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What is a Mold Protocol?

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Table of Contents from a mold protocol Table of Contents from a Mold Protocol.

If you suspect you have mold growing in your home, either by seeing it or smelling it, you will likely need a mold assessment. Mold work is regulated in the state of Texas and requires a licensed mold assessor and licensed mold contractor. SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth is a mold contractor who can perform the mold remediation. A mold assessor is a separate company that tests the suspected mold and writes a protocol, a plan of action, for the mold contractor to follow in order to remediate the mold. 

So what does a protocol contain? It begins with interviewing the property owner or tenant about their concerns. Next is the site assessment which includes moisture and temperature readings, air sampling and direct sampling, and gathering room dimensions for the sketch. All of this information, along with the lab results from the samples obtained, are written into a report or protocol. The report also contains specific guidelines for the mold contractor to follow including what materials to remove and where containment should be placed. The protocol is a living document meaning it may need to be adjusted as the project progresses if more or less mold is found. 

After the mold remediation project is complete, the mold assessor will usually perform a clearance test to insure the mold has been removed. Both the mold assessor and the mold contractor can then sign The Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation. 

If you suspect you have mold in your home, call us at 817-232-3333 and let the professionals remediate it correctly. 

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