Level 4: Greater than 100 Square FeetDepending in the intensity of the infestation, the best course of action for dealing with a level 4 mold infestation, is calling a mold remediation expert for assistance. If you are planning to take part in the remediation process, here are some precautions you should take:
- Everyone involved in the mold remediation process should be properly trained in handling hazardous materials.
- Make sure you are equipped with full face respirators with HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) cartridges.
- Wear disposable protective clothing covering both head and shoes.
- Isolate the working area by sealing vents, ducts, grills, and other openings.
- Set up a “decontamination” room.
- Monitor air conditions before moving back into your home to ensure safety.
Level 5: HVAC SystemsLevel 5 is perhaps the most dangerous type of mold infestation since it involves the air you breathe. Applying all the necessary precautions will be important to keep everyone healthy. Follow these steps as soon as you notice there is mold growth in your HVAC system:
- Shut down the entire HVAC system before starting the mold remediation process.
- Growth-supporting materials that are contaminated should be removed, sealed, and secured before disposing.
- Use an effective and a broad spectrum of antimicrobial agents that prevents the growth of microorganisms.
Consider asking a mold remediation expert for advice on effectively dealing with high level mold infestations. Stay safe and healthy by acting quickly and preventing mold from festering and taking over your home.