The best way to deal with mould is to prevent it from happening. If the drying of wet building materials is commenced within 24 hours (assuming clean water), the chances of preventing mould growth are excellent. If building materials remain wet, it is inevitable that mould will start to grow. Therefore, addressing and eliminating moisture problems is the critical first step. Simply put, “Got Moisture? Got Mould!”
However, once mould is present, drying is not enough. Mouldy materials must be either removed or decontaminated. This process is called remediation, which means “to remedy” or “to cure.” Proper remediation procedures will be determined by the size, scope and nature of the mould contamination.
At ServiceMaster of Calgary, we have completed intensive mould remediation training and have received instruction in the proper procedures for handling mould claims. We can handle anywhere from small (10 square feet or less) and isolated areas affected by mould to larger areas (over 10 square feet). These larger areas require a different response and procedures; be sure your contractor is adequately certified to deal with these.