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Mold Cleanup Standards in Your Area

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

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How Can You Tell That a Mold Problem Has Been Appropriately Addressed?

The good news is that Whittier, CA, mold clean up and recovery professionals are held to specific mold standards. These standards have been established by several agencies:

  • The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, focuses on how mold may affect the environment in your building and on the environment. It also offers insights into who should handle the cleanup efforts.
  • The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification is the go-to source of training, standards, and certification. In addition to establishing high standards for professionals in the industry, the IICRC also oversees the quality of mold removal and cleanup within the industry.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC, also provides a lot of helpful information about upholding the standards established by the EPA. It also provides official recommendations pertinent to specific mold growth situations.
  • OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is another source of cleanup standards. This agency covers details about how to clean up specific types of mold, such as black mold and gives specific information about business and property owner responsibilities.


The IICRC Mold Remediation Standard
It's important that you understand the mold standards that affect your business property. Familiarity with these standards can help you ensure that you have a clean, safe place for people to live or work. Technicians in your area may uphold the IICRC S520 Standard which protects the health of the workers and the people using the building, outlines the use of equipment, governs removal of contaminated materials, and dictates how the original moisture problem is addressed.


Standards and Your Confidence
When professionals adhere to mold standards established by the government and industry leaders, you can be confident that remediation has been carried out appropriately and thoroughly. You can also feel confident in the well-being of your building.

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