Mold has been in the headlines for years. But the hype is over and you should always be aware of how important it can really be in your home. Especially if there are mold remediation issues with clients’ homes.
A quick action plan will help fix problems before they arise and give buyers peace of mind that their safety isn’t compromised by an unhealthy environment leading them to choose another builder.
Preventing mold is easy when you do it right the first time, but it becomes a problem if nothing is done. Your business should have a process in place to expedite the follow-up of discovered mold after taking appropriate precautions against it. So as not to impact customer service or product quality. We also recommend hiring professionals for mold remediation as they have experience and good equipment. You should hire staff who are mold testing and inspection experts.
Steps for mold remediation/recovery
1. Discover the role of humidity in mold growth.
Mold can be an invisible intruder, growing behind and around what you first see. Properly assessing mold growth requires curious thinking; such sneaky behavior should never go unnoticed.
Mold needs water or moisture as a food source, so it’s important to understand where it comes from. So that your home defense strategy not only works, but also protects those who live there from any potential health issues caused by toxic mold.
Mold can grow anywhere in the house as long as there is moisture and oxygen. Mold usually hides around air conditioners, wall sills or behind furniture where it releases its reproductive cells (spores) into our atmosphere without ever being seen by human eyes.
These spores land on surfaces such as drywall which then begin to reproduce at an alarming rate, creating new generations every day.
Step 2: Document the mold problem and develop a mold cleanup strategy.
When you have a mold problem, it’s important to record your observations with photos and videos. The Warranty Team Supervisor will use this documentation to develop an effective remediation plan for the property that ensures all areas of concern are addressed at the same time.
So there are no future problems when landlords try again or new tenants move into their apartments. The documentation you create now can help your business in the long run or flag broader trends in mold growth for other businesses to take notice.
Step 3: Calculate the degree of mold infestation
When deciding on the best way to clean mold, it is important that you know the extent of your contamination. The goal of eliminating any type of unwanted growth is always elimination without exposing homeowners who may be at risk for allergies or other respiratory problems associated with molds found in their homes which can grow easily when the conditions are good.
The NYC Department of Health has created guidelines to help clean up mold contamination. The levels they recommend can be used by construction companies and businesses.
Depending on the space available for the molds and whether or not they are located in your home’s air conditioning system. You may want to check out these online instructions which will tell you which type you would need at each stage.
Step 4: Eliminate mold contamination
Guidelines for mold remediation are based on the size and location of your contamination area. If you have less than 10 square feet, use level 1 (sanitation). This is a light cleaning that will avoid any serious risk to yourself or others, but will not be enough in case of strong growth.
Level 2 covers larger spaces like living rooms with 30 inches between walls, as moisture can accumulate more easily here than anywhere else. Always wear protective gear when entering these areas as well. According to a company from mold testing in Port St Luciemold testing and remediation should be done by separate companies.