MOLD BASICS: UNDERSTANDING THE THREE CRITICAL COMPONENTS OF EVERY FUNGAL REMEDIATION PROJECT
Over the last few weeks we have received numerous calls from individuals concerned about the appropriateness of mold remediation projects that do not address critical issues such as possible contamination of the HVAC system or the contents of the building. In fact, we spoke with an attorney for an individual who is reportedly suffering from serious mold-related health concerns, and he was incredulous when he found out that after a major remediation of visible fungal growth from his client’s house no effort had been made to clean the rest of the structure.
This lack of thoroughness was even more disturbing given that a hygienist had been involved in the project to conduct an investigation and help prepare the scope of work. This consultant’s own air samples had shown elevated levels of fungal spores throughout the home, yet the official project was narrowed down specifically to the rooms with visible contamination.