Mold Removal & Remediation Portland OR
Portland OR residents trust our pros 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 Portland, the conditions will determine who will need to do the inspection. Our Servicestar Mold Experts in Portland Oregon can facilitate the appropriate inspection, and aleviate the worry of re-ocurring mold later on.
MOLD CLEANING Process:
STEP ONE Mold Extent. It is vital to Identify the extent of the Mold growth and water damage in your Portland OR home or business. Often this involves the effective use of moisture meters, thermal imaging as well as other specialized equipment. Air quality sampling can typically be employed to identify the extent of the contaminants.
STEP TWO Mold Containment. Throughout the mold cleaning, removal and remediation process the mold spores will most likely become disturbed and aerosolized. This may lead to cross contamination and make a situation much worse than the original problem. Therefore, mold remediation contractors in Portland Oregon use specialized systems to contain the area. Often this calls for 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 consists of the removal of porous materials including sheetrock, upholstered furniture, carpeting, insulation, etc.
STEP FOUR Mold Decontamination. During the mold remediation project in Portland 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 often cleaned in place. HEPA vacuuming, wire brushing, sanding and other cleaning techniques are employed 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 finishing of the mold remediation and mold removal project a final clearance inspection is conducted by our Portland area mold certified technicians at Servicestar. This can range from simply a visual inspection of the area to a full range of air quality and surface samples. Portland OR mold removal contractors will often work with a third party inspection company to verify their work.
How to select a Portland OR Contractor for Mold Removal and Mold Remediation
What do I need to consider in a mold remediation and mold removal contractor in Portland 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 carry out mold remediation work.
2.) Insurance. Does the contractor have mold focused insurance coverage? Mold remediation insurance is expensive and quite often 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 obtain references from recent customers who hired the contractor for the same mold related project. Additionally, verify with the Oregon Better Business Bureau.
4.) Pricing. Unfortunately the mold industry is plagued by a few very unscrupulous individuals. These contractors charge exorbitant rates, often suggesting work that may be completely unnecessary. If the price seems unusually high or the scope of work is larger than what you expected, request a second opinion.
Servicestar Portland 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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