Mold Removal & Remediation Lake Oswego OR
Lake Oswego OR residents trust our specialists for Mold Remediation Services
Before cleaning the Mold, it’s vital to identify the conditions that caused the mold spore growth, or the remediation and removal will not likely succeed. The initial mold inspection can be carried out by an industrial hygienist, mold professional, home inspector, or mold remediation contractor. In Lake Oswego, the conditions will determine who will need to do the inspection. Our Servicestar Mold Experts in Lake Oswego Oregon can facilitate the appropriate inspection, and aleviate the worry of re-ocurring mold going forward.
MOLD CLEANING Process:
STEP ONE Mold Extent. It is important to Identify the extent of the Mold growth and water damage inside your Lake Oswego OR home or business. Often this involves making use of moisture meters, thermal imaging and other specialized equipment. Air quality sampling can typically be employed to identify the extent of the contamination.
STEP TWO Mold Containment. Throughout the mold cleaning, removal and remediation process the mold spores will often become disturbed and aerosolized. This may lead to cross contamination that will create a situation much worse than the original problem. Therefore, mold remediation contractors in Lake Oswego Oregon use specialized systems to contain the area. Often this requires the utilization of HEPA filtration, negative air machines and plastic sheeting.
STEP THREE Mold Removal. After containment is in place, the mold damaged materials are removed. Often this includes the removal of porous materials which include sheetrock, upholstered furniture, carpeting, insulation, etc.
STEP FOUR Mold Decontamination. Throughout a mold remediation project in Lake Oswego Oregon there are often materials that will not require removal. Non-porous or semi-porous materials such as wood framing, metal, plastic and concrete are usually cleaned in place. HEPA vacuuming, wire brushing, sanding along with other cleaning techniques are utilized to remove all remaining mold spores from the contaminated area. Often, an antimicrobial solution is applied to the remaining materials as well.
STEP FIVE Mold Clearance Testing. Upon completing the mold remediation and mold removal project a final clearance inspection is performed by our Lake Oswego area mold certified technicians at Servicestar. This can range from merely a visual inspection of the area to a full range of air quality and surface samples. Lake Oswego OR mold removal contractors will often work with a third party inspection company to verify their work.
How to decide on a Lake Oswego OR Contractor for Mold Removal and Mold Remediation
What do I need to consider in a mold remediation and mold removal contractor in Lake Oswego OR?
1.) Licensing. Ask the contractor if they have a valid Oregon business license. Few states regulate the mold industry specifically, but all states require a general contractors license to undertake mold remediation projects.
2.) Insurance. Does the contractor have mold explicit insurance coverage? Mold remediation insurance is expensive and in most cases contractors simply have general construction insurance. This type of coverage will NOT cover any mold remediation or mold removal work.
3.) Experience. Ask the contractor how long they have been in business. Also, always ask for references from recent customers who hired the contractor for a similar mold related project. Additionally, check the Oregon Better Business Bureau.
4.) Pricing. Unfortunately the mold industry is plagued by a handful of very unscrupulous individuals. These organizations charge exorbitant rates, often suggesting work that is completely unnecessary. If the price seems unusually high or the scope of work is larger than what you expected, request a second opinion.
Servicestar Lake Oswego Mold Removal and Remediation Experts Deliver the Following Services:
- mold removal
- black mold cleanup and removal
- mold remediation
- toxic mold removal
- mold basement removal
- attic mold removal
- bathroom mold cleanup
- general house mold treatment
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Servicestar Restoration Lake Oswego
Lake Oswego, OR