Mold In Your CrawlspaceCrawlspace Mold Remediation Guidelines
Once the source of the moisture is corrected, remediation (mold removal, clean-up, abatement) of the molds/bacteria will be determined by the material that the mold resides on.
The remediation contractor should use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect themselves against contamination. All precautions should be taken to protect the occupants of the home and currently unaffected areas of the home from exposure during remediation.
All affected areas must be contained during remediation. The containment should be constructed of a minimum 6-mil thick polyethylene sheathing with the preferred method being a “zipper” containment. Containment should remain intact until a post-remediation report is produced indicating that the remediation effort has successfully solved the problem. Containment should NOT be altered or even entered by any person other than the remediation contractors or the indoor air quality consultant unless specific authorization has been given.
All moldy or damaged materials from the remediation project should be placed in sealed 6-mil Polyethylene bags if they are to be transported through “clean” areas prior to disposal.
Wood products such as wood studs or joists, paneling, furniture. If the structural integrity of the material has not been compromised and there is access to properly treat, the material may be wire brushed to remove the visible mold and/or bacteria, cleaned with Advanced Peroxide Cleaner, treated with SHOCKWAVE – Disinfectant and coated with IAQ-6000 (Clear) or 6100 (white) an EPA registered mold resistant coating. If structural integrity is compromised or proper access cannot be gained, then removal of the material is necessary to ensure remediation.
Insulation and other mold impacted materials:
All insulation must be removed and disposed of in the crawlspace.