To protect the health of your family, keeping your house free of dangerous
materials is important. If your home or building was found to contain
a dangerous contaminant following mold, lead, or
asbestos testing in the Bay Area, then continue reading to learn what you can expect from the abatement process.
Once the abatement team arrives your home, they will perform several steps
during the process. First, they will seal off the affected part of your
home to prevent the contaminant from spreading into other areas of your
home through dust, spores, and other means. Next, air filtration devices
will be set up to help prevent any contaminated materials from escaping
out of the work area.
With the affected area properly contained, the team will then begin to
remove any contaminated materials. First, the materials are dampened to
help contain dust and fibers. Then, they can be removed through brushing,
sanding, scraping, deconstruction, or demolition. Third, the materials
are placed in leak-tight containers and sent to a landfill.
Following the mold, lead, or asbestos removal process, the abatement team
will take several additional steps to help ensure that your home is free
of the contaminant. To do this, they will wipe down and clean every contaminated
surface in your home, as well as remove any dust that was left behind
using HEPA vacuums. In the case of mold abatement, the team will use an
anti-microbial solution to kill any remaining mold spores. For lead and
asbestos abatement, a sealant is applied to affected surfaces to contain
any remaining fibers that may be present.
The final stage in the abatement process involves an inspection of your
home to confirm that the treatment was successful. First, the team will
perform a visual inspection of the affected areas. Then, dust or air samples
will be collected and sent to an independent firm for testing. After receiving
test results that confirm that the lead, mold, or asbestos abatement was
successful, the team will remove any containment barriers and air filtration
devices from your home to complete the process.