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What is an assessment? An assessment, or a mold remediation plan, is a document prepared by a mold professional. It identifies mold and serves as a guide for the cleanup project. It says what must be done, how it is to be done, and how you will be able to tell if all the mold has been removed. The specific requirements are listed in Section 945 of the Labor Law.
What is Mold? Mold is a multi-cellular fungus, similar to mushrooms and yeast. Mold can be different colors, and look fuzzy, slimy, or powdery. It often has a musty odor when present in large amounts.
Mold requires three things to grow:
- organic food source (paper, fabric, sheetrock, etc.), and
- proper temperature
The presence of mold means there is too much moisture. Moisture problems can be caused by:
- plumbing leaks
- leaking roofs or windows
- high humidity
- condensation due to poor ventilation or insulation It is impossible to ‘mold proof’ your house
However, you can manage mold growth by controlling indoor humidity levels and fixing water leakage problems. To prevent mold from coming back in the future, you must fix the underlying source of moisture.
Mold Remediation Process: Time to clean up the mess! (Typically 1-3 days time)
- Review Mold Assessment Report by licensed Mold Assessor Company.
- Identify and Correct moisture intrusion and or humidity problem.
- Set up decontamination zone to prevent spread of mold spores.
- Set up dehumidification and negative air filtration with HEPA filters.
- Remove contaminated building materials.
- HEPA Vacuum mold spores.
- Use of Antimicrobials to stop mold growth.
- HEPA Vacuum second time.
- Use of Antimicrobials to prevent mold growth.
- Continue dehumidification and negative air filtration for several days.
- Install preventative moisture barriers and ventilation/dehumidification systems.
- On-going monitoring by home owner.