The Mold Medics Mold Removal Process

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At Mold Medics, our goal is to make sure that your home is not only free of mold and other allergens, but set up for success in the future to ensure that you don’t have reoccurring issues later on. This process applies to the vast majority of our Mold Removal services, however, please keep in mind that each and every service is a bit unique

Step 1 – Mold Assessment

Our mold removal process begins with a free visual mold inspection by one of our service experts. The service expert will come out to your home and investigate the mold issue using visual inspection practices as well as tools like a moisture meter and thermal imaging camera to determine the source and scope of the problem. During this time the service expert will discuss the issues that you are having in your home and ask you about the history and any details about the issue to ensure that they able to determine why there is a problem  in the first place. Depending on the problem, the service expert may recommend mold testing to better determine the scope of the issue.

Once the visual assessment is complete they will sit down with you and explain the mold issue that is present, why the mold problem exists, our recommendations for correcting the issue and of course, the cost for the service.

Step 2 – Containment with HEPA Air Scrubbing

On the scheduled day and time for the Treatment the service technician(s) will arrive at your property to begin the service. They will start by establishing containment around the target area to isolate it from the rest of the property and prevent cross-contamination, or mold spores being spread to other areas of the home. 

Once containment has been established, High Efficiency Particle Air (HEPA) filtering Air Scrubbers will be used to filter the air in the target area, cleaning the air of mold spores and other airborne impurities.

Step 3 – Removal of Contaminated Building Materials

Mold Testing Being performed in Pittsburgh homeWhen some building materials are contaminated with mold or water damaged, there is simply no alternative to removal.  During this stage, while under containment we will remove the compromised materials, using specific practices to prevent cross contamination of other areas of the property. 

 

Step 4 – HEPA Vacuuming

All contaminated surfaces will be cleaned with the HEPA vacuum to remove mold growth. “Soft” surfaces like carpeting will be cleaned with the HEPA vacuum as well, to remove mold spores and other particulates that may have settled within carpet fibers. 
The HEPA Vacuum will remove mold spores from the environment, as well as many other common allergens. With a traditional vacuum, spores are small enough to pass straight through the filters and reenter the environment. HEPA vacuums ensure that spores are trapped within the filters, so only clean air is being released back into your home.  

 

Step 5 – Multi-Surface Wipedown

Surfaces within the treatment area are sprayed and wiped down with microfiber cleaning cloths. The spray in this step helps to prevent spores from becoming airborne during the whipedown, and begin to break the bonds between the the surface contaminants and the surfaces themselves. The microfiber cloths are used to physically remove any lingering spores that may have settled on surfaces and were not removed by the HEPA Vacuum. 

Step 6 – Electrostatic AntiMicrobial Application

Target area will be treated with an antimicrobial applied via an electrostatic sprayer. Since our customer’s well being is our primary concern, we offer a variety of antimicrobial solutions to ensure a custom solution that is up to the job at hand, and meets the individual needs of each customer. We use electrostatic sprayers to apply any disinfectants or antimicrobials that we are using to ensure an even application over the treatment area and maximize their effectiveness.  

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