Handling Mold Damage With Much Care in Nashville
SERVPRO Remediates Mold Problems Safely and Carefully
Mold damage may lead to health effects, and there is a need to seek professional remediation services. During this process, observing safety measures is a priority and making sure you do not spread the spores to unaffected areas in your Nashville property. To achieve that, getting the basics of containment right is crucial. The fundamental rule is to make sure you do not introduce an airflow from a contaminated area to a clean area thus prevent spreading the spores.
There are many techniques that out SERVPRO technicians use to establish containment during mold damage in Nashville. One of them is by setting up negative pressure on the area that needs containment to prevent the spread of spores. We can also seal HVAC vents and in some cases put in place plastic sheeting to act as containment barriers. Given that there are chances of contaminating the tools we use, disinfecting them is necessary and as a result, we establish cleans rooms to do that job. These isolated small areas also serve as a staging area for donning PPE personal protection equipment when required.
Dependent on the surface with mold growth, our SERVPRO technicians opt for appropriate removal procedures. When working on porous surfaces, in most cases, we remove the materials and discard them. An example of porous materials includes carpeting, insulation, fabrics, and drywall. When dealing with nonporous surfaces, we may decide to use HEPA vacuuming as long as the materials are dry. In some situations, damp wiping may be the best option. When wiping, we use detergents that sanitize the materials to help prevent the possibility of future mold growth cases. When raw wood is infested with mold colonies in a crawlspace or attic, we can use a method called soda blasting that rasps the growth with a pressurized bicarbonate jet spray.
It is also important to note that mold spore settle downwards and that is why our SERVPRO technicians start the cleaning process from the structure's top to its bottom. If there is airflow in the contaminated area, we usually clean surfaces towards the flow of air. Drying the surfaces then follows and the aim is to create unsuitable conditions for mold growth since the spore thrive well in moist conditions.
SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is a reliable industry leader in fire, water, mold, and storm damage restoration. Call us at (615) 868-5324 to make you feel "Like it never even happened."
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