The following is Part 2 of a 4-part series on the Preparation of Mold Remediation Protocols that discusses handling contents and preparing/maintaining a containment area. The goal of a Mold Remediation Protocol (MRP) document is to provide a guideline for the remediation contractor to complete the project in accordance with current industry standards and demonstrate that the building is safe to occupy.
The contents of an area scheduled for remediation activities are generally removed prior to beginning the work. Items that cannot be removed (i.e. a water treatment system) should be covered and sealed with plastic. All of the national remedial guidance documents provide good recommendations of the methods for identifying and decontaminating the contents. The MRP should include directions to the contractor on what materials are to be removed, how they will be cleaned after their removal (both the specific techniques and the possible use of a containment system), and where or how they will be stored until they are returned to the area. If some of the contents are to be disposed of as waste, those contents should be inventoried and possibly photographed. There should be no contents disposed of without permission by the owner. The MRP should state whether or not laboratory sampling of the cleaned contents will be part of the PRV process. The method of evaluating the laboratory results and acceptable thresholds for stating the item is clean should be agreed upon by the contractor.
The MRP should include the following specific items to describe how the contractor is to construct critical barriers:
In Part 3 of this series, we will discuss remediation techniques, waste disposal, and methods for cleaning.
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We feel that it is imperative to educate ourselves, our employees, and our customers. You can trust that we follow all the national standards in regards to indoor air quality. This includes mold remediation, lead abatement, asbestos removal, and everything that we do.