Mold Removal & Remediation

Mold Removal, Cleaning, & Remediation in Portland Oregon

Got Mold?… Mold Removal & Cleaning by Specialists

Mold damage is one of the most misunderstood maladies a home or business owner can face. Despite the fact that mold has been around forever, it has only recently become the focal point of increased claims and litigation, as well as a degree of media sensationalism and consumer angst.  Mold damage is on the rise as a result of new techniques in building construction.

Cause of Mold

Where there is Mold there is unwanted water and moisture. The ideal way to protect your family and property from the threat of mold is to have the structure dried immediately by a professional mitigation company.

Mold Removal

If in the event Mold occurs, Servicestar offers mold removal services which includes removing the mold, the spores, deodorizing and sanitizing.  Removal of mold can be a serious endeavor, and Servicestar has the expertise and technology to do it right.

A number of government agencies and trade groups have published guidelines for proper remediation procedures. Reputable firms will follow these standards of care to assure your safety and we encourage you to educate yourself on the remediation process:

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home (EPA)
http://www.epa.gov/mold/pdfs/moldguide.pdf

Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings (EPA)
http://www.epa.gov/mold/pdfs/moldremediation.pdf

Intro to Mold & Mold Remediation for Environmental and Public Health Professionals (EPA)
http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldcourse/

Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments (NYC)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/epi/epi-mold-guidelines.pdf

Mold Guidance for Tenants and Landlords (NW CleanAir Agency)
http://www.nwcleanair.org/pdf/aqPrograms/indoorAir/Mold_Guide_Tenants_Landlords.pdf

When performed correctly, the remediation of any “significant” amount of mold in a living space is a four-step process:

1.        An independent, third-party industrial hygienist should perform initial testing and write a remediation protocol.

2.       A remediation contractor should perform the remediation according to the guidelines set forth in the hygienist’s protocol.

3.       The industrial hygienist should perform clearance testing to ensure that the remediation has been completed satisfactorily.

4.       The affected area can now be “put back” or repaired.

Mold Remediation Objective

The goal of mold remediation is NOT to kill the mold, but to REMOVE the mold. Companies may tell you their chemical will kill or encapsulate the mold. This does not remove the mold spores and it does not remove the mycotoxin (poison). The only way to remove the danger is to remove the mold by removing the affected material (drywall, carpet, etc) sanding, media blasting (dry ice), HEPA air filtration and HEPA vacuuming and wiping all vertical and horizontal surfaces.

Servicestar follows industry accepted standards in order to remove mold.  Our experienced technicians will guaranty to pass the industrial hygienist’s final clearance, leaving your property clean and safe. Mold is often caused by a water leak, so we offer full service water damage restoration services as well.