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Cleanup Methods Can Make a Difference after Mold Damage in Fort Collins

5/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleanup Methods Can Make a Difference after Mold Damage in Fort Collins Mold Problems in Fort Collins? Dial SERVPRO for Cleanup and Remediation

Mold Remediation in Fort Collins Is a Snap for SERVPRO

Mold damage can cause health effects, and that calls for immediate remediation. There are chances of homeowners not having prudent levels of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and skills to do the job; we recommend hiring professionals to reduce the risk of possible exposure. Some of the PPE that we use when addressing such incidents in Fort Collins include foot coverings, N-95 respirator, disposable overalls, and goggles.

There is the possibility of mold damage in Fort Collins spreading from an area with contamination to a clean one; to prevent this, our SERVPRO technicians put in place containment measures. At this stage, we can use polyethylene sheeting for sealing to cover the areas with the contamination, use HEPA-filtered air scrubbers to introduce negative pressure, and block the area's return and supply air vents. Our main aim is to stop the movement of spores and debris during the cleanup.
 
Cleaning is one of the key processes that our SERVPRO technicians perform during mold remediation. After doing an assessment that allows us to identify the materials and surfaces with the contamination, we are in a position to choose appropriate cleaning methods. If there is still water on the carpets, floors and other hard surfaces, we can use wet vacuuming to collect the water. When using this technique, we make sure the system has enough liquid to avoid spreading the spores. We never use this technique when dealing with porous materials.
 
Our SERVPRO team can also use damp wiping when removing mold from a hard surface. In this technique, we use water or detergents to scrub or wipe the area with the contamination. Unfinished wood surfaces like rafters can be cleaned with soda or dry-ice blasting. If we come across porous contents with mold growing, we discard them if the hyphae have penetrated deep within the material. Once we are through with cleaning, we can set up space heaters to dry the area. Upon drying the materials and areas, we may perform HEPA vacuuming to collect any dust which has settled within the remediation area as a final check. After vacuuming, we place the filters in sealable plastic bags ready for disposal.
 
As professionals at SERVPRO of Fort Collins, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is fire, water, mold or storm-related damage. Call us today at (970) 493-6335 and work with an industry leader you can trust.

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