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Clearwater Mold Assessment and Mitigation Services

3/5/2024 (Permalink)

microscope showing the parts of a mold spore Differentiating Assessment from Remediation. Trust SERVPRO of Clearwater South/Clearwater Beach for expert remediation.

Testing Properties for Mold to Ensure Thorough Remediation

Clearwater properties affected by water damage frequently also contain mold damage if the excess moisture has persisted for more than 24 hours. What makes mold especially challenging to remediate without specialized care is its resilience and ability to cling to surfaces with specialized filaments, called hyphae, anchored into surfaces by rhizoids, which are similar to plant roots.

Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) certified professionals at SERVPRO® render remediation services compliant with local regulations. We can also provide guidance on whether a Clearwater property’s specific mold damage situation requires testing by an assessor.

The Role and Importance of Mold Assessment

Mold assessment is a service typically reserved for larger residential and commercial remediation needs. Licensed mold assessors focus on the following:

  • Diagnosing microbial growth type, location, and population density via collecting spore samples from surfaces and the air.
  • Determining the presence of elevated moisture levels through the use of moisture sensors and thermal imaging devices.
  • Preparing samples for lab testing before mold remediation and drafting detailed reports on findings.

Mold assessors’ reports aid remediation professionals in planning spore reduction strategies that best suit a property’s unique composition and needs. Assessors also conduct post-assessments to ensure that remediation services comply with local and state protocols. 

The Mold Remediation Process as Performed by SERVPRO

After assessment and testing, remediation technicians can formulate a mold mitigation plan. SERVPRO carefully observes Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) protocols during the process, which includes:

  • HEPA filtration during microbial containment and collection, namely in air filtration and vacuuming equipment.
  • OSHA-approved, EPA-registered antimicrobials, applied manually or dispensed with sprayers, aid in mold and malodor reduction.
  • Containment procedures, such as sealing ducts and erecting temporary containment areas with polyethylene sheeting, to further prevent spore travel.

SERVPRO can perform remodeling, rebuilding, and mold remediation services under the following licenses:

  • General Contractor License #CBC1250662
  • Mold Remediation License #MRSR1163

Call (727) 614-0099 for Faster to any size disaster™ inspection, mitigation, and restoration services by SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach.

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