WHO should cleanup mold infestation depends on several factors. The
size of the mold problem is first. if the mold area is less than 10 sq feet, roughly 3ft. x 3ft., in most cases the
homeowner can handle the job, following the EPA guidelines.
If there is a lot of water damage or mold growth and covers more than 10 square
feet, consult EPA guide: Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings. This focuses on schools and commercial
buildings but is applicable to other building types. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/mold_remediation.html
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IF you decide to hire a contractor or other professional service
to do the mold cleanup, make sure the contractor is Florida licensed to clean up mold. Most states do not regulate
mold services, Florida does regulate the mold industry. There are many mold problems that have gotten worse because
of the improper cleanup methods used by an untrained contractor. Consumers should know about mold and cleanup of mold
or know the qualifications of the people hired to do the cleanup.
Texas and Florida do have regulations for mold assessment and cleanup/remediation which helps protect the
Special consideration should be given if the water and / or mold
damage was caused by sewage or other contaminated water. You are advised to call a professional who has experience
cleaning and fixing buildings damaged by contaminated water.
The mold industry business has exploded in recent years.
The new coverage of mold disasters has fuel this business growth. Consumers need to know about the people/companies
they hire, as with any new business the states have not regulated yet, consumers beware.
The EPA has a mold class on line, although it is designed for
environmental and public health professionals it can benefit anyone with mold concerns.
It is "Introduction to Mold and Mold Remediation for Environmental
and Public Health Professionals"
For general information on mold, flooding, EPA mold brochures,
and other mold and moisture control related resources. www.epa.gov/mold.
This EPA mold site has information on mold cleanup, floods/flooding,
mold and health effects and much more.
If you have water intrusion it is important that you dry the
area as soon as possible (24 to 48 hours).
Pictured here is one of many types of fans that can be rented.
It is normally a good idea to have the home's heat on, many use the AC but the heat mode usually takes more moisture
from the air.
This photo below is of air scrubbers from Mold Effect.com.
The unit is usually used in conjunction with mold remediation. It is common to run an air scrubber after and during
mold cleanup (remediation) and before a post cleanup air test. It can remove "dead" & "live" mold spores from
the air. If you clean
up your own mold problem it behooves you to run an air scrubber.
Realtors are having the scrubber run in a
home prior to listing them. With the idea that any mold showing up during the home inspection mold air test will be
from new mold growth.
Here are some web sites that have addtional information on air
Frequently asked questions concerning air scrubbers and mold
Photo below is of area in ceiling under an attic mounted
A/C Air Handler, the area was "wet" with no visible signs or stains. Thermal Imaging camera "found" the spot.
WallRadon Testing, Inc.
Radon & Mold Professionals
Indoor Air Quality Professionals
The ACAC board Certified Indoor Environmentalists at Radon &
Mold Professionals are Florida state Licensed Mold Assessors (Inspectors).
We are a Florida Department of Health certified Radon Measurement
Business RB1938 with 5 certified radon measurement technicians.
We have performed thousands of radon tests and thousands of mold tests and mold inspections
in Southwest Florida since 1999.
We carry $2 Million in Liability with E&O insurance for mold and "Chinese
Drywall" inspections, we also have E&O for mold CLEARANCE inspections.
- Florida Licensed Mold Assessors
- Environmental Inspections / testing performed by
ACAC board Certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE)
- Florida DOH Certified Radon Measurement Business. RB1938
DOH certified Radon Measurement Technicians (5)
Board Certified Indoor Environmentalists
John Cosgrove, CIE / State
of Florida Mold Assessor License # MRS 5
Doug Wall, CIE / State of Florida
Mold Assessor License # MRS 2
Greg Gomez, CIE / state of Florida Mold Assessor License # MRSA763
Detailed reports with source identification, documentation and
recommendations for corrections based on nationally accepted industry remediation standards.
Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras used on all jobs.
Bore scopes, laser particle counters also used.