Mold Removal in Boca Raton, Florida
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Unfortunately for we Floridians, South Florida is known for its mold. It’s the kind of thing where a seal on your window might have come a bit loose. And soon, because it’s 95 degrees with 100 percent humidity outside, and 75 degrees with less than 100 precent humidity inside, that window is constantly covered in condensation. Then, before you know it, the window and the wall below the window where the slightest bit of water has leaked in is covered in mold. Lovely. This type of minor mold issue is a common occurrence for Floridans.
But as we all know, mold problems can be major. So major that it’s completely overwhelming. Joe Taylor Restoration recently performed mold removal in Boca Raton, Florida for one such overwhelmed homeowner. A plumbing leak in the affected home resulted in mold in the kitchen, dining room, foyer bathroom, foyer hallway, AC closet and elevator hallway. That’s a lot of mold.
Luckily for the homeowner who needed mold removal in Boca Raton, Joe Taylor Restoration is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and abides by their five main principles of mold remediation:
1. Make sure safety and health precautions are taken by cleanup professionals and occupants. Mold-contaminated buildings can be associated with a number of health problems. Anyone involved in the mold remediation process must be protected from exposure through a combination of practices and controls.
2. A post-cleanup assessment by an independent environmental expert. An effective mold remediation cannot be developed without first determining the extent of the contamination to be removed. To ensure that remediation work is being properly performed, it is highly recommended that appropriate documentation of the remediation process be kept by project management.
3. Control of mold before it spreads further. Eliminating mold at the source of contamination is essential. Once mold spores spread through the air, they will be much more difficult to capture.
4. Oversee the proper physical removal of the mold. The mold must be physically removed from the structure. Attempts to isolate mold or remove signs of mold on the surface are not adequate. Note that bleach alone cannot kill mold.
5. Ensure that moisture is controlled to limit future contamination or recontamination. Mold growth is virtually inevitable if moisture is not controlled. Moisture problems must be identified, located and corrected or controlled as soon as possible.
The IICRC also points out that the application of these principles may necessarily involve multiple disciplines and professionals from a wide range of restoration and indoor environmental fields; something Joe Taylor Restoration agrees with whole heartedly. Our technicians follow an initial mold protocol provided by certified environmental hygienists. And our work is always follow by post-remediation inspection and testing by independent environmental professionals in order to ensure a job well done.
So whether Joe Taylor Restoration is performing a mold removal in Boca Raton, Florida, or somewhere else in Florida, our customers can rest assured that we abide by the five principles laid out above. And that we also do the most thorough job possible, because of the accountability provided by the certified environmental specialists who partner with us. Joe Taylor Restoration is properly licensed by the State of Florida and ready to respond to your mold emergency at a moment’s notice. Our goal is to rid your Florida home of harmful mold and leave it a much healthier place than when we came.