What to Expect from a Mold Remediation Specialist
We are in the thick of winter and with that weather comes a heavy bout of rain and snow. When these weather conditions come a calling, homeowners become wary of the one thing they dread finding the most: mold. This sneaky substance feeds off of anywhere moisture lurks, like musky basements and wet attics. And of course, who could forget the way mold finds it’s way under sinks and into the corner of your walls.
So, what do you do if you find mold in your home? If scrubbing and bleaching doesn’t solve the problem, it’s best to hand it over to the experts. Mold remediation specialists are expected to uncover and remove harmful spores, so you can get back to a mold-free home. But what can you expect and how do you know you’re hiring the right person for the job?
Like many in the home renovation and restoration industry, there are people making false claims when it comes to calling themselves experts in mold removal. Most of those individuals do not see a difference between who diagnoses the problem and who fixes it. So, you may stumble upon a home inspector who discovers the mold, but doesn’t know how to properly provide mold remediation. And, if they’re offering to fix it - run!
When searching for a professional, you should look for a specialist with credentials in mold remediation and demonstrate completion of industry-approved coursework. A qualified professional will begin by assessing the situation which can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours. Next, the technician may take air and surface samples, necessary to identify the mold type for health reasons. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. A good mold remediation technician should be able to articulate what he or she is trying to confirm, while providing you with a report of their findings.
Our team of technicians at Taylored are certified in IOT (Interactive Occupational Training) and trained in proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment.) We utilize safety and precaution measures such as air scrubbers with negative air pressure and mold containment & remediation.
As with many situations when damage to your home occurs, it's best to check your insurance coverage. Home owners insurance typically covers mold remediation and removal only if the problem results from a sudden emergency already covered under your policy, like a burst pipe or flood. We will happily work with you and your insurance company to provide the paperwork you may need to file your claim.
Mold is no laughing matter and we want to ensure you get it removed correctly so that you can get back to a happy, healthy home as soon as possible.