If mold is found, best practices are: Test-Remediate-Test-Rebuild
Get a Lab Test to put your Mind at Rest. We take a surface swab and air samples, then get an INDEPENDENT THIRD-PARTY laboratory analysis, then send you the results in a written report. Mold tests should be done before and after remediation, to identify the levels of each kind of mold spore present on the property.
We take away visible, hidden, and latent mold. Mold behind walls can’t be seen but has a distinctive musty odor.
Remediation follows a detailed protocol guided by IICRC standards. In a nutshell, we cut out visible and hidden mold, sand off latent mold, wipe down surfaces with a non-toxic antimicrobial, and deploy an “air scrubber” to clean the air.
To prevent cross-contamination:
Restoration or rebuilding includes installing new drywall, replacement of mold-damaged items like wood cabinets, wood shelving, baseboards and A/C boxes. Non-porous materials like metal, ceramic and granite can be saved, cleaned and re-used.