Affordable Remediation specialists have access to the most advanced mold removal tools the industry has to offer, and our team of professionals is trained and certified in their use. We’ll not only answer your mold questions, but we’ll test the affected in the areas of your home or business to assess the damage and, from there, decide what we’ll need to complete the job an efficient and cost-effect fashion. Equipment such as these costs thousands of dollars. The professional and industrial grade tools offer more precision, quality and thoroughness that you simply cannot get from cheaper products out there in your typical hardware stores.
Some Of The Tools We Use
The tools listed below are just a few employed in performing mold remediation that can stem from leaks including a burst pipe, a flooded basement, sewage back up, or toilet overflow, or already existing mold or fungus contamination.
These sensitive tools are used to determine the exact quality of the air by sizing and counting the exact number of particles within the air. We can use this to determine just how clean the air is in any environment.
This digital camera is attached to snake style tubing. Its purpose is to see damage in areas not easily reached without compromising the structure of the building in question. The camera can “see” behind closed walls, under cabinets, in HVAC ductwork, and under stairwells, as well as other hard to get to places.
Digital Moisture Probe
This tool detects moisture and helps to determine the perimeter of water intrusion. If it reads above 17-19%, an audible and visible signal is emitted.
The hygrometer gives us a more in depth look at the humidity in the affected structure, by showing the moisture ratio (GPP), dew point, and vapor pressure. If suitable dehumidification conditions exist or are finally achieved and maintained, this delicate tool will reveal that information.
Some believe these handheld cameras measure moisture, but they do not. They, do, however, reveal evaporative cooling temperatures by scanning large areas of a structure to detect temperature differentials of surfaces.
This instrument measures air velocity and movement across wet materials.
This meter is used to monitor negative air pressure and assure exhaust of contaminants by using a column of liquid to measure pressure.
Mold spores and fungi produce contaminants in the air. The air scrubber removes the particulates and gases caused by mold from the affected area.
Negative Air Machine (NAM)
This air filtration device works by pulling contaminated air from the affected space through a series of filters and then discharges the freshly filtered air either into the interior space of the structure or to the exterior.
HEPA, an acronym for High-Efficiency Particulate Air, is a specialized vacuum cleaner that can trap and filter a large amount of very small particles from surfaces and keeps them contained for later disposal.
Some home and business owners already have dehumidifiers, but those used by the Affordable Remediation team to remove humidity levels in the air are commercial grade. In other words, they are the strongest available for the job.
Air movers are fans, but as with the dehumidifiers mentioned above, they are industrial grade and work to create pressure differentials needed to help turn water into vapor for easier removal.
Additional Water Extraction Equipment
Directly applied pumps, truck mounted hoses, and specialized mats that remove water from plaster, hardwood floors, ceramic, and porcelain tiles are used to rid your home of standing water and moisture.
Hydroxyl And Ozone Generators
Hydroxyl and ozone remove odors, kill germs, and clean the air. Hydroxyl is safe to use in inhabited areas; however ozone is not—no humans or animals should be present when in use.
Finally, plastic containment barriers and specialized suits are also used in mold remediation, not only to keep our team safe during mold removal but to keep the clean areas of your home or business mold-free.
These are just a few of the many tools we use to detect and remove mold from your home or business. If you have any concerns about the list above or need information on equipment we haven’t mentioned, our trained operators are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.