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, or Phillip's cell phone 1-480-310-7970

Air Conditioner Mold



Photograph of the inside of a thick plastic sheeting containment wall. Notice that it is bulging inward because the plastic is being pulled inward [toward the mold remediation area] by the negative air pressure maintained inside the mold work area.
 



Courtesy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 


For additional mold remediation and removal information on a wide variety of mold remediation subjects, visit these mold remediation pages---

[Bleach-Ineffective-Mold]
[Hurricane-Typhoon-Tornado]
[Mold-Killer-Recipes-Instructions]
[Air Conditioning Mold]
[Basement Mold]
[Bathroom Mold]
[Car and Van Mold]
[Clothes Mold]
[Crawl Space Mold]
[Do-It-Yourself-Mold-Kill]
[Firewood-Mold-Problem]
[Inadequate-Ventilation &-Mold]
[Laundry-Washing-Machine-Mold]
[Mold & Chlorine Bleach]
[NYC Mold Guidelines]
[OHSA-Mold-Guidelines]
[Q&A Removal]
[Roof Leak Mold]
[Moldy Siding]
[Wallpaper Mold]
[HUD-Mold]
[Bleach-Hard-Surfaces]
[Humidifier-Mold]
[Moldy-Building-Materials]
[Painting-Over-Mold]
[Demolition-Moldy-Building]
[Kilz]
[Ultraviolet-Light-Kill-Mold]
[Enzyme Mold Remover]


Picture of Divine Montero, Certified Environmental Hygienist, doing mold remediation of a Bangkok, Thailand, executive home.
Picture of Certified Mold Remediator and mold consultant Divine Montero using Tim-Bor in scrubbing the walls of a Bangkok, Thailand, house that she and Phillip Fry mold remediated in Jan., 2012.

Picture of fan exhausting airborne mold spores to the outdoors.
Exhaust the airborne mold spores released in the mold remediation to the outdoors by running a strong fan 24 hours in an open window. Better yet, use an industrial-sized hepa filter machine to capture airborne mold spores in its
HEPA filters prior to exhausting air to the outdoors through flexible ducting. Picture taken January, 2012, during mold remediation in Thailand by mold experts Phillip and Divine Fry.
 

Please also read:
New Way for Mold Remediation Without Removing Wall and Ceiling Drywall
Mold remediation advice and information pages---

[Bleach-Ineffective-Mold] [Hurricane-Typhoon-Tornado] [Mold-Killer-Recipes-Instructions] [Air Conditioning Mold] [Basement Mold] [Bathroom Mold] [Car and Van Mold] [Clothes Mold] [Crawl Space Mold] [Do-It-Yourself-Mold-Kill] [Firewood-Mold-Problem] [Inadequate-Ventilation &-Mold] [Laundry-Washing-Machine-Mold] [Mold & Chlorine Bleach] [NYC Mold Guidelines] [OHSA-Mold-Guidelines] [Q&A Removal] [Roof Leak Mold] [Moldy Siding] [Wallpaper Mold] [HUD-Mold] [Bleach-Hard-Surfaces] [Humidifier-Mold] [Moldy-Building-Materials] [Painting-Over-Mold] [Demolition-Moldy-Building] [Kilz] [Ultraviolet-Light-Kill-Mold] [Enzyme Mold Remover]


Top Ten Mold Removal & Mold Remediation
Steps and Procedures

Use these ten proven and successful mold removal and mold remediation procedures and techniques for mold growth in basements, crawl spaces, attics, and on and inside walls, ceilings, floors, carpeting/padding, and heating/cooling equipment and ducts to get rid of toxic black mold, slime mold, Stachybotrys, and mold growth infestations caused by roof leaks, siding leaks, plumbing leaks, water wicking up through concrete slab floors, high indoor humidity, flooding, hurricanes, typhoons, tropical cyclones, tornados, weather and wind storms, fire, and other water damage problems.

For more information on how to do effective mold removal, email mold experts Phillip and Divine Fry
phil@moldnspector.com or phone Mr. Fry Toll-Free 1-866-300-1616 or Phillip's cell phone 1-480-310-7970, or visit their websites Mold Experts, Certified Mold Inspectors, Mold Remediation Quote, and Mold Remediation Bid
 

Just four words neatly summarize what has to be done in effective and safe mold removal, mold remediation, mold mitigation, and mold abatement: CONTAIN, KILL, REMOVE, & PROTECT:
 

(1) CONTAIN the mold from spreading into uncontaminated areas;

(2) KILL the mold;

(3) REMOVE the dead mold; and

(4) PROTECT the cleaned out area against future mold infestations.

