Interior Demolition: Preparing for Mold Problems

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Interior Demolition: Preparing for Mold Problems

Lets face it: No one wants to encounter a mold problem, but more often than not homes and businesses will have a mold issue on their hands. Two recent surveys conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that 30-50% of all structures in the United States experience damp conditions which is a breeding ground for “biological pollutants” (i.e. mold).

How do you know you have a mold problem?

One common way homeowners and businesses find they have a mold problem is when they are undergoing an interior demolition project. Interior demolition projects generally involve gutting a certain section of the inside of a structure while leaving the exterior untouched. These types of projects will reveal pipes, wires, and asbestos — but could reveal mold as well.

What happens after mold is found during an interior demolition project?

For one thing, it’s best to just call in the professionals, because you never know how extensive the issue is. Luckily many companies, such as BGS Environmental Services, Inc offer both interior demolition services and mold remediation.

What is involved in the mold remediation process?

First things first: Remove the source of the problem, which is usually a moisture source such as a burst or leaking pipe that was otherwise hidden behind brick or drywall and only exposed during the interior demolition project.

A mold company will remove all of the affected building materials as well as moisture by using state-of-the-art technology. At BGS Environmental Services, Inc, the goal is to make sure the mold spores don’t spread to other areas of the structure. As a professional mold remediation company, we always seal off the room we are working in to prevent contamination of other rooms.

How is an interior demolition project completed?

Depending on whether or not mold is found within the structure during an interior demolition project, there may be additional cleanup steps. A high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuum may need to be used in the mold remediation process. A wet vacuum may also need to be brought in for areas or materials that are wet.

Along with other professional clean-up techniques, debris disposal is the main concern for any interior demolition project. This debris will be concentrated into one pile and safely transported away from the structure with ordinary construction waste.

Thinking about an interior home renovation? Or perhaps you’re in the middle of one and encountered a mold problem? Call BGS Environmental Services, Inc. Proudly serving Quincy, Milton and Braintree MA.

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