Mold Tips

Professional mitigation companies rely on software called XACTIMATE to generate a restoration scope of work. Xactimate has become the industry standard and determines the amount to charge a client.

  1. The absence of negative air and containment can create contamination in unaffected areas in a structure.
  2. The use of an air scrubber is paramount to ensure that any spores that are dislodged in the mitigation process do not land somewhere else in the structure and contaminate unaffected areas.
  3. Using negative air and not positively charging the air in an affected area during the mitigation process ensures that no cross contamination occurs.
  4. It’s imperative to seal all critical barriers during the mitigation process, such as HVAC vents, to avoid cross contamination.
  5. The use of a manometer will ensure that the proper amount of negative air is applied.
  6. Bleach does NOT kill mold; it only changes the color.
  7. There is no point in mitigating a mold problem without eliminating the source of the moisture creating the problem.
  8. Mold won’t grow unless conditions are right. Creating air flow and a dry environment, even if a structure is wet, will eliminate the risk of mold. Stagnant moist dampness encourages mold growth.
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