Last Updated on July 24, 2019 by Gardens Home Management Services
Q. I have called in mold remediation experts to take care of a mold problem in one of our bathrooms. How can I tell if the mold remediation (cleaning) has been effective?
A. No visible mold or related odors should remain after the mold remediation is complete. Also, there should also be no debris left behind. Most importantly, however, is to take care of the source of moisture responsible for the mold growth initially. Visual Clearance and/or testing by an independent third party (such as an Industrial Hygienist) can also ensure that the remediation was completed successfully.
Rolyn performs mold remediation under containment conditions (a plastic enclosure under negative pressure evident by the inward movement of plastic walls). The work area should have been thoroughly cleaned using wet methods such as wet wiping with a detergent solution and by vacuuming with a HEPA vacuum.
If you feel like your contractor has not taken care of the mold properly, consider contacting us. With over 35 years experience in mold remediation, we use the latest technique to ensure the safe and terminal removal of mold and mold spores.
Q. Can mold affect my health?
A. Allergies to mold may develop in up to 5% of the population. In sensitive individuals, allergic symptoms can include; sneezing, runny nose, congestion, red/watery eyes, skin rash, increase in asthma symptoms (for those already suffering from asthma).
Certain types of molds can cause minor skin infections such as athlete’s foot or jock itch. In rare circumstances, mold can cause more severe infections in people who have weakened immune systems such as children and the elderly.
Consult your family physician if you believe you may be suffering from adverse health effects due to mold.
Q. How do I locate a mold remediation contractor that will handle our mold problem correctly and efficiently?
A. There are a number of credentialing programs that provide evidence of health and safety competency including the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and American Society of Health Engineers (ASHE).
Credentials are an important measure of general competency and professionalism, but must be combined with professional education and mold remediation experience.
As in any contractor selection, it is important to ask for a statement of qualifications and a client reference list. Make sure you settle for a contractor who is licensed and insured and proves a successful track record in mold remediation.
We are licensed and insured in over 43 states. We keep a library of case studies and client testimonials that attest to our level of professionalism and mold remediation experience.