ottawa certified Mold removal & decontamination services
Our Applied Microbial Remediation Techinicians and Water Damage Restoration Technicians have gone through extensive training on the use of the IICRC (S520) Mold Remediaiton Protocals that deal with the proper use of engineering controls, air pressure differentials, and the removal of mold contaminated building materials, as well as proper contents decontamination procedures.
Our team has the experience required to properly protect building occupants and asjacent unaffected areas during all remediation work. Our focus is not only to properly remove the mold contamination, but just as importantly, it is also to protect your family, employees, or tenants.
If your property requires remedial services, call us for a free estimate! (613)366-5226
MOLD REMOVAL SERVICES
- If you have discovered a potential mold growth problem within your living or work space that covers an are larger than 10 square feet, then it is recommended that you have a certified and experienced contractor take care of the problem.
Our mold removal specialists are highly skilled and experienced in the proper use of engineering controls and air pressure differentials that must be implemented in order to properly protect the building occupants, adjacent areas, and building contents.
MOLD CLEANING SERVICES
- If an indoor area or multiple areas within a building have been determined to contain elevated concentrations of airborne mold spores, those area(s) should be properly cleaned using the right cleanup protocols by a contractor that is certified in Applied Microbial Remediation by the IICRC.
The same appplies to indoor areas that are being impacted by settled or airborne mold spores that are a result of a bad mold remediation attempt, or are due to cross-contamination that has migrated from an improperly removed source. .
- If building contents have been determined to have been contaminated by mold and are in need of remedial action or disposal, then our team is ready to assist.
We perform inventory, pack-out, storage of contents that need to be moved from the building, and disposal of items that cannot be salvaged.
Once inventory, packing, & removal of the building contents has been completed, some items can be cleaned on-site, but most must be taken off-site. .
OIES does not believe in the use of Ozone for mold remediation purposes. Ozone is a highly volatile molecule that can easily react wirth other chemical compunds and produce unknown and potentially dangerous byproducts. Therefore, we agree and endorse Health Canada's and the EPA's recommendation that ozone not be used indoors or for mold remediaiton purposes. If your mold remediaiton contractor offers you the use Ozone as a cleaning method, you may want to say no and save yourself the cost and potential problems associated with it.
Given the wide range of problems caused by indoor mold growth, it is important that you are always on the lookout for potential issues. Mold growth is often found where there is chronic moisture issues, such as areas with excessive humidity, areas where there is constant condensation, or areas where water damage has occurred. Common materials that often become contaminated by microbials include drywall, drop ceilings, wood, carpet, and laminate flooring.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that microbials such as mold can gradually destroy the things they grow on. As such prompt removal of mold can prevent extensive damage to building materials and furnishings, improve the health of building occupants, and save money for building owners.
In a situation where mold has been found growing indoors, it is prudent that prior to taking remedial action, contamination sources and the expected results of any abatement be identified. Also, the remediation techniques to be used should be determined based on the materials and surfaces where the contamination exists. For example, non-porous surfaces can be cleaned, while on the other hand, water-damaged porous materials, such as drywall and carpet under-padding should be removed rather than cleaned.
In most remdiaiton cases, steps should be taken to not only to eradicate the growth, but also to ensure that airborne mold spores are also removed during the remediation process. Therefore, it is essential that proper containment techniques be implemented in order to control any airborne mold spore releases, and more importantly to protect the building occupants from those indoor pollutants. If the release and movement of airborne microbials is not properly controlled, spores will move with air currents and settle on open surfaces and contents, which may results in future growth if enough moisture is present.
Based on the above information General Contractors should not be performing mold remediation, only fully trained and certified mold removal specialists are qualified to perform mold removal projects. Having the problem solved by a professional the first time will not only save you money in the long run, but also protect you from the consequences of an improper mold cleanup attempt.