Mold Removal & Remediation Tigard OR
Tigard OR residents trust our qualified personnel for Mold Remediation Services
Before cleaning the Mold, it is vital to identify the conditions that caused the mold spore growth, or the remediation and removal will not succeed. The initial mold inspection can be performed by an industrial hygienist, mold professional, home inspector, or mold remediation contractor. In Tigard, the circumstances will determine who will need to do the inspection. Our Servicestar Mold Experts in Tigard Oregon can facilitate the correct 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 in your Tigard OR home or business. Often this involves the effective use of moisture meters, thermal imaging along with 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 can lead to cross contamination that will create a situation much worse than the original problem. Therefore, mold remediation contractors in Tigard Oregon use specialized techniques 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. During a mold remediation project in Tigard Oregon there are often materials that do not require removal. Non-porous or semi-porous materials such as wood framing, metal, plastic and concrete can be 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 conducted by our Tigard 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. Tigard OR mold removal contractors will often work with a third party inspection company to verify their work.
How to Choose a Tigard OR Contractor for Mold Removal and Mold Remediation
What should I try to find in a mold remediation and mold removal contractor in Tigard 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 projects.
2.) Insurance. Does the contractor have mold specific 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 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 few very unscrupulous individuals. These organizations 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 Tigard Mold Removal and Remediation Experts Provide 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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