Mold spores thrive on moisture! It’s imperative to remove the moisture causing mold damage. We follow strict guidelines when inspecting for mold conditions. Our contractors who have been trained by and can handle microbial remediation.
The IICRC S520 lays out microbial contamination “conditions” (for indoor environments relative to microbial growth) that determine the criteria that trigger remediation activities or confirm remediation success.
The conditions are defined as follow:
Condition 1 (normal fungal ecology): an indoor environment that may have settled spores, fungal fragments or traces of actual growth whose identity, location and quantity are reflective of a normal fungal ecology for a similar indoor environment.
Condition 2 (settle spores): an indoor environment which is primarily contaminated with settled spores that were dispersed directly or indirectly from a condition 3 area, and which may have traces of actual growth.
Condition 3 (actual growth): an indoor environment contaminated with the presence of actual mold growth and associated spores. Actual growth includes growth that is active or dormant, visible or hidden. Because there is actual live growth, the home is clearly in a Condition 3 situation.
So, how is a Condition 3 situation to be handled according to the Standard for materials in which microbial growth is present? Materials are broken down into 3 categories, each with their corresponding methodology required for remediation:
Porous: drywall, ceiling tiles, insulation, particle board, medium density fiberboard (MDF), carpet, sand similar porous materials. Remediation: Discard.
Semi Porous: wood, brick, plaster, block, concrete, plywood, OSB board, and other similar semi-porous materials. Remediation: Abrasive methods (wire brushing, sanding, media blasting, etc.)
Non-Porous: glass metal, laminate, plastic, porcelain, ceramic, and other non-porous materials.
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We are an independent, family owned and operated carpet and upholstery cleaning company serving the Greater Asheville Area and SURROUNDING Counties. For over 27 years we have been in business providing the highest quality services at affordable rates. We employ clean trust certified (IICRC) technicians and our technicians have 1 year on the job training.
P.O. Box 266 Fairview, NC 28730
3082 Cane Creek Rd, Fairview, NC 28730