INX has been performing successful mold remediation of Residential, Commercial, and Municipal projects for the past 15 years. We cover a territory that spans approximately a 100 mile radius from our headquarters in West Chester, PA, which includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.
Our Commercial & Municipal clients include hospitals, colleges, universities, school districts, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, hotels, nursing homes, restaurants, and much more. Our residential projects range from small apartments and condominiums up to a 21,000 square foot mega mansion and everything in between.
More About Mold
Mold is a member of the fungi family and many species are commonly found in low levels in our Indoor Environment. Prolonged moisture intrusion, water leaks, or high humidity conditions inside a building are favorable conditions for mold growth. Excessive growth will cause damage to building materials and may cause occupants to experience symptoms such as congestion, wheezing, coughing, asthma, or sore throat, as well as complaints relative to odors and skin irritations.
Assessment – The 1st step is always assessment. Don’t guess, get someone who really knows what they’re doing from initial inspection through the final remediation process.
INX mold inspectors have extensive experience in thousands of Mold Inspections and Mold Remediation projects. See our Mold Testing for more details.
Mold Remediation – The 7 C’s – Containment, Contents, Cutting, Cleaning, Coatings, Clearance & Closing!
Setting up the environmental controls is one of the most important steps. The purpose of the containment is to seal off the remediation area under negative pressure to minimize the potential for cross contamination to clean areas during the remediation process. This is typically achieved by utilizing heavy plastic and temporary wood framing. A HEPA (High efficiency Particulate Air) Air Scrubber is placed inside containment and exhausts out of the containment to create a negative pressure differential in the containment. This is what helps keeps dust and other mold contamination from getting out.
Contents Cleaning or Protection
If contents is not impacted, it can be simply removed from the mold remediation area or relocated away from the work area and sealed with heavy plastic during the remediation process. If contents is impacted (has mold growth or may have mold spore deposits), it should be cleaned or sealed in plastic for future cleaning
Any porous or cloth covered furniture and other similar items should be HEPA vacuumed then set aside for further examination or testing. Soft contents and furniture items may need to be discarded based on level of contamination.
Cutting & Demolition
During this phase of remediation, all contaminated building materials are removed and discarded. Some building materials which are not directly impacted may need to be removed to access hidden areas or voids for cleaning and/or remediation.
After cutting, remove contaminated wall coverings, drywall, insulation and finish molding, carpeting, padding etc. and any other building materials required. Place all debris is bag and seal all waste for disposal. In clean areas, all waste bags will be HEPA vacuumed and wiped with disinfectant or double bagged before it is removed from the containment.
All remaining surfaces are first be HEPA vacuumed to remove bulk mold growth and mold spore deposits. All surfaces are then disinfected and wet wiped removing the residual mold, then HEPA vacuumed a second time. Any deep-rooted mold in wood structure may need to be abraded by wire brushing, sanding, blasting, or other means, then HEPA vacuumed and disinfected.
Utilize an airless paint sprayer to coat remediated structural members with an anti-microbial or mold-proof coating. This coating is typically white of clear. It’s purpose to seal up any structural joints or crevices that cannot be thoroughly accessed for cleaning.
After cleaning of remediated surfaces is complete, all surfaces in the containment are HEPA vacuumed, wet wiped with disinfectant and HEPA vacuumed a final time to prepare area for inspection or Clearance testing
The final step is the Closing Report and Documentation. Upon completion of every project, a closing report including before and after pictures, scope of work, test results, Product Data sheets, digital photos, and any future recommendations is provided.
As an added bonus, you will receive a FREE Follow-up Mold Inspection within 1 year after completion of your mold project. This is a great value and a good way for us to check in with you and make sure everything is still perfect. It’s also a good time to answer any questions and review our recommendations from the Closing Report.