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Mold Cleanup, Look into an Innovative Process Experts Use

After damage from any natural disaster involving water, the risk of mold growth increases exponentially. Thus, the best action to take after any natural disaster such as flooding or storm damage is to call on experts like those at ServiceMaster Metropolitan to perform mold cleanup at your home in Morristown, NJ. Our experts will properly evaluate the severity of your mold problem and take the necessary steps to quickly remediate the situation.

Two aspects of mold remediation are cleaning up of the contaminated surfaces, and if required, removing the contaminated material. For instance, if mold contamination is noticed on your drywall, then the drywall is discarded. However, when structural elements like framing lumber have a mold infestation, then the necessary steps are taken to clean these surfaces.

Here, we look at The Carolina ProtocolTM, which is one of the several innovative processes that our experts use during mold cleanup.

Mold Cleanup and The Carolina ProtocolTM

In this process, our technicians utilize 6-8%-strength hydrogen peroxide as their cleaning agent instead of the usual 3-4%–strength hydrogen peroxide available in retail stores. Our technicians implement The Carolina ProtocolTM as follows:

  • Extensively inspecting the site where the mold contamination has been noticed
  • Defining a work protocol by the cleanup work that is to be performed
  • Setting up the required containment space and implementing negative air pressure
  • Discarding material that cannot be restored
  • HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) vacuuming and properly drying all surfaces so that they have less than 16% moisture content before hydrogen peroxide is applied
  • Spraying hydrogen peroxide so that all affected surfaces become visibly wet
  • Cleaning structural elements with the help of hydrogen peroxide
  • Following label instructions and allowing hydrogen peroxide to dwell for the required time to achieve maximum effectiveness
  • HEPA vacuuming all affected surfaces a second time, which helps in cleaning up materials that get dislodged due to the use of hydrogen peroxide
  • Applying a biocide that is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure the rest of the microbes get destroyed
  • Performing another check to ensure that all surfaces that were treated have reached a moisture content of less than 16%
  • Using of a particle counter to determine whether the desired results have been achieved
  • Applying a surface protection to inhibit any future microbial growth

As you can see, professional competency and experience are very important during mold cleanup, and these skills help technicians make the correct decisions in evaluating the mold cleanup situation at your Morristown, NJ, home.

If you suspect mold is growing in your home, then give us a call at (855) 560-7999, and a ServiceMaster Metropolitan team will come to your home, perform a thorough investigation, and develop a plan of action for immediately carrying out the mold cleanup work.

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