Techniques for dealing with mold growth and damage in your Tucson business or home follow protocols developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Although most individuals and businesses suffering from a mold infestation search for a firm that provides mold removal, in reality we and other IICRC-certified restoration providers offer mold remediation.
The distinction might seem confusing, because a portion of what we at R&R Environmental provide during mold remediation is mold colony removal. What we stress to our valued customers is that there is no practical way to reduce the mold spore count in your dwelling or commercial building to zero permanently. Even if we could, mold spores are everywhere in the environment and attach to clothing, shoes, pets, making their way daily into interior spaces.
When R&R Environmental takes on a mold removal job we contain the affected area and then use research-proven methods to remove active mold colonies. Mechanical actions such as brushing or scraping colonies off solid surfaces works best, with the moldy debris double bagged. Porous materials can be saved with R&R Environmental’s use of innovative techniques like soda blasting. The gentle abrasive action removes mold and incapacitates the ability of the deeply imbedded hyphae or mold “roots” to continue growth.
Industry best practices support post mold removal cleanup with HEPA-filtered vacuums and wipe downs with cloths. The moldy debris, including any compromised porous materials such as insulation or badly deteriorated drywall, joins the previously bagged colonies for appropriate and legal hazardous waste disposal. Any overlooked particles receive the same EPA-registered antimicrobial treatment as the affected surfaces to inhibit rebound mold growth.
Using care to find and repair leaks, spills, and other sources of moisture keeps mold growth in check. Our R&R Environmental employees take the time to help residential and commercial customers take charge of future microbial growth issues so that mold removal is unnecessary going forward.
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Planned or unexpected, we are always ready to assist or consult with you about any disaster restoration or construction need, question, or concern.