After Flood Clean Up, Post-Remediation Verification is Essential!
The purpose of post-remediation is to protect you, the consumer, and is designed to give you “peace of mind” that the mold remediation job was done properly. When you have a mold problem, you will have air borne spores; one of the measures to determine how bad your mold problem is to compare the spore count outside of the house with the inside of your house. The main goal of mold remediation is to remove all contaminated moldy materials and to clean the air so that there is not a dramatic disparity between the outside and inside spore count. The only way you can determine if the mold remediation professional has done a proper job is to hire a Third Party to perform a post-remediation verification. (Why Is Post-Remediation Verification So Important?)
Currently Got Mold? has teams working in both Alberta and Saskatchewan. In Alberta, we have worked on projects in Calgary and currently have deployed most of our teams to High River.
One of the main purposes of disaster restoration is to ensure that the fungal ecology of the indoor environment is normal. In lay man’s terms, our goal is to ensure that your indoor environment is healthy. With this in mind, when your home or business is flooded and particularly if the water is category 3, then it is very important that contaminated materials are disposed of. In addition, it is absolutely essential that all water is pumped out and professional restoration companies are hired to deploy their specialized equipment to dry out the area. In addition, it is also important to realize that water is a very powerful force and is the key ingredient required by mold to thrive.
The restoration company you hire should adhere to industry standards and guidelines and it is recommended that you only choose firms that are IICRC Certified. This is important because this certification means that the firm has attended specific training related to ensuring that your mold remediation project is done professionally.
As the consumer trying to get your home fixed, you can demand that your insurance company use the firm that you choose to work with and have a strong level of confidence with. It is YOUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE and because of this, it is important that you understand what type of restoration company you are working with.
With any disaster, many fly-by-night operators set up shop, many of which do not have the experience or credentials to perform this type of work. You can determine the level of experience simply by getting answers to these TEN KEY QUESTIONS and be sure to “compare apples to apples” when you get quotes, because you definitely get what you pay for.
As the property owner, you need to hold your restoration company accountable for their work. For this reason you should INSIST that your insurance cover the cost of a Third Party Post-Remediation Verification. This is so important because this report will verify that the remediation was done properly and the fungal ecology of the indoor environment is healthy. Any restoration company that insists on checking their own work by doing their own post-remediation verification should not be trusted because this is a clear conflict of interest.
One of the key points I want to get across is that after all of the mold remediation is complete, you should not begin rebuilding until the post-remediation verification report has been completed. Rebuilding before the verification could create added costs, particularly if the Third Party that you hire to do the post-remediation verification determines that the indoor fungal ecology is not healthy and further mold remediation is required.(Why Is Post-Remediation Verification So Important?)
To gain further knowledge on post-remediation verification, please watch the videos below. In the first video, our founder, James C. Watson, takes you on a post-remediation walk through. The second video is a short discussion by James on why post-remediation verification is so important.
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