Mold Remediation Info Page

Watermark Restoration performs mold remediation services according to industry guidelines as outlined in the Texas Department of State Health Services Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Companies S-520 guidelines on Mold Remediation and the EPA guidelines on Mold Remediation.  These services include establishing containment with 6 mil plastic barriers and engineering controls including negative air machines equipped with HEPA filtration.  The negative air machine creates negative pressure inside the containment so that all dust particles and mold spores dislodged during the remediation process are kept inside the containment and subsequently trapped on the HEPA filter of the negative air machine or vacuumed up by the HEPA filtered vacuum during cleanup.

Remediation consists of removal of the mold from construction material and in the case of sheetrock, the removal of the sheetrock, and if mold is found on the back side, then additional removal approximately 2 feet beyond any observable mold.  After removal of the damaged sheetrock, then damp-wipe cleaning of the wall cavity using fiber/cloth rags and an anti-microbial disinfectant, followed by HEPA vacuuming and then another round of damp wipe cleaning and HEPA vacuuming of the entire containment.  The containment is then sealed for 24 hours and clearance testing is performed by a Mold Assessment Consultant inside the containment, with comparison samples taken outdoors.
Clearance is achieved by visual inspection and/or laboratory air samples showing that conditions inside the containment are equal to or less than what is showing in the outdoor sample at the same time.