Mold Abatement

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Mold Abatement

Significant mold growth may require professional mold abatement and removal of affected building materials. A conservative strategy is to discard any building materials saturated by the water intrusion or having visible mold growth.


The purpose of the clean-up process is to eliminate the mold and fungal growth and to remove contaminated materials. As a general rule, simply killing the mold with a biocide is not enough. The mold must be removed since the chemicals and proteins, which cause a reaction in humans, are still present even in dead mold.

What needs to be done?

Some materials will need to be disposed off, such as ceiling tiles, insulation, wallboards, carpet, soft furnishings, clothes, papers and books. Non-porous metals, glass and hard plastics may be cleaned and reused. Depending on the degree of mold damage, semi porous wood may be cleaned up by drying, sanding and treating with anti microbial solvent before reusing. In addition your heating, ventilation, air conditioning and crawl spaces will be dried, cleaned and then treated with Hepa filtration to remove remaining mold particles.

Our professional in house technicians follow our well planned mold abatement process to take care of mold clean up and repair to your satisfaction. There are certain steps we follow that insure we get your mold clean up job done right. First the contaminated area is sealed off using plastic sheeting, then we create negative air pressure to direct the mold to prevent mold spores from spreading to other parts of the house, directing the mold away from indoor space.

Mold Abatement Project

 1. All Workers to be Properly Protected in PPE Equipment, Gloves, Tyvek Suits, Respirators, etc.
 2. Set-up critical barriers to prevent cross contamination to structure and also achieve negative air.
 3. All openings such as doorways, windows, vents, airways to be covered with 6 mil-poly. This will insure negative air can be maintained. Full containment.
 4. Set-up Negative Air Machine to minimize airflow 4 to 8 ACH (air changes per hour).
 5. Pre-clean (HEPA vacuum) structure and remove all loose structural debris in doubled (6-Mil) sealed
plastic bags.
 6. The use of electric blower inside each containment area to suspend fine particulates so that they
are captured by a HEPA filter.
 7. Demolition of contaminated structure, then double bagged and removed to dumpster daily.
 8. Scrape, wire brush, orbital sanding, Media and or Dry ice blasting to remove any visible mold growth
from structural materials.
 9. HEPA vacuum, biowash(wet wipe) then HEPA vacuum 2nd time (dust free environment). Clean
and encapsulate any structure members affected by mold. (organic surfaces)
10.HEPA vacuum, double bag and remove all unsalvageable contents to dumpster.
11.Preclean salvageable contents (HEPA vacuum)
12.HEPA vacuum, wet wipe with biowash. Then HEPA vacuum all contents again.
13.Removal of all personal possessions as well as soft goods, i.e. clothing, bedding, curtains etc.
Clothing may be cleaned using standard laundering products.
14.Maintain Negative Air Machine and Air Scrubbers throughout course of job.
15.HEPA Air filtration to run for a minimum of 72 hours after abatement is completed, and then shut
down for a minimum of 24 hours before post remediation testing.
16.Break down of containment barriers