Northern Alberta First Nations Mold Remediation Project
Mold is a major problem for First Nations and will only worsen unless the problem is dealt with properly.
Based on the true cost of mold, it is fairly clear that our Leaders would be prudent in addressing mold issues today, which we believe will result in a net financial savings to our health care system and overall productivity in the long run.
Got Mold? has spent considerable time and effort educating and offering services to our First Nations primarily because we believe this is a major health concern with long term consequences. Indeed, in November, 2012, we published an article, Mold in First Nations: A Crisis! to further publicize this problem. As stated by the article, 44% of homes on reserves have mold issues, and the problem will continue to worsen unless this issue is dealt with seriously.
Fortunately, mold and the health concerns it creates are starting to be addressed. Earlier this year we worked on a First Nations project in Saskatchewan which relied heavily on dry ice blasting to remove the mold.
In May, a large construction company in Alberta contacted Got Mold? and asked us to bid on another First Nations project. Earlier this week, Got Mold? sent a team to Fort McMurray, Alberta who subsequently took the plane, pictured above, to the First Nations project in northern Alberta. The initial work involves the remediation of floor joists in the crawl space, though it appears that the scope of the project will grow because the mold infestation is much larger than initially thought.
Stay tuned for further pictures and details as they come in from our Founder, James C. Watson, who is personally over-seeing the project. Have a fantastic weekend!
— Got #Mold?™ (@gotmoldglobal) June 14, 2013