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Does SERVPRO Make Mold Remediation Safe and Effective in Vernon?

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

tech in white tyvek suit SERVPRO follows safe protocols during mold remediation in Vernon homes. We can use respirators and Tyvek suits to prevent contamination

SERVPRO techs categorize mold remediation services in Vernon homes

Mold remediation of your Vernon home involves multiple steps, and SERVPRO techs follow the IICRC S520 guidelines throughout the process. Material composition, condition, and value determine how SERVPRO techs process any piece of contaminated content. 

SERVPRO techs categorize each content item during mold remediation in your Vernon home into one of the following three categories-

  • Restorable: SERVPRO techs clean the item, remove the mold damage, and return it to preloss condition.
  • Non-restorable: If the damage is extensive and the restoration cost outweighs the cost of replacement, techs often dispose of the item.
  • Preservable with risk assignment: This category applies only to irreplaceable porous or semi-porous material.

Do SERVPRO techs use encapsulation during mold removal in Vernon homes?

According to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) guidelines, encapsulation is not a cleaning method, and restorers should avoid it during the mold remediation process. However, the guidelines indicate the use of encapsulation in certain specific instances. SERVPRO techs work closely with the Indoor Environment Professionals (IEPs) in Vernon homes to decide whether encapsulation can be a viable option. Techs achieve encapsulation by-

  • Applying shellac, varnish, or lacquer on semi-porous surfaces from which mold can't be fully removed, such as unfinished wood, and
  • Lamination of irreplaceable or valuable documents between two sheets of plastic.
  • Coating surfaces should not be confused with crawlspace encapsulation.

How do SERVPRO techs dispose of contaminated material?

SERVPRO techs handle mold contaminated and unrestorable content with utmost care and precaution. Technicians don PPE personal protective equipment, sometimes Tyvek suits, to ensure safety. All the contaminated material is bagged in 6-mil or thicker plastic bags, and the surfaces are HEPA-vacuumed and damp -wiped before disposing of them.

If you need assistance with mold damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County at (973) 383-2024.

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