Red flags. As a leading disaster response team that handles catastrophic large losses of any size across the United States, our team is trained to look for red flags throughout the mitigation process and to help our clients see these red flags as well.
One of the most common red flags we come across is mold. According to the EPA, mold comes in many forms, is a natural part of the environment and can be found almost anywhere that moisture and oxygen are present. Mold can grow on wood, paper, carpet, food, insulation and other surfaces, and when it does, it can be detrimental to your health.
Especially for children, the elderly, and those with pre-existing respiratory conditions, mold can cause sneezing, runny noses, red eyes, skin rashes, dizziness, headaches and asthma attacks. This is why it is critical that you choose the right mitigation company when assessing mold damage and remediating the situation.
What Standards Do You Follow WIth Mold Remediation?
There is a nationally recognized standard for mold remediation known as the IICRC/ANSI S520. The IICRC is a nationally recognized training certification agency that provides the foundational training, nationally recognized standards and certification of technicians and companies— the guidelines provided by the IICRC should be followed whenever possible.
Sasser Restoration is IICRC certified and our team understands that your home is likely your greatest investment and therefore should be taken care of as such. If there is microbial growth inside your home, our team will ensure that it is completely removed.
Who Should Assess The Damage To The Property?
Microbial growth is often caused by advanced water activity, such as flooding, and can not only affect your health but also your home. Microbial growth could lead to property damage through degradation, rot, termites and further microbial growth.
An Indoor Environmental Professional, like those at Sasser Restoration, should be contracted to assess the damages and develop a protocol on how the remediation should be carried out safely.
How Will I Know All of the Microbial Growth is Removed?
After the IEP has mitigated the situation and removed the mold and microbial growth, a Post Remediation Verification (PRV) is required to be completed by a third-party industrial hygienist to ensure that all the microbial growth has been remediated from your property.
Choose Sasser Restoration For Your Remediation
Sasser Restoration is committed to delivering responsiveness, service and quality to all of our clients. If your home or property has recently flooded or there has been advanced water activity, get in touch with our team today and protect you, your loved ones and your home from the damaging effects of mold.