Mold Removal & Enviornmental Remediation

Monterey, Ca

Mold Remediation in Homes, Commercial Buildings and Schools

  • *Assess size of moldy area to remove or repair (square feet)
  • *Consider the possibility of hidden mold
  • *Clean up small mold problems and fix moisture problems before they become large problems
  • *Select remediation manager for medium or large size mold problem
  • *Investigate areas associated with occupant complaints
  • *Identify source(s) or cause of water or moisture problem(s)
  • *Note type of water-damaged materials (wallboard, carpet, etc.)
  • *Check inside air ducts and air handling unit
  • *Throughout process, consult Renovation Construction's qualified professional for a thorough evaluation

Communicate with building occupants at all stages of process, as appropriate

  • Designate contact person for questions and comments about medium or large scale remediation as needed

Plan Remediation

  • Adapt or modify remediation guidelines to fit the situation
  • Plan to dry wet, non-moldy materials within 48 hours to prevent mold growth 
  • Use cleanup methods for moldy items 
  • Always use Personal Protection Equipment - protect remediators 
  • Select containment equipment - protect building, occupants 
  • Renovation Construction remediation personnel have the experience and training needed to implement the remediation plan and always use Personal Protective Equipment and containment procedures as appropriate

Remediate moisture and mold problems

  • Fix moisture problem, implement repair plan and/or maintenance plan
  • Dry wet, non-moldy materials within 48 hours to prevent mold growth
  • Clean and dry mold materials 
  • Discard moldy porous items that can't be cleaned 

Questions to Consider Before Remediating

  • Are there existing moisture problems in the building?
  • Have building materials been wet more than 48 hours?  
  • Are there hidden sources of water or is the humidity too high (high enough to cause condensation)?
  • Are building occupants reporting musty or moldy odors?
  • Are building occupants reporting health problems?
  • Are building materials or furnishings visibly damaged?
  • Has maintenance been delayed or the maintenance plan been altered?
  • Has the building been recently remodeled or has building use changed?
  • Is consultation with medical or health professionals indicated?

Avoid Exposure to and Contact with Mold

  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)