Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mold Remediation Tasks

Tasks Involved In Remediation as Per the CDC

Responding to mold problems requires a series of actions. The order in which actions take place is sometimes important. Typically, the following actions are implemented to some extent regardless of whether a problem is small and simple or large and complex:
  • Take emergency actions to stop water intrusion if needed.
    Identify vulnerable populations, extent of contamination, and moisture dynamic.
  • Plan and implement remediation activities.
  • Establish appropriate containment and worker and occupant protection.
  • Eliminate or limit moisture sources and dry the materials.
  • Decontaminate or remove damaged materials as appropriate.
  • Evaluate whether space has been successfully remediated.
  • Reassemble the space to prevent or limit possibility of recurrence by controlling sources of moisture and nutrients.
  • For small, simple problems, the entire list may be implemented by one person. For larger, more complex problems, the actions in the list may be accomplished by a series of people in different professions and trades. For circumstances that fall between those extremes, some combination of occupant action and professional intervention will be appropriate. In general, no single discipline brings together all the required knowledge for successful assessment and remediation.


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