MOLD REMEDIATION

When a preliminary determination indicates that mold contamination exists or is likely to exist, an assessment should be performed prior to starting remediation. An independent IEP who has no business affiliation with the remediator should be used for this purpose.

We "ARE"

...professionally trained with the techniques to erect engineerning controls to help prevent cross contamination during the mold remediation.  

INITIAL CONTACT

...should be made when mold contamination is

discovered, a building moisture inspection should be conducted promptly. Normally done by a 3rd party IEP or IH. 

 

Inspection process

...can require a multi-disciplined approach involving specialized experts from various fields. 

Also includes but is not necessarily limited to gathering  information for 

moisture problems and potential mold contamination.

WORK PLANS & PROTOCOLS

...performed by the contractor and IEP 

provide the basis for developing plans for containment, hazardous or regulated materials, safety and health provisions, contaminated material removal and handling; and ect.

 post  remediation evaluation

...should be  conducted 

by remediators to  evaluate whether or not remediation has  been completed. 

This evaluation 

involves implementing  internal quality  control 

procedures.

post remediation verification

...should be performed by an independent IEP. If the IEP conducting any

activity such as  assessment or post-remediation verification is not independent from the 

remediator, they should disclose in writing to the client that they are

deviating from the Standard.

A Few Things To Know

Having discovered mold in your home may be alarming. Don't disturb the affected area and call a professional today.

SAFETY & HEALTH

When it has been determined that an indoor environment is contaminated with mold, remediation workers shall be protected from exposure. Engineering controls, administrative controls, and 

work practices are the primary means for preventing exposure. Appropriate respiratory protection

or other personal protective equipment (PPE) shall be used 

in conjunction with engineering 

controls to protect workers when engineering controls are insufficient, as 

      indicated in 29 CFR 1910.134(a)(1). Reasonable efforts should be made to inform occupants of and protect them 

from similar exposure as a result of investigation and remediation activities.

DOCUMENT CONDITIONS & WORK PROCESS

In circumstances where an entire building or system is fully involved as a result of Condition 3 mold contamination or

when the scope of work can be determined without sampling or independent IEP inspection and assessment, engagement of an IEP for assessment may not be necessary. Furthermore, some

mitigation services may be initiated before or during assessment of conditions or performance of remediation processes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if health issues are discovered or

apparent that seem to be related to the actual or suspected mold contamination, an IEP or other appropriate professional should

be engaged by the property owner and the extent and Condition

(1, 2 or 3) to which areas of the structure, systems and contents

are potentially mold-contaminated should be assessed, documented, and reported to the client. To avoid all conflict of interest during a mold remediation, the home or business owner should always have a 3rd party non biased IEP involved in the process. Having this documented by a 3rd party IEP is the best way to protect all parties involved. 

CONTAMINATION CONTROL

The  spread  of  mold  contamination  should  be  controlled  as  close  as  practical  to  its  source.   

Methods of controlling the spread of contamination can be by use of containment and air filtration.

Initial moisture mitigation services may be performed

to control amplification, while ensuring that

mold contamination does not spread from more-contaminated to less or non-contaminated areas. 

Erect containment in a manner that mitigates  the  potential  for 

cross-contamination

and exposing  workers and occupants

to contamination. 

Consider  whether  floors,  walls,  and  ceilings  require  a  polyethylene  barrier  erected 

over them; or if they can be le

ft uncovered for later cleaning

CONTAIMINATION REMOVAL

Physically removing mold contamination is the primary means of remediation. Mold contamination should be physically removed from the  structure, systems and contents to return them to Condition 1. Attempts to kill, encapsulate or inhibit mold instead of proper source removal generally are not adequate. Remediated structures, systems, and contents 

can be considered clean (post-remediation evaluation) when contamination, unrestorable contaminated materials, and debris have been removed, and surfaces are visibly free of dust. The term “visibly” can include direct and indirect observation (e.g., using a white or black towel to wipe a surface to observe for cleanliness).

Also, remediated areas should be free of malodors associated with microorganisms. At that point, it is probable that the structure,

systems, and contents have been returned to Condition 1.  

After a post-remediation evaluation, the remediated structures, systems,

and contents are ready for post-remediation verification.  When verification that the structure, systems, and contents have

been returned to Condition 1 and when it is requested or required, a post remediation verification should be performed by an independent IEP. If 

the IEP conducting any activity such as assessment or post-remediation verification is not independent from the remediator, they should

disclose in writing to the client that they are deviating from the Standard.

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