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Mold Remediation

GeoFocus Mould Solutions employs mold remediation professionals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to: perform mold remediation  for structures and contents; design and maintain containment; control pressure differentials; safely work in mold contaminated environments; understand common remediation work practices;  review protocols;  design and implement remediation processes;  understand and follow industry standards and legal requirements; recognize conditions conducive for causing mold growth; and prevent amplification and contamination for a variety of building environment types. 

Mould removal and mould assessment is fraught with documented health risks and can therefore present higher than expected mould removal costs. Depending on the size of the structure, mould removal and/or mould assessment can present daunting expenses for businesses and homes alike. The costs may seem high, but when seen in the light of looming health threats and property damage costs, mould testing costs and mould remediation costs, qualified contractors reveal just how cost effective they truly are. GeoFocus Mould Solutions provides service to residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects of any size. Together we can create a solution designed to fit your project and budget.

It is neither possible nor warranted to eliminate the presence of all indoor fungal spores and fragments; however, mould growth indoors can and should be prevented and removed if present. Mould growth on building surfaces not only damages these surfaces, but also affects air quality as intact spores are dispersed in the air. These can be inhaled depending on their size and concentration. Exposure to mould may be associated with increased rates of respiratory disease. Many moulds can produce a variety of allergenic substances, odorous chemicals, and toxic metabolites. The specific agents produced by mould that can affect human health are not always predictable; they may vary in type, quantity, and strength from species to species and even from one strain or isolate to another of the same mould species.

Depending on the particular project many professionals, experts and qualified contractors may have to be retained in order to assess and/or remediation a mould issue promptly, safely and effectively. Architects and various engineering professionals may play an important role in a team that is investigation a building for moisture leading to microbial problems. These professionals may include, architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, structural engineers, roofing specialists, and geochemical engineers. A team of architects and engineers are often involved in building design and construction. It is, therefore, important to have architects and engineers with a background and training in design, construction, and maintenance of buildings on the team participating the assessment and investigation of water-damaged buildings. Although an architect or an engineer with a professional license is important, it does not necessarily guarantee that this individual is the most competent professional available. Experience and knowledge are critically important.

The two most important initial principles of mould remediation are to protect the technicians performing the work and to protect the surrounding environment and its occupants. That is why GeoFocus Mould Solutions employs technicians with experience in mould remediation and mould inspection.

GeoFocus continues to utilize the latest technology to keep your building clean. GeoFocus delivers proven solutions that ensure sound investments and healthy environments. Our experienced remediation technicians can help you select the right strategy for your current and future projects. Our staff is trained to perform mould remediation according to the IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Remediation. .We have the experience and knowledge to complete your remediation project successfully.

Mould spores are tiny, lightweight, and easily detached by airflow, vacuuming, walking on a carpet or sitting on a couch. In indoor environments, they grow in air-conditioning ducts, carpets, pots of household plants, etc. They produce and release millions of spores, which are small enough to stay airborne threatening to invade the human respiratory system. Growths can often be seen in the form of discoloration, ranging from white to orange and from green to brown and black. In large quantities, moulds can cause allergic symptoms similar to those caused by plant pollen. In order for mold to grow, it needs food sources (such as leaves, wood, paper, or dirt), a source of moisture, and a place to grow. Proper care and expertise must be employed to ensure that mould contaminated areas are remediated safely and ‘dirty’ areas contained, separated and kept safe from ‘clean’ areas.

Mould Remediation Solutions Designed To Expedite Restoration.

The main cost of mould remediation is not the standard removal of finishes, drywall, furnishings, equipment, etc., but the expense associated with the time taken to prepare for such remediation work, disposal, additional equipment costs coupled with containment, and most predominantly the cleaning of the remaining finishes for the necessary clearance testing.

The abatement of mould containing materials can be as minimal as the removal of wet pipe insulation, drywall sections with high moisture content, or even damp carpets and furnishings. However, when there are extensive amounts of mouldy material, the materials need to be removed under a building hygienist containment protocol, which significantly increases expenses. While labor costs are the most predominant cost of mould abatement, associated equipment costs should not be understated, including the costs of negative air machines, air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, manometers, and associated OSHA pumps. In fact, the costs of equipment and consumables could be as much as 10 – 25% of the overall abatement cost.

In summary, there are several areas that need to be reviewed when assessing the cost of mould abatement:

Setup of the containment area,
Demolition of contaminated materials, including wrapping the demolished material with 1 to 2 layers of 6- mils poly,
Removal (pull out) of wrapped contaminated material from the containment area,
Cleaning of the containment area to achieve the building hygienist’s clearance requirements, and
Pulling down the containment.
Mould Removal performed by a Certified Mould Remediator is fraught with documented health risks and can therefore present higher than expected mould removal costs.

Depending on the size of the structure, mould, mildew removal and air duct cleaning can present daunting expenses for businesses and homes alike. The cost of mould removal may seem high, but when seen in the light of looming health threats and property damage costs, Certified Mould Inspectors and Certified Mould Remediators reveal just how cost effective they truly are.

To properly estimate the cost of mould removal/remediation a technician will attend your site to review your particular situation and the variables involved.

Call GeoFocus Mould Solutions today to discuss our rates for mould remediation and mould assessment. We can tailor a custom solutions to meet your needs and objectives and most importantly your budget.