Why Is Training So Important When Looking For a Mold Remediation Company in Sandwich?
Sandwich Residents Need Professional Mold Remediation
There are lots of situations where you need a highly-trained specialist. This is true if you are looking for a medical professional, beauty therapist, or mechanic in Sandwich. Some home repair jobs need a specialist touch.
When you need mold remediation in Sandwich, there are many things you will want to know about the company you choose. We will discuss some of those now – and talk about why training is so necessary.
What does a mold remediation company do?
A mold remediation company in Sandwich handles fungal growth in your home. There are many steps to mold remediation, including:
- Assessment of the situation and drawing up a cleanup plan
- Putting up containment barriers so the mold spores cannot escape and set up camp elsewhere
- Scrubbing, wiping, and abrasion as needed to remove visible growth
- Drying to discourage regrowth
- Deodorization and cleanup to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands also handles restoration. This can include removing and replacing drywall, putting up new wallpaper, re-painting surfaces, and, in more advanced outbreaks, controlled demolition and rebuilding of severely damaged areas. Some mold situations are not advanced enough to require restoration, but it is good to know our people can handle it when needed.
How do I know whether I need mold remediation?
If you suspect you have mold in your Sandwich house, you need mold remediation. Signs of decay include damp patches on walls and ceilings, and visible mold growth, which can be black, pinkish, white and fuzzy, or green-tinted. You might also notice a damp or musty smell.
SERVPRO recommends you call us as soon as you notice tell-tale signs of fungal growth. Mold spores are microscopic and can quickly break away from the colony to form new growth elsewhere in your home. Time is of the essence so we can swiftly contain the situation.
What should I look for in a remediation specialist?
When searching for a remediation specialist, there are several things to look for:
- Fast response – we recommend calling a company like SERVPRO that is available all day, every day
- A company that uses industry-standard equipment to remove mold
- Proper cleanup after remediation so you do not even know they were there
- Excellent customer service which includes following up with you after they finish the job (SERVPRO always does this)
- A commitment to training their people to the highest standard
Why is specialist training essential?
Mold remediation is not as simple as wiping down affected surfaces. To be effective, a mold remediation technician needs first to understand fungus, and how and where it grows. Knowing the biological processes involved means that the technician knows why they must do things a certain way. This deeper understanding empowers them to make the best choices in each situation.
Before they commence cleaning, mold specialists must set up containment. We ensure our staff understands why containment matters and how to use it effectively, to decrease the chance of spores spreading.
Mold remediation involves the use of a wide range of equipment and chemicals. For example, a technician might use a moisture meter or probe to measure dampness in the air. During remediation, they might be called on to use abrasive blasters, such as dry ice or baking soda blasters, to scour mold from hard surfaces.
When cleaning is complete, technicians will use dehumidifiers, fans, and air scrubbers to dry the area and capture loose mold spores. Air scrubbers also help deodorize the room.
At all points during remediation, technicians must remain aware of health and safety and take all necessary steps to ensure they meet health and safety guidelines.
What kind of training does SERVPRO offer?
Comprehensive training is at the heart of our service.
Franchise owners undertake a comprehensive fifteen-day hands-on course to make sure they have excellent knowledge of remediation work. We train all our staff to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards. The IICRC is a non-profit specializing in training for the restoration industries.
We also invest in our staff with ongoing training opportunities. We offer a self-paced employee certification to all our technicians and give all staff access to online learning. Our team needs to be up to date with the latest cleaning techniques and equipment to obtain the best results.
Every franchise includes specialist mold technicians within its crew.
Proper training gives you peace of mind because every staff member who enters your home knows how to care for it, and how to remediate mold properly. Well-trained workers do not only remove mold – they take steps to prevent it regrowing, keeping your home fresher for longer.
If you are looking for a mold remediation company, call SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985.