"The only sure way to (do mold remediation) requires the physical elimination
of mold and moldy materials by thorough cleaning or removal of the affected materials."---American Industrial Hygiene Association.


Mold Consultants Phillip and Divine Fry and the Environmental Hygienists Association recommends that property owners, managers, and tenants take all ten of these proven steps in the order listed for perfect do-it-yourself or professionally-done toxic mold removal.
 
  1. Mold inspection and testing. The hygienists’ first step is to do thorough and complete mold inspection and testing to find all areas of both visible and mold growth hidden inside ceilings, walls, floors, heating/cooling equipment and ducts, crawl spaces, basements, and attics.  Upkeep Masters, LLC, hygienists use an infrared thermal imaging camera, moisture meter, fiber optics video inspection camera, and hygrometer humidity meter to find hidden mold infestation, water leaks and other moisture problems. In addition, the hygienists also do mold testing of room air and the outward air flow from heating/cooling air ducts, plus surface mold sampling of suspicious surfaces.  To buy mold test kits and read DIY instructions to collect surface samples and air samples for mold lab analysis and quantification, visit Mold Growth Lab.
  
  2. Work Area Containment. The hygienists seal off the room or area to be mold remediated with 6 mil thick floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall, clear plastic sheeting so that mold spores released during mold removal do not travel to and mold cross-contaminate other areas. The hygienists maintain negative air pressure inside the work containment areas with high output, industrial air scrubbers with both a HEPA air filter to remove airborne mold spores and an activated carbon filter to remove airborne mold mycotoxin poisons (volatile organic compounds), with the scrubber's air exhaust directly vented to the outdoors. For proper mold remediation worker protection, the Upkeep Masters, LLC, workers wear a 3M or comparable breathing respirator mask with organic vapor filters rated P100, plus eye goggles, EnviroFry protective coveralls with built-in parka hood, and disposable vinyl gloves.
 
                                                    Pictue of work containment walls in use during the mold remediation of a home in Victorville, California.
                                                    EnviroFry Certified Environmental Hygienists used both an industrial dehumidifier
                                                    and four air scrubbers to dry out wet, moldy areas inside work containment areas
                                                   of a residence in Victorville, California, during the last week of 2015.
  
  3. Ozone Treatment.  The first mold killing step (to be repeated toward the end of the mold remediation project) is to run several high output ozone generators for at least six to eight hours in each separate building area, including inside the rooms or areas being mold remediated, all other rooms and areas, the building’s heating/cooling equipment and ducts, attic, crawl space, and basement. There can be no people, pets, or live plants inside the area being ozone treated. Read about the effectiveness of high output ozone treatment and EnviroFry ozone generators for sale at ozone generators.
 
                                                             Picture of ozone generator killing mold inside the air ducts of a heating cooling system in California.
                                                             EnviroFry Upkeep Masters, LLC used one of its many high output
                                                             commercial ozone generators to kill toxic mold growth inside the
                                                             HVAC air ducts of a moldy house in Victorville, California, during
                                                             the last week of December, 2015.. Run the HVAC on fan ventilation
                                                             during this procedures to carry the mold-killing ozone gas throughout
                                                             all air ducts for eight hours, in addition to separate eight hour ozone
                                                             treatment of each area of the house.
 
 
  4. HEPA Vacuuming. After the completion of the initial ozone treatment, the hygienists utilize industrial-sized, powerful HEPA vacuum cleaners to vacuum walls, floors, carpeting, and furnishing surfaces three ways---horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. In addition, this HEPA vacuuming step is done one or more times after the physical mold removal step number 5 below.
 
 5. Spraying All Remediation and Adjacent Surfaces with EPA registered fungicides both before and after physical mold removal (step 6 below). The most effective spray product to both kill mold and prevent future mold growth is EnviroFry's Timbor Quat Formula
, which is a proprietary, specially blended combination of the EPA-registered fungicides TimBor plus an effective quarternary ammonium chloride. For product info or to purchase, please email Phillip Fry phil@moldinspector.com or phone Phillip toll-free 866-300-1616 or cell 480-310-7970.
  
  6. Physical Mold Removal. While operating HEPA air scrubbers inside the mold work area, the hygienists remove all visible mold growth by removing and discarding materials such as moldy drywall, curