Mold left unaddressed can lead to serious problems – for your health and for your property. It’s best to have a professional inspect your home as soon as you see the first signs of mold.
Here are some factors to consider when looking for a mold remediation company to help you.
Some type of mold testing should be done before and after remediation to validate the extent of remediation needed and the success or failure of the project. This testing should not be done by the remediator, as this presents a conflict of interest. Testing from an outside source is strongly suggested. Think about it like this – if the remediator does the testing themselves, they are “grading” their own test.
Contractors should document all work with digital photos or 3D capture by using the Matterport system. This is especially true of work related to the removal of building materials. Digital photos should be available to the customer after the work is completed. Mammoth Restoration is highly qualified in the area of documentation and will satisfy even the most demanding insurance company standards.
Proper containment is extremely important. Ask the prospective contractor how they plan to protect you and the unaffected area of your property when they do your mold remediation work. If they sound like they do not take containment seriously, continue your search for a contractor. Proper containment includes plastic sheeting and protection at the entrance to the containment site to avoid cross-contamination. Negative air machines with HEPA filters should be used, and in many cases the protocol includes the need for the devices to be exhausted outside.
Ask the representative of the company how they protect their technicians while on the job. Technicians should wear Tyvek suits, gloves, respirators, safety glasses and disposable boot covers.
One of the most important factors to consider is the guarantee that the mold remediation company is willing to provide. Find out if they will stand behind their work. Some companies will expect the customer to pay for additional work if a post-remediation clearance test fails, whereas a company like Mammoth Restoration will guarantee they will pass; in the rare case where they don’t pass, they will do the additional cleaning work necessary at no additional charge.
Some mold remediation contractors operate without any type of insurance, which may bring down their pricing but could cost you more in the end. Don’t hesitate to ask to see proof of insurance from their insurance agent or carrier.
Look for a company that is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC). This institute creates the standards for restoration, cleaning and inspection, all of which are highly critical for mold remediation.
If you have a mold problem you should settle for nothing less than the very best mold remediation company. Mammoth Restoration and Reconstruction is fully certified, licensed and insured. Click here to get in touch with us today.