If your are in need of mold remediation services from SERVPRO Ft. Lauderdale North or SERVPRO Plantation, you may be wondering how we do it. How do we know where there’s mold? How do we get rid of it? Who else do I need to hire? Well, we’re going to share with you today the complete step-by-step mold remediation process.
Step 1: Determining Mold
A third party mold inspector will need to come in and determine that there is, in fact, a mold problem, and the extent of the mold problem. You can either find one yourself, or call us for someone we recommend. The reason we cannot do the mold inspection ourselves is because of a Florida state law that protects the homeowner from being swindled by seedier remediation companies. If another company tells you they can do it themselves, in the state of Florida, it is a crime.
Step 2: Containment
Once a mold inspection has been done, we start mold containment procedures to help prevent the spread of harmful mold and mold spores while cleanup is taking place. We set up what is known as “air scrubbers” to clean the air of possible contaminates in the quarantined area while the job is being done.
Step 3: Mold Cleanup and Total Mold Remediation Process
After containment is set up, the cleaning can begin. Depending on the amount of mold present, our team may need to do little more than antifungal/antimicrobial treatments; or, in some cases, gut out drywall and flooring in order to eliminate mold colonies altogether.
Although you will need to hire a general contractor to replace any of the structure that needed to be removed, “restorable” items, such as curtains and furniture, can be thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and deodorize by our specialists.
We’ll work closely with property managers and/or insurance companies to ensure the mold situation is handled as quickly as possible with as little hassle as possible. While we here at SERVPRO Ft. Lauderdale North and SERVPRO Plantation hope you won’t be in need of our services, should the need arise, we’ll be there to make it “like it never even happened.”