Mold RemediationArizona Fire & Water Restoration, Inc. is licensed and certified in mold remediation and mold prevention. You can be assured that our specialists will prevent mold growth by quickly drying your structure completely after a water loss. However, if you have a mold problem already, we are fully equipped to provide the containment necessary to prevent further contamination.
The first step to proper mold remediation is to thoroughly analyze the type and extent of the problem.
- A visual inspection of the affected area will be conducted to discover the extent of the mold problem and document the type of mold-damaged materials.
- The use of specialized equipment may be necessary to inspect and take air samples in ductwork or within walls or to detect moisture in building material.
- Surface and/or bulk sampling may need to be collected to identify specific fungal contaminants and to establish the appropriate remediation protocol.
- If an active leak is present, the original source of the water damage must be located and stopped in order to proceed with the remediation process.
The purpose of containment during remediation activities is to limit the release of mold into the air and surroundings in order to minimize the continued exposure of remediation technicians, building occupants, and contents to mold spores.
Successful mold remediation requires total mold removal from the indoor environment. This may require the entire removal of the contaminated materials. In most cases, the use of specialized professional equipment will be required to remove and safely contain the contamination without causing further contamination to the indoor environment.
The work area and areas used by the remediation technicians for egress must also be decontaminated. It is advisable that all areas remediated be cleared for reconstruction by an independent industrial hygienist.
While mold contamination can become a serious problem for homeowners, insurance companies, commercial building owners and public institutions like hospitals, universities, and libraries, the best answer to the problem is prevention. When you experience any form of water damage be sure to utilize the 24 hour services of Arizona Fire & Water Restoration, Inc., as your restoration contractor so we can contain the problem and reduce your costs.
If you already have a mold problem contact Arizona Fire and Water Restoration, Inc. immediately to begin the safe investigation and remediation process so that your damages, health dangers, and liabilities do not continue to grow.
Some information and images used from the EPA documentation on mold.