The Flood Co., a water damage repair services company in Centerville, Utah, has revealed that they have been hired recently to perform a mold inspection in Farmington that ended up with them doing a Farmington Utah mold removal job. The customer had previously purchased the house two months ago but has not yet moved in. When they sent someone to inspect the home, they discovered a wet basement. When the mold inspection team went to the home, they found water coming in from the basement windows because the landscaping slope was causing the water to flow into the window well.
Daryl Olsen, president of The Flood Co., says, “As it turned out, the mold inspection revealed the presence of mold. This was really expected because of the presence of water in the basement. The warm and humid atmosphere was conducive for the growth of mold. And indeed, mold spores were detected in the air. And so, after getting the go signal from the customer, we proceeded with the mold removal process.”
The mold removal process was done with containment, under negative pressure utilizing HEPA-filtered air scrubbers. All of the contaminated materials were bagged and disposed of properly. The structural materials such as subfloor and framing were HEPA-vacuumed, sanded, and then HEPA-vacuumed again. All of the surfaces in the basement were HEPA-vacuumed and cleaned before the containment was removed. And while doing the mold removal, the team from The Flood Co. wore personal protective equipment (PPE) and HEPA-filtered respirators. Quantitative air sampling was then conducted after the mold removal process to make sure that it was effective.
They also follow a number of guidelines after performing a mold removal service. First, they will continue with the remediation process until the area is visibly free of mold. Post sampling will only be performed after visual inspection reveals that all of the molds have been removed. In the post sampling, the total mold spore concentration has to be lower than 2,000 c/m3, which is considered to be the spore concentration for a typical fungal ecology. Thus, if the spore concentration is 2,000 or more, the remediation process has to be continued.
A comparison sample will also be obtained from outdoors or inside the home but outside of the containment area. For this, the total spore concentration after remediation must be lower than that for the comparison sample. And then they will make sure that the level of each fungal type recovered inside is less than 100 c/m3 above the level of the same fungal type in the comparison sample.
Also, the concentration of Aspergillus/Penicillium for the inside sample must be less than 200 c/m3 to be able to go to the next step. And the next step is to ascertain that the inside sample does not contain the target fungal types, both counted and observed.
The Flood Co. also offers smoke and fire damage restoration services. Whatever the size of the fire, it can also have smoke and soot damage, including the damage caused by the water used to put out the fire. The soot and smoke residue from fire damage have to be cleaned as soon as possible. This is because smoke soot is highly acidic and this can cause permanent damage to many surfaces in the home or business establishment. Initial cleaning or neutralization of the strong acid has to be done right away. The professionals from The Flood Co. will enter the heavily smoke or fire damaged area wearing personal protective equipment. These include hard hat, goggles, gloves, and protective foot wear.
The company has been serving Northern Utah and South West Wyoming for over 20 years. Those who need more information about Utah mold removal or other services provided by The Flood Co. can go to their website, or contact them on the telephone or through email. The service areas covered by The Flood Co. include Summit County, Davis County, Box Elder County, Tooele County, Salt Lake County, Utah County, Logan, Weber County, Wasatch County, and Heber City.
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