A Successful Mold Remediation Project
It is very important to undertake measures to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the mold remediation project regardless of size. The project should be monitored by a third party during as well as after remediation to confirm the effectiveness of remedial work, particularly for large-scale remediation. At minimum, these quality assurance indicators should be followed and documented:
- The underlying moisture issue was identified and resolved
- The work area was appropriately and effective isolated
- Clean areas were not cross contaminated by workers and/or waste/dust
- Mold removal and worksite cleanup were completed according to the site-specific plan
- Any additional moisture or mold contamination discovered during remediation was properly addressed
- Upon completion of remediation, surfaces are free from visible dust and debris.
- If mold sampling was performed, the results of such sampling were evaluated by a highly experienced and trained industrial hygienist or certified industrial hygienist or environmental health professional.
After successfully completing mold remediation and correcting moisture problems, building materials that were removed should be replaced and brought to an intact and finished condition. The new building materials especially those that may contact moisture in the future should be waterproof and mold resistant. This is especially true for sheet rock in bathrooms, and basements. Anti-microbial paints are usually unnecessary after proper mold remediation. They should not be used in lieu of mold removal and proper moisture control, but may be useful in areas that are reasonably expected to be subject to moisture.