Naturally, in the case of flooding, step number one is to pump out any standing water and remove all personal belongings, which also need to be carefully cleaned and dried if you’re going to try to salvage them. Standard mold remediation includes:
1. Setting up containments and sucking the air out with negative air pressure. (This is similar to turning on your bathroom vent fan.) 2. Next, they clear the air using a HEPA filtered air purifier or scrubber. The air must be cleaned because once they start working on the mold, the spores will begin to fly everywhere like light dust. 3. Wearing protective gear, such as HEPA filtered respirators, goggles, protective suits and latex gloves, the remediator begins taking the affected area apart. Removed parts, such as drywall, are slowly and carefully placed into a bag. 4. Once the affected pieces are bagged, every inch of the area is carefully HEPA vacuumed again. 5. Once the source of the mold has been located, it’s carefully removed using anti-microbial solutions, scrub brush, HEPA filtered sanders, soda blasters, or any other method that will remove the mold. 6. Flood Co LLC will typically treat the area with a disinfectant and a mold inhibitor to reduce the potential of future mold growth. 7. Next, the area is force dried. Once thoroughly dry, repairs can be made.