Microbial Growth

Dealing With Mold?

Fun Fact:

Did you know that there are over 100,000 Strains of Mold & Fungi and using bleach can disrupt surfaces and spread spores into the air adding moisture to mold thus providing more resources for growth. It can change color of mold and make finding the source more difficult and bleach can damage woods and other surfaces. Mixed with ammonia, it creates a DEADLY GAS! Avoid Using Bleach around Urine and Toilets!

OSHA was the first federal agency to STOP recommending the use of Liquid Bleach for Mold Remediation

Industry Standards

Neither the EPA or other Federal Agency has set limits for Mold or Mold Spores. There is NO STANDARD for Compliance because mold is a naturally occurring material, so the goal is to reduce or eliminate harmful spores and reduce general quantity.

We do follow the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration) to ensure that we are a master of our craft this includes:

• S500, Standard and Reference Guide for Professional WATER DAMAGE restoration

• S520, Standard and Reference Guide for Professional MOLD restoration

Determining Mold Spores

An initial test of the current environment sets the parameters of the remediation, it will display the amount of microbial spores present in the area. To avoid liability or collusion Property Craft always uses a third party testing company to identify the types of strains to determine procedures. A Clearance Test will show a significant reduction on common strain and little to no present spores for HARMFUL spores.

Our Process

Identify the Source

It is very important to find the source of this issue. If we do not stop it at its source it will be an ongoing issue to the structure.

Document Damages and Moisture Read

We now document all damages and perform moisture readings to identify where the water has traveled to. Being that it is difficult to identify water travel with the human eye we have special equipment to identify that.

Perform Testing(s)

We reach out to a third party testing company to perform a microbial spore test as well as an asbestos test depending on the type and amount of material being removed.

Build Containment

We identify zones of containment needed to ensure that while we are performing demolition/cleaning, we are not dispersing spores to areas that are not affected.

Remove Affected Material and Reach Dry Standard

We commence demolition, cleaning, and drying. After the removal of affected material as well as deep cleaning of structural material we still need to dry the material to ensure mold does not return.

Mold Clearance Test

Once we reach the dry standard we will request for a final clearance testing from a third party to ensure that when we leave the environment is cleaner than when the structure was a first built.

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