Pre-purchase inspections: If you are buying a new home, it's important to have a mold inspection as part of your pre-purchase inspection. This can help identify any mold problems that may be present in the home and allow you to take steps to address them before you move in.
Legal liability: If you are a landlord or property owner, you may be liable for any mold-related health problems that tenants or occupants may experience. Testing for mold can help protect you from legal liability by identifying and addressing any mold problems before they become a health hazard.
There are several reasons why homeowners or property owners should consider using an indoor environmental professional to test for mold:
Health concerns: Exposure to mold can cause a range of health problems, including respiratory issues, allergies, and infections. Mold can produce allergens, irritants, and toxins that can affect people, especially those with weakened immune systems.
Visible mold growth: If you can see mold growing on surfaces, it's likely that there is more mold growing elsewhere in your home. Testing for mold can help identify the extent of the mold problem.
Water damage: If your home has experienced water damage, such as flooding, leaky pipes, or roof leaks, it's important to test for mold. Mold can begin growing within 24-48 hours of water damage, and if left untreated, it can cause extensive damage to your home and lead to health problems.
Here are some steps we follow during our process that seperates us from the competition:
Cleaning: The first step in sanitization is cleaning the surfaces to remove any visible dirt, dust, or debris. This can be done using soap and water, followed by a disinfectant.
Disinfecting: The second step involves applying a disinfectant solution to the surfaces to kill or inactivate any remaining microorganisms. Different disinfectants may be used depending on the type of surface and the level of contamination.
Drying: After applying the disinfectant, the surfaces should be allowed to dry completely to ensure maximum effectiveness. This also helps prevent the growth of new microorganisms.
Ventilation: Proper ventilation is important to ensure that the air in the space is circulating and not stagnant. This can be achieved through opening windows, using fans, or adjusting the HVAC system.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Depending on the type of microorganisms and the level of exposure, workers may need to wear appropriate PPE like gloves, masks, and gowns to protect themselves and prevent the spread of infection.
Quality control: Regular testing and monitoring may be required to ensure that the sanitization process is effective in reducing the number of microorganisms present.
Sanitization protocols can vary depending on the specific needs of the space and the types of microorganisms present. It's important to follow the guidance of public health authorities, I.I.C.R.C. & N.O.R.M.I. policies and procedures and consult with Flood Pro of Florida to determine the appropriate sanitization protocols for your space.