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• We provide reliable, professional, local waterproofing contractors if   needed (interior and exterior drainage)

• We build all types of retaining walls

• We remove all types of rubbish (basements, attics, garages) that have been   destroyed due to water intrusion and mold formation

• We re-finish basements

• We also provide various solutions to indoor air quality via different types of   air purification systems based on your specific concerns

• Professional testing of Bulk, Air, Check walls and carpet for moisture   content (Lab assessment from EMSL Labs)

• We perform outside excavation and grading services to divert natural   water flow away from problem areas

 

 

Check for main cause of Mold…..Water intrusion and Moisture source

Typically, household moisture problems can be divided into two distinct categories:

1. Humidity and condensation
2. Moisture transport Humidity and condensation:


Defined as the process of gas or vapor changing to a liquid, this can be observed by simply taking a cold drink outside on a warm day. Small droplets of water will appear on the exterior surface, as result of the warm, moist air contacting the cold surface of the drink. This reaction occurs because the amount of moisture held by air depends on the temperature. The measurement of this is referred to as relative humidity (RH). Abasement, for example, with cold air cannot hold a significant amount of absolute moisture. But the relative humidity could be high, because colder air has a limited capacity to hold moisture. Thus, a small increase in moisture can dramatically elevate the (RH).

 
Moisture Intrusion
This Intrusion is a primary concern of contractors and builders. It defines as the unwanted ingression of water into a structure from an exterior location. Through builders cannot influence the occurrence of rain or flooding, how the building responds to such inundation varies widely. Obviously certain regions experience much more exterior water related issues then others. Some of the most common problems you will encounter are listed below:

• Faulty or missing gutters and downspouts.
• Failure of the flashing around skylights, windows, vents, chimney, etc.
• Groundwater intrusion through the cold joint.
• Siding failure or improperly installed siding or building paper.
• Roof leaks or inadequate sheathing / roofing paper.
• Improper landscape draining, i.e. no French drain.
• Rising water table flooding the crawlspace.
• Sump pump failure.
• Failure of caulking or sealing around windows, showers units, toilet seals,   etc.

 

 

There are Five General Principles used in mold remediation of mold-Contaminated structures and materials. The five principles of mold remediation are explained below.

1. Provide for the health and safety of workers and occupants. Performing mold     remediation can expose workers to health and safety hazards. Therefore,     remediation workers must be protected from exposure through a combination of     engineering controls and specialized work practices, such as controlled demolition,     containment and air pressure controls, and use of appropriate respiratory protection     and other personal protective equipment (PPE) The spread of contamination has     the potential to expose remediation workers or occupants to contaminants and     create the need for additional remediation work. Use of appropriate containment     and air pressure controls is the usually the most effective way to prevent spreading     microbial contaminants. Proper containment is also effective to prevent occupants     from entering the contaminated area.

2. Document the conditions and work processes. An effective mold remediation plan     cannot be developed without first determining the extent of contamination to be     removed. Using the condition methods ranging from 1-3. Condition 3 areas can be     located using sensory (e.g., visual or olfactory investigative techniques, or it may     be difficult or impossible to locate all pockets
    of hidden growth without use of intrusive or destructive techniques. If used without     adequate containment, intrusive and destructive techniques can result in the     release or spread of contaminants.

 

    To ensure that remediation work is being properly performed, it is highly     recommended that the appropriate documentation of the remediation process be     kept by project management. Spores that disperse from condition 3 areas and     settle on surfaces in other areas may create contaminated conditions in those     areas where they accumulate. Theses areas are referred to as a condition 2.

3. Control the contaminant at its source It is highly recommended that mold     contamination be controlled as close to its source as possible. When mold spores     are aerosolized, they become much more difficult to capture. Therefore, it is     important to prevent aerolization. This can be accomplished in a number of ways in     various stages of remediation process by using appropriate work practices.

•  Control of the containment, an example of source containment is the use of self     adhering plastic over mold growth on gypsum board to prevent dispersal. Also     minimizing dust generation during demolition, using vacuum-assisted power tools     and locating an air filtration device close to the work area. With the control of     moisture mitigation services, ensure that the mold contamination does not spread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Physically remove the contamination (source removal) It is highly recommended     that mold contamination be physically removed from the structure and contents to     return them to condition 1 status.
5. Correct the moisture problem to prevent recontamination. Since mold spores are     present at background levels in a normal fungal ecology, mold growth is virtually     inevitable if moisture is not controlled. To prevent this, moisture problems must be     identified, located and corrected or controlled as soon as possible. Successfully     mold remediation results in the return of the remediated structure and contents to     Condition 1. Reconstruction normally does not begin until moisture is controlled,     mold remediation is complete and materials are dry.

 

 

 

 


    REMEDIATION SERVICES

•   Provide a detailed report/proposal of described work to be done to alleviate the     problem and help prevent any future problems associated with mold growth.
•   Provide all contracting work: all excavation as well as all ways to stop water     intrusion to the     home (inside and outside), foundation work, demolition and     removal of all rubbish in     basements and attics, work in crawl spaces.

 
 

 

 
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