How to Choose a Top-Notch Mold Remediation Company?

How to Choose a Top-Notch Mold Remediation Company?

Many times people try to remediate their homes to avoid the cost of professional mold remediation. The indoor mold situation is not always straightforward and contained. It is not advisable for anyone to do the mold remediation themselves because the risk is not worth the reward or savings. Therefore, hiring a professional mold remediation Long Island NY company is the best option for the safety of your family.


The mold situations that need the assistance of a professional mold remediation company falls into the following categories:


  1.    When water damage in the house goes undetected for an extended period, then that causes damage to the structure and extensive. Proper remediation is necessary to fix this issue. This type of remediation requires opening the wall, and one can learn about the extent of damage and mold growth.
  2.    If you or your family members are mold sensitive, then attempting to remediate your home by yourself will only cause illness.
  3.    Certain molds release mycotoxins that are dangerous to human health. If the air samples of your house indicate elevated levels of toxic molds, then you should not think of saving money by doing the remediation on your own. A professional mold remediation Long Island expert can clean the structures and content more appropriately and efficiently.
  4.    If the presence of mold is widespread in the house. Sometimes due to prolonged water damage in the home, there is extensive mold growth. These molds release spores for a long time, and the spores spread in the entire house.
  5.    If there is mold infiltration in your HVAC system, then the entire HVAC system, ductwork, attic insulation, vents require proper addressing and a complete replacement. Professional remediation is necessary in such cases.
  6.    If anyone living in the house is diagnosed with mold illness, but you do not know the presence or source of mold in your home, then in such a case, it is advisable to take professional assistance.

Before hiring a mold remediation professional, it is vital to do a little research about the company and its past work. Here are a few questions that you must ask the Remediation Professional or company before hiring them for the job.

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1. Do you consider mold as a health hazard?

This is the first and foremost question that you should ask to the remediation professional you wish to hire. If the professional does not consider mold as a hazard, then their concern for doing the job seriously and correctly is less than someone who understands and has knowledge about the health threats caused by mold growth. This knowledge also affects the care with which they contain or dispose of materials and your things during the remediation process.


2. What are your qualifications?

Whosoever you hire must possess proper qualification and certification to do this type of job. It requires quite some effort to get accreditation in specific procedures and areas which show that the individual cares about the work he is doing and not just aiming to earn money.


3. What is your experience?

The professionals you are hiring must possess some experience in remediating mold. Ask them to offer you examples of their previous successful work. If they are hesitant in doing so, then do not hire them.


4. What kind of protective gear do you wear?

Mold remediation is not an easy job. It is risky as the mold spores might enter your body while breathing. Therefore, the mold remediation professionals must wear proper protective gear while doing the remediation process. Someone who doesn’t wear protective equipment shows how careless and ignorant he is towards the job.


5. What products do you use for mold cleaning?

The products used for mold cleaning are not dangerous for human health. If you have never heard about the product mentioned by the mold remediation professional, ask him/her for its contents and ingredients.


6. How do you dispose of the contaminated materials?

The professional should have proper methods to remove the moldy materials safely. Dragging the contaminants from one place to another in the house will cause additional air quality issues and further air contamination. Therefore, you must learn about the disposal process carried by the professional.


7. Do you test before and after remediation?

The answer to this question should be ‘yes.’ To know whether the remediation process is a success or not, it is essential to compare the before and after of the remediation process, i.e., to know about where you are beginning, what you are dealing with and what is the result after completing the process.


8. How do you remove, store, and clean the mold affected contents?

The professionals should employ things like laundry methods for cleaning clothes, plastic bins to contain elements, storage units for keeping the cleaned items. They should be able to explain to you the various methods that they carry out.


Most importantly, trust your instincts. Do not think of saving money when it comes to mold remediation, as this directly relates to the indoor air quality of your house and the health of the people residing in it.

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