Mold Remediation & Mold Removal In Stillwater New Jersey
The IICRC outlines five major principles of mold remediation.
Application of these principles may involve multiple disciplines and professionals from a wide range of restoration and indoor environmental fields; making sure safety and health precautions are taken by cleanup professionals and occupants.
1. Mold-contaminated buildings can be associated with a number of health problems. Anyone involved in the mold remediation process must be protected from exposure through a combination of practices and controls.
2. A post-cleanup assessment performed by an independent environmental expert. An effective mold remediation cannot be developed without first determining the extent of the contamination to be removed. To ensure that remediation work is being properly performed, it is highly recommended that appropriate documentation of the remediation process be kept by project management
3. Ensure that moisture is controlled to limit future contamination or re-contamination. Mold growth is virtually inevitable if moisture is not controlled. Moisture problems must be identified, located and corrected or controlled as soon as possible.
4. Oversee the proper physical removal of the mold. The mold must be physically removed from the structure. Attempts to isolate mold or remove signs of mold on the surface are not adequate. Note that bleach alone cannot kill mold.
5.Control of mold before it spreads further. Eliminating mold at the source of contamination is essential. Once mold spores spread through the air, it will be much more difficult to capture.
The code for mold removal is the S520. This was developed by the IICRC in coordination with ANCI.
This is the standard when it comes to the remediation of mold from homes and businesses. It is been developed by workers scientists, IEP’s, trade associations and others. All designed to protect not only the workers but also the occupants of the home or business during the remediation project. One of these standards is the use of negative pressure to ensure that mold spores and mycotoxins do not spread to other areas of the home or business during the mold removal process. What this does is contain and filter out any harmful particulates that could not only affect the occupants but also result in increased mold growth in other areas. In most cases, we recommend using an IEP to develop a protocol for mold removal. This ensures that there is no conflict of interest as many businesses not only devise their program but then implement which means there is no checks and balances behind the work being provided. At Systematic we feel that this is a conflict of interest and whenever we are dealing with a large amount of mold or anything over 50 ft.² we always suggest employing an IEP to oversee the remediation program.
In the Stillwater New Jersey we can help you eliminate mold and repair the root causes.
In Stillwater there are many different types of homes. These homes all have different construction characteristics but one thing that they all have in common is the heavy winters that we have here in northern New Jersey. This leads to expansion and contraction which eventually leads to cracking of foundations and basement floors which can sometimes allow moisture to permeate our lower levels. In addition, ice dams and other heavy winter abuse can damage our roofs which will sometimes lead to mold growth in our attics. Ice dams can also create situations where water will permeate into the envelope of the home soaking ceilings, walls and floors. This will eventually result in mold and bio contamination with the end result of reducing the value of our home or property and putting the health and safety of the occupants at risk. In certain cases, structural repairs are required to be done to ensure that the problem is fixed long term. Sometimes that will involve a wide variety of work such as roof repair, grading, concrete repair, gutter repair or replacement and more. Systematic can help you fix all these issues at a reasonable price with a satisfaction guarantee.
Another benefit of using our company for your mold remediation services is that being IICRC Certified means that if there is an issue with any of the work that we provide to you, you can have an independent body that will examine the complaint and make sure if anything was not done to code that it be remedied at no further cost. In addition we are also “A” rated with the Better Business Bureau and are fully licensed and insured for mold remediation services in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
We are fully insured and properly trained in the latest and best methods of mold remediation.
Well before we can discuss mold remediation we need to speak about mold assessment.
So what is mold assessment anyway?
Mold assessment is the process of collecting information about where the mold might be in your home or office. Experts generally come in an look over the structure and determine where the mold is hiding. This is generally done by laboratory testing as well as the use of specialized equipment.Sometimes the mold is obvious and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes you have to dig deep within a structure in order to find the problem. This is where an indoor environmental professional (IEP) come into play. They will do the testing and then formulate the clean-up process. There is a written specification for mold removal along with followup testing and mold count parameters. Once the testing and spec is done, mold remediation can start. The removing of the mold is necessary and beneficial for many reasons.
You may not think that mold and mold spores actually are a hazard to your health but they are in a big way. Mold spores are very common within homes and office areas as well as outside those establishments. The comparison of interior mold counts to exterior mold counts sets up a parameter of what is called the normal mold count. This measures types and amounts of molds both inside and outside.What can happen if there is sufficient moisture and growing mediums these spore build up. Mold can cause an allergic reaction for many people. It’s not just the allergies that you need to watch out for, these molds can hinder your health. From a respiratory and physical standpoint and in some cases even causing brain damage and death! And once it gets into your body it may can create all sorts of problems.
Reaction to the mold can happen in a variety of ways, depending on how susceptible you are and how much you take in. When you are at a lower level you will have things like a runny nose, eye swelling and coughing to deal with. But if you are in extreme and severe categories you will have more prolonged and chronic illnesses to deal with. The longer you have the mold, the more susceptible you will be to illness and allergic responses.
Mold removal is imperative to the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones. It is not something to take lightly. There can be VERY serious health consequences from an ongoing mold infestation.If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate in calling us. Often a house or building can become infested with mold after a water loss or disaster. When this occurs, it is very important to invest in a service that provides excellent mold removal and mold remediation so as to get the building environment back to a healthy state of existence. By investing in the right services, people are able to make sure that their home or office is safe and able to be lived or worked in without any issues occurring. Systematic Cleaning and Restoration is the IICRC firm you need to call. Call today!