Interior Remediation and Clean Up
Our top-of-the-line, interior mold remediation services leave no area inside your home or office unturned. Burlington mold remediation and removal usually consist of containment, cleaning and removal of mold-contaminated materials, and a clearance check.
Our Burlington mold removal company starts with the containment, which consists of plastic sheeting stretched over a door frame with a slit entry for the workers to go in and out. Inside the containment area, all openings such as air vents and doors must be sealed with plastic to prevent the spreading contaminants to other parts of the building.
A negative air machine with HEPA filtration is attached to an opening in the containment drawing air from the affected area, filtering it, and venting it outside the building. The negative air pressure that this maintains in the containment prevents any of the mold spores and other contaminants from escaping and affecting other parts of the building while the cleanup in progress. Once secure attainment is achieved, the mold cleanup can begin.
In general, the cleaning methods used include wet vacuuming, damp wiping, HEPA vacuuming, and removing and discarding damaged materials, depending on the material and severity of contamination.
Porous materials such as upholstery and carpets are HEPA vacuumed, wet vacuumed, or discarded. Wood surfaces are usually wet vacuumed, damp wiped, and HEPA vacuumed. Other porous materials like drywall are HEPA vacuumed and discarded. Depending on the extent of mold contamination, wood surfaces might also be removed and discarded. Air duct mold is treated especially carefully as it can push spores into different rooms. Non-porous hard surfaces such as plastics or metals can usually be wet vacuumed, damp wiped, and HEPA vacuumed. After all of the contaminated materials are cleaned and/or removed, and the entire contained area, including the inside of the containment itself, has been cleaned, the clearance check can take place.
The containment is never to be removed before the mold damage repair passes final clearance. The clearance must be done by a licensed Mold Assessment Consultant and never by the mold remediation company that is actually doing the mold cleanup. The mold assessment consultant ensures that there is no conflict of interest and that the area is thoroughly tested and is safe to reoccupy.