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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Mold Inspection and Remediation Service Undetected water damage can bring about serious mold issues which in turn can lead to various health problems. Usually, professional remediation becomes the only solution when the damage is already systemic or people’s health is gravely compromised. Handling the mold issue yourself may just make matters worse because opening up a wall without the right containment can aggravate the problem. Certainly, you need to find a professional remediator, although finding a good one is not going be that quick and easy. Don’t hesitate to ask these questions before you hire a mold remediation company: 1. Do you believe that mold can be a potential health risk?
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Even if remediators are not health professionals, they need to understand the toxicity of indoor water damage. They need to be aware of the term, mycotoxin, and what the differences are between a mold allergy and a toxic response to a poison.
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2. Do you recommend the environment be tested? Testing should be done before and after the remediation in order to demonstrate whether or not the project has been a success. Of course, such testing should not be done by the remediator themselves as this presents conflict of interest. A third party should perform the procedure so that the accuracy of results can be guaranteed. No mater the results of the tests, your potential remediator must respect them. 3. Do you document the work you have done? Contractors have to document their work using pictures. This is specifically true of work that has something to do with removing building materials. Digital images must be available to the customer once the work is completed. 4. How do you you contain the area? This is extremely important. If the company does not see the need for containment, forget them. Containment should include plastic sheeting and some degree of protection at the entrance to the containment area to prevent cross contamination. Negative air machines (NAMs) msut be HEPA filtered and exhausted outside your home or building. 5. Do you have coverage? There are contractors who operate without any sort of insurance, which may initially lower your costs, but will drive them even higher eventually. Find a company that takes their business very seriously. 6. Do you provide workers the right protective gear? Workers have to wear such things as safety glasses, respirators, hazmat suits and the like. They must wear disposable shoe covers while on site, knowing that foot traffic is a common cause of cross-contamination. 7. What are your rules for disposing waste material? Waste material must be automatically bagged and disposed of following removal. Things shouldn’t be allowed to remain on premises. The route must be very short so as to minimize the possibility of leakage or breakage. Materials should be double bagged to so as to avoid cross-contamination from the first bag. 8. Will your equipment be wrapped? Finally, air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums are key equipment when it comes to mold remediation. These things must contained with a fresh wrap before they are brought into your site. Such equipment may be subject to contamination from older jobs, making your situation even worse if no proper precautions are taken.