Do you have mold?

Trust Beacon When You Have Mold In Your Property

While mold removal is the process of removing the mold, it does not address identifying the source. However, mold remediation centers on all actions taken to combat mold infestation and return mold level to the point that is not dangerous to the health of inhabitants and the building’s structure. Mold remediation will identify the cause of active mold growth and controlling how much mold is present.

While some degree of mold removal is included in the mold remediation process, mold remediation is an extensive process that focuses on problematic areas of infestation. The series of actions involved in remediation effectively return mold levels to a natural point that is safe for both the structure and its occupants.

Mold Removal vs. Remediation

The Mold Remediation Process

Call Beacon Restoration

Once you suspect mold, contact us immediately and a member of our team will guide you through the next steps to ensure that your property is properly restored

Assess Mold and Any Existing Damage

Mold is often found in places that have been previously exposed to water or are near a moisture source. Some areas of concern are bathrooms, basements, sink cabinets and window sills due to condensation.

Our technicians can identify elevated moisture concentrations in residential and commercial structures through the use of state of the art, industry specific moisture detection equipment and inspection tools such as thermal imaging. Often this can help determine the source of the moisture intrusion.

Contain the Existing Mold

Mold can spread quickly if given the right conditions. Once the source of moisture intrusion has been repaired, our technicians isolate the contaminated area(s) to eliminate the spread of mold spores to other areas of the property. Containment is critical in minimizing the potential effects of cross contamination to other unaffected areas.

Air Filtration

During the process of mold removal, spores can be disturbed and become airborne. In conjunction with containment, the air needs to be cleaned as well. Negative air machines with high efficiency particulate (HEPA) air filters run continuously throughout the project. This ensures that mold spores, dust, microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs), and other airborne debris are removed from the affected area.

Mold Removal and Clean Up

In most instances, the only effective way to ensure proper mold remediation is to remove affected materials completely. This commonly involves drywall, insulation, wood trim, carpet and even furniture.

We follow industry standards written by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to professionally clean up mold from your home or business. If the area contaminated with mold is greater than 10 sq. ft, the use of a licensed environmental hygienist is required. The hygienist will provide a final clearance test, giving our customer peace of mind that the mold has been properly mitigated.

Reconstruction

The last step is to complete the restoration by installing sound building materials in place of the damaged ones. Depending on the level of infestation, reconstruction may involve rebuilding entire rooms or simply replacing panels of drywall, reinstalling wallpaper, or replacing portions of carpeting.

As previously indicated, it could be possible that areas contaminated by mold require the removal of affected materials. In situations like this, we can provide restoration services and repair affected areas with new building materials. At the conclusion, the property will be restored to a pre-loss condition.