Mold Inspections & Testing begins with a visual assessment of the property. The visual assessment also includes thermal imaging to detect any hidden moisture intrusions.
Mold Testing is conducted after the inspection as needed. The decision to conduct testing is dependent on the goals of the assessment or specified demand.
Mold Assessments are a comprehensive report with detailed analysis identifying the moisture source, test results, remediation plan, projected cost and post remediation clearance reports.
Our Mold Assessments are structured to adhere to the standards set forth with Chapter 32 of the New York State Department of Labor's Mold Program.
The Mold Remediation process involves isolating the affected area, remediating or removing the contaminated area, drying the area and meeting clearance criteria identified in the Mold Assessment's Remediation Plan.
Specialized equipment such as air scrubbers, dehumidification units, ozone generators, HEPA vacuums, chemicals or media blasting may be used throughout the remediation process.
BlueLine Disaster Solutions, Inc. provides Mold Removal services in Utica, Rome & Syracuse, NY.
If there is 10 square feet or more combined in an affected area you are required to obtain a Mold Assessment by a licensed Mold Assessor.
No. The Mold Assessor must be an independent third party from the Mold Remediation contractor. This is designed as a system of checks and balance for remediation services.
No! Applying Clorox does nothing, Clorox is a disinfectant, that is diluted with water, while mold is a fungus/microbial organism. You are essentially putting fuel (water) on the fire.
It is highly recommended to retain a licensed Mold Assessor & Remediation Contractor as there could be unidentified underlying issues. However, if you treat an area use a anti-microbial fungicidal product or a mixture of warm water mixed with a mild detergent.
Mold is in our natural environment thus it is nearly impossible nor practical to eradicate for a long period of time. In living or work areas mold should be maintained at an ambient level or lower in comparison to the levels of the exterior environment.
Mold exposure effects every person differently. Not all mold strands disperse mycotoxins which render them toxic such as Stachybotrys (Black Mold). Health effects vary based on many individual variables such as exposure time, level of contamination, health history, type of contact or ingestion, ect. Significant levels of exposure to any strand of mold should be a concern.
Mold Poisoning's symptoms are very similar to upper respiratory & flu like symptoms. If you feel you have been overly exposed to toxic mold you should notify your health care provider so they can apply a specific battery of tests for mold poisoning.
New York State Dept of Labor: Chapter 32 - Mold Program
Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) S520: Reference Guide for Mold Remediation
EPA Publication: Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home