Classifications Of Remediaition

Removal Procedures per EPA Guidelines for Mold

 

The removal of mold can vary significantly from company to company. At American, we emphasize quality and safety. With our certified professionals, we have the training and experience to follow these steps as recommended by the EPA guidelines for mold and the mitigation protocol established by the IICRC. Also, our company carries additional insurance covering environmental coverage specifically for mold removal. To ensure that your property is covered with the best insurance protection available in the industry. Below is a list outlining the different levels established within the EPA guidelines for mold, on how to remove and protect:

Level I – Small Isolated Areas (DIY Method…10 sq.ft or less)

  • Remediation can be conducted by regular people as long as they are aware & educated on the proper clean-up methods, personal protection, and potential hazards.
  • Respiratory protection (such as the N-95 disposable respirator) is recommended. Gloves and eye protection should also be worn.
  • The work area should be unoccupied. Removing people from spaces next to the work area is not necessary, but is recommended for infants (less than 12 months old), elderly or people with compromised immune systems.
  • Clean contaminated areas with soap & water.  Dispose of all rags or sponges used.
  • Contaminated materials that cannot be cleaned should be removed from the building in a sealed trash bag & disposed of.
  • The entire work area should be cleaned up with soap & water.
  • All areas should be left dry and visibly free of contamination and debris.

Level II – Midsize Isolated Areas (Basic Remediation…10-30 sq.ft)

  • Remediation can be conducted by trained people on the proper clean-up methods, personal protection, and potential hazards.
  • The work area should be unoccupied. Removing people from spaces next to the work area is not necessary, but is recommended for infants (less than 12 months old), elderly or people with compromised immune systems.
  • Surfaces in the work area that could become contaminated should be covered with sheets of plastic that are secured in place. This should be done before any remediation process to prevent further contamination.
  • Dust suppression methods, such as misting (not soaking) surface before remediation are recommended.
  • Contaminated materials that cannot be cleaned should be removed from the building in a sealed trash bag & disposed of.
  • All small debris removal & cleanup should be done with the use of a specialty HEPA vacuum.
  • All areas should be left dry and visibly free of all contamination and debris.

Level III – Large Area (Advanced Mold Remediation…30-100 sq.ft )

  • Certified Mold Remediation Technician or other environmental health and safety professionals with experience in mold remediation are needed
  • The work area and areas directly adjacent should be unoccupied.
  • Surfaces in the work area that could become contaminated should be covered with sheets of plastic that are secured in place. This should be done before any remediation process to prevent further contamination.
  • Dust suppression methods, such as misting (not soaking) surface before remediation are recommended.
  • Contaminated materials that cannot be cleaned should be removed from the building in a sealed trash bag & disposed of.
  • All small debris removal & cleanup should be done with the use of a specialty HEPA vacuum.
  • All areas should be left dry and visibly free of all contamination and debris.

Level IV – Extensive Area (Extensive & Advanced Mold Remediation..100 sq.ft+)

  • Environmental health and safety professionals with experience in mold remediation are needed & equipped with:
  • Full face respirators with HEPA cartridges.
  • Disposable protective ppe is covering the entire body including the head, shoes, and hands.
  • Containment Barrier built in the affected area:
  • Complete isolation of the work area
  • Extensive removal of contaminated materials & proper disposal.Use of negative air machines with HEPA filters to clean contaminated air within the containment barrier.