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Mold Remediation (Removal)

Correcting a Black Mold Problem

Regardless of the type of mold, including black mold, there are some basic steps to follow regarding remediation (clean-up and removal).

  • If it's alive, kill it.
    NOTE: For a variety of reasons, bleach is no longer recommended by the New York Guidelines. We use a quaternary ammonium solution with a tin additive.
  • Clean up the residue and dispose properly. Use a HEPA (asbestos-rated) vacuum.
  • Lock up the surface of the building materials.
    The spores and bodies (hyphae) of some molds are toxic even when dead, and cycles of temperature and humidity can cause them to work free from the surface of the wood and become airborne.
  • Make sure it doesn't come back, i.e. leave a biocide and correct the underlying moisture problem.
  • Do it all using proper worker protection, and under enough containment that you don't spread the mess. This may mean working in a negative pressure environment.

It's really that simple.

If the contamination is relatively small (say 10 square feet or less), it's a do-it-yourself job. Follow the New York Guidelines and you can't go wrong. For larger projects, or within a real estate transaction, you probably want a professional; we're happy to help you decide. Just call ... no cost, no obligation.

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