It can be hard to find a competent remediator who is familiar with the dangers of incorrect remediation. Before hiring a mold remediation company, don’t be afraid to ask the following questions.
- Are you concerned about mold?
Although remediators aren’t health professionals, they must be aware of the toxic nature of indoor water damage. They must be familiar with the term mycotoxin, and the difference between an allergy to mold and toxic reactions to poisonous substances.
- Would you recommend that the environment be tested?
To demonstrate success or failure of the project, some testing should be performed before and after the remediation. The remediator should not conduct this testing as it could create a conflict of interests. It is better to test from outside sources. Potential remediators should not dismiss testing as unnecessary.
- Do you keep a record of your work?
Contractors should take digital photos of all work. This is especially important for work involving the removal of building materials. After the job is done, digital photos should be made available to the customer.
- Are you able to contain the area correctly?
This is crucial. Do not allow contractors to negate the necessity for containment. To prevent cross-contamination, proper containment requires plastic sheeting and protection at the entry to the containment site. The negative air machines (NAMs), should be HEPA-filtered, and then ejected outside.
- Are you insured?
Contractors may not have any insurance, which can lower their prices but end up costing you more. When it comes to business practices, make sure you hire someone who is trustworthy.
- Do your workers wear protective gear?
Safety glasses, respirators, and hazmat suits should all be worn by workers. As foot traffic is a major source of cross-contamination, it is important to have disposable shoe covers.
- What can you do with waste materials?
After removing any waste material, it is important to bag it and dispose of it immediately. You must dispose of the items immediately. To minimize the risk of breakage or leakage, the disposal route should be as quick as possible. To prevent cross-contamination, bagged items should be double-bagged.
- Do you wrap your equipment?
HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers are essential to the remediation process. Before equipment can be brought to your site, it should be wrapped in fresh material. Equipment such as this can be contaminated by previous jobs. If you don’t take precautions, it could make your situation even worse.
This article was written by a professional at JKI Industries. JKI Industries is one of the leading providers of construction services to the emerging residential and commercial construction industries throughout Florida and the Carolinas. With over 30 years of experience, JKI Industries continues to strive as a full-service construction contracting company and to provide top-notch results for various customers, whether commercial or residential, large, or small. We also offer Mold Remediation in Sanibel Island FL.