and/or humidity that is the source of the problem. Because mold requires water or moisture to grow, once the source of the moisture is targeted and eliminated, further mold build up problems are unlikely.
Remove Water And Moisture
The next step is usually to completely eliminate any and all mold in the affected areas. Our Technicians will also completely dry out the water or other moisture in the areas that have water damage. Like many things these days, mold remediation has become pretty high tech. Our company employs the latest technology to both identify water and mold problem areas that may not be visible. We use the best and safest mold removal products on the market. Each mold removal project is unique. Your specific situation may require certain products and/or procedures to ensure complete, 100% elimination of all moisture.
A common procedure the removing mold is to set up a “safe zone” that cover the affected areas with plastic sheeting from floor to ceiling. The area is kept isolated by maintaining a negative press using a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtered fan. Additionally, all air vents in and out of the affected areas will be blocked. You then have a contained zone where the mold removal work can continue without affecting the rest of your home or business and with minimal impact on your day-to-day activities.
Remediation Now Begins
After containment, the process of mold remediation begins. All building materials like sheet rock and wood that are moldy and porous need to be removed and double-bagged for disposal. Care will be taken during the bagging and disposal process to eliminate the chances for dispersing mold spores into your home or business. There is no point in cleaning up the affected area and carelessly infecting another area because of sloppy procedures. Mold spores disperse quite quickly and easily and can start growing again if they find the right moisture conditions.
When remediation is completely finished the inspection company will return and do another inspection to certify the mold has been properly remediated.