Since the public has become more aware of indoor air quality issues, building managers and maintenance personnel face an increasing number of concerns regarding mold growth within their facilities. With the change in construction practices over the past 25 years, buildings, schools, and residential homes are prone to moisture buildup and the growth of mold. Molds can cause allergic reactions and asthma problems. Mold also gradually destroys building materials that it grows on.
The key to mold control is to identify and control the source of moisture then remediation mold growth that is present. The best remediation begins within 48 hours of water damage, however if mold has grown unnoticed for a long period of time, more intense methods of removal will be required. Whether mold is dead or alive it can cause indoor air quality problems, so it is important to not just “kill” mold but decontaminate the area as well.
First Action provides a range of consulting and analytical services to help our clients identify, manage and abate mold and other hazardous biological materials. These services are tailored to meet each project’s unique requirements and specifications, respect the budget and comply with state and federal regulations.
Detailed building inspections are conducted to identify, quantify, assess and document the presence of mold and fungal materials. Our remediation personnel have completed OSHA- required training (and ongoing training) and we have several Certified Mold Remediators (CMRs) on board and understand the complexity and process to accomplish mold abatement. Typical survey activities include:
We provide professional remediation services to help manage contaminated materials. We also provide complete decontamination services including scope-of-work development and production of plans and specifications. We offer:
Project Management and Air Monitoring
To assure that our clients receive cost effective and professional service, we provides on site inspection during abatement to monitor compliance with abatement specifications and assure regulatory compliance.
Daily visual and air monitoring are conducted to document the condition of containment systems and compliance with worker and employee safety standards. Disposal of removed materials is monitored to assure that waste handling and disposal requirements are met.
Finally, inspection and air monitoring clearances are completed and certified to assure the hazard is effectively removed. Project close-out includes a written industrial hygiene surveillance report, together with all sample analytical reports, and material waste disposal manifests.