mold remediation

Mold Remediation

Burns provides a comprehensive range of fungal remediation services.
Our Mold Remediation Specialists have extensive experience in providing
critical analysis of fungal contamination, detailing remediation procedures
and restoration recommendations. At Burns, we are committed to employing
the latest innovative and cost efficient remediation techniques and methods
in order to minimize interruption to your operations, while performing all
procedures in accordance with standard industry practice and procedures.

Indoor Air Quality

  • Microbial Investigation and Assessments
  • Microbial Abatement Design
  • Remediation Services
  • Post Remediation Monitoring

Fixing the Problem

  • Before cleanup, stop the source of water. Otherwise, the mold will simply grow back.
  • Use a disposable Type N-95 respirator to limit your exposure to airborne mold. These are available at many hardware stores and on the internet: $12 $25.
  • If porous materials, like drywall or carpet and padding have been wet for longer than 48 hours, remove and dispose of those materials.
    • Porous materials like drywall tend to remain wet, especially the bottom portion, even after the source of water is gone. If drywall has been wet for longer than 2 days, remove the affected drywall approximately 3 feet up from the floor.
    • If removing drywall, isolate the room or rooms where the demolition is being performed with plastic, and use a fan to create negative pressure in the room.
  • For non-porous materials (like bathroom tiles) and semi-porous materials (like wood), clean the materials. After the area is cleaned, dry it completely.
  • If mold reappears, the source of water has not been eliminated.

Consider hiring an environmental health professional or industrial hygienist to define the problem and a trained contractor to clean it up. Checking references to make sure the contractor has experience cleaning up mold.