Hurricane + Storm Follow-Up Inspection
When water has invaded an indoor environment, time is the key factor in the amount of indoor water damage that will incur.
When the power goes off for several days in hot, humid climates, it is difficult to avoid a mold, mildew, or fungi explosion. Molds produce spores (called mold spores) that spread easily through the air and form new mold growths or mold colonies under the right conditions. Mold growth is extremely common after flooding or water damage. The longer mold is allowed to grow the greater the risk to your home, office and health.
It is necessary to have your home’s water damage assessed in a way that your insurance company is familiar with. For this reason you should use a professional Indoor Environmental Company to provide you with a written protocol for the water restoration process of your home.
RJF Environmental Consulting Services will assess the indoor water damage compliant with insurance companies need for documentation and sampling. RJF Environmental Consulting Services will provide you with a comprehensive plan of action and written protocol for the restoration of your home or building. If the area can be properly dried out, it can save thousands of dollars. Proper monitoring, along with mold and air quality testing is necessary to insure good indoor conditions.
It is absolutely necessary to initiate the drying process throughout the structure as quickly as possible. RJF Environmental Consulting Services will place air circulators, blowers and dryers in the areas of water intrusion and water damage to supplement the movement of air and the drying out process. We will monitor the drying process thoroughly and on a daily basis using thermal imaging to measure drying process.
After the mold remediation and restoration is performed by a qualified and licensed contractor, RJF Environmental Consulting Services, we will re-test to ensure that the work has been completed according to the protocol and has returned the home or building to a safe habitable environment. Mold testing will be conducted to ensure that there is no microbial growth on the surface of the cleaned materials and that the indoor air quality had been returned to normal indoor fungal activity.
If sewerage damage has occurred, RJF Environmental will also test for Bacteria, Sewage Contamination, E. Coli, Fecal Coliform, Fecal Streptococcus, Legionella, or MRSA.