Mold Remediation is a process of removing the mold from a structure and having the area brought back to Condition 1 Status.
A Mold Remediator can do a evaluation inspection, take samples for baseline purposes of the area. A Mold Remediator cannot perform an assessment inspection, nor can they perform a clearance inspection, this is considered a conflict of interest. Only a third party enitity can perform the assessment and/or the clearance inspection, never the remediation company on a mold remediation project where they are involved.
There are different methods of mold remediation:
The method of, Putting up containments, Wearing Personal Protective Equipment, removing damage materials from the area, HEPA VAC the area, apply EPA Approve Anti-Microbial, having air scrubbers in the area during remediation and then drying equipment put in place to dry the area prior to the clearance inspection.
Then there is the method of media blasting ( Dry-Ice process or the Soda Blasting)
Then there is the CLO2 method, that is now being added as an alternative to mold remediation.
Should the situation require a mold remediation process of a structure:
Never use bleach, bleach will not kill mold on porous or semi-porous materials and bleach is not an EPA product for mold remediation.
Should a remediation company is hired, make sure there is a certified mold remediator on the project.
A report from a Independent Environental Professional (IEP) will be issued, indicating the area has been brought back to Condition 1 Status.