Mold Remediation

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Mold Remediation

Mold contamination is a proven serious health risk; immediate mold removal is key. Maintaining your home and protecting your family from avoidable disease are two good reasons to assess the potential impact of mold on your home. Many families wait until toxic mold contamination is very high before acting to correct this problem. If the home or building has had current or past water damage, particularly to building materials, a microbial investigation is warranted.

Commercial mold removal, industrial mold removal, residential mold removal, mold decontamination, black mold removal — DryEase Mold Removal NYC has experience and successful completion of mold remediation and flood water cleanup projects in the metropolitan New York area and surrounding boroughs evolving into a most cost effective and reliable environmental group. Regardless of the size or complexity of your residential project, environmental contracting calls for highly specialized skills and knowledge from start to finish. We do it right. Our experience and expertise when it comes to dealing with hazardous substances and materials ensures that your mold problem will be dealt with quickly, safely, and efficiently.

* All of our procedures follow IAQA-IAQC and EPA guidelines

Dry-Ease Mold Removal Services Include:

Mold Removal & Remediation Services /// IAQA – Certified Mold and Microbial Remediation
•      Mold Cleaning, Neutralization, Encapsulation and Prevention
•      Enzyme and Bio treatments
•      Broad Source, limited and local containment
•      Filtration and Fumigation HVAC and Vent/Duct Work Decontamination
•      Structural De humidification & Water Extraction
•      Furniture & Contents Decontamination
•      Property Evaluations and Mold Assessments
•      Expert Witness Testimony and Documentation
•      Environmentalist NETWORK (Errors & Omissions Insured)
•      Catastrophe Services
•      Fumigation
•      Odor Neutralization
•      Electric fogging
•      Sanitizing Carpeting and Upholstery
•      Disinfecting
•      Allergy Cleansing
•      Consultation and Advice
•      Machine Rentals
•      HEPA Vacuum Process
•      Dry-Ice Procedures
•      Restoration
•      Monitor and test post remediation of moisture and humidity
•      Post thermal image retraction

 

Dry-Ease Mold Removal Certified Mold Remediation and Prevention:

  • IAQA-IAQC OSHA Certified mold remediation, microbial remediation and sanitizing
  • Mildew cleaning, retardation, encapsulation and prevention
  • Mold cleaning, removal, neutralization, encapsulation and prevention

The purpose of the clean up process is to eliminate the mold and fungal growth and to remove contaminated materials. As a general rule, simply killing the mold with a biocide is not enough. The mold must be removed since the chemicals and proteins, which cause a reaction in humans, are still present even in dead mold.
Damp wipe
Damp wipe is the removal of mold from non-porous surfaces by wiping or scrubbing with water and a detergent. Care must be exercised to make sure the material is allowed to quickly dry to discourage any further mold growth. With surfaces such as metal, glass, hardwood, plastics, and concrete, you should scrape off as much of the mold as possible. Then, scrub the surface with a biocide or fungicide cleaner.
HEPA vacuum
High Efficiency Particulate Air filtered vacuum cleaners are used in the final cleanup of remediation areas after materials have been thoroughly dried and all contaminated materials have been removed. HEPA vacuum cleaners are recommended for the cleanup of the outside areas surrounding the remediation area. During this process the workers wear proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent exposure to mold and other contaminants. The collected debris and dust should be stored in impervious bags or containers in a manner to prevent any release of debris.

Disposal of debris and damaged materials

Building materials and furnishings contaminated with mold should be placed into impervious bags or closed containers while in the remediation area. These materials can usually be discarded as regular construction waste.

Protocol levels

During the remediation process, the level of contamination dictates the level of protection for the remediation workers. The levels of contamination are described as Levels I, II, III, and IV. Each has specific requirements for worker safety. The levels are as follows:

Level I

Small Isolated Areas (10 sq. ft or less) for example, ceiling tiles, small areas on walls.

* Remediation can be conducted by the regular building staff as long as they are trained on proper clean-up methods, personal protection, and potential hazards. This training can be performed as part of a program to comply with the requirements of OSHA Hazard Communication Standard ( 29 CFR 1910.1200).
* Respiratory protection (for example, N-95 disposable respirator) is recommended. Respirators must be used in accordance with the OSHA respiratory protection standard (29 CFR 1910.134). Gloves and eye protection should also be worn.
* The work area should be unoccupied. Removing people from spaces adjacent to the work area is not necessary, but is recommended for infants (less than 12 months old), persons recovering from recent surgery, immune-suppressed, or people with respiratory diseases.
* Containment of the work area is not necessary. However, misting and dust suppression is recommended.
* Contaminated materials that cannot be cleaned should be removed from the building in sealed impermeable plastic bags and disposed of as ordinary waste.
* The work area / areas used by workers for access / egress should be cleaned with a damp cloth or mop and a detergent.
* All areas should be left dry and visibly free of contamination and debris.

Level II 

Mid-sized Isolated Areas (10-30 sq. ft.) for example, individual wallboard panels.

* Remediation can be conducted by the regular building staff as long as they are trained as for Level I. Respiratory protection, occupation of the work and adjacent areas, and handling of contaminated materials are the same as for Level I.
* Surfaces in the work area that could become contaminated should be covered with sheet (s) of plastic that are secured in place. This should be done prior to any remediation process to prevent further contamination.
* Dust suppression methods, such as misting (not soaking) surface prior to remediation, are recommended.
* The work area / areas used by workers for access / egress should be HEPA vacuumed and cleaned with a damp cloth or mop and a detergent.
* As with Level I, all areas should be left dry and visibly free of contamination and debris.

Level III

Large Isolated Areas (30-100 sq. ft.) e.g., several wallboard panels
* Industrial hygienists or other environmental health and safety professionals with experience performing microbial investigations and/or mold remediation should be consulted prior to remediation activities to provide oversight for the project.
* It is recommended that personnel be trained in the handling of hazardous materials and equipped with respiratory protection (N-95 disposable respirator). Respirators must be used in accordance with OSHA respiratory protection standard (29 CFR 1910.134) Gloves and eye protection should also be worn.
* Surfaces in the work area and areas directly adjacent that could become contaminated should be covered with a secured plastics sheet (s) before remediation to contain dust / debris and prevent further contamination.
* Seal ventilation ducts / grills in the work area and areas directly adjacent with plastic sheeting.
* The work area and areas directly adjacent should be unoccupied. Removing people from spaces adjacent to the work area is not necessary, but is recommended for infants (less than 12 month old), persons recovering from recent surgery, immune-suppressed or people with respiratory diseases.
* Dust suppression methods, such as misting (not soakings) surface prior to remediation, are recommended.
* Contaminated materials that cannot be cleaned should be removed from the building in sealed impermeable plastic bags and disposed of as ordinary waste.
* The work area/areas used by workers for access / egress should be HEPA vacuumed and cleaned with a damp cloth or mop and a detergent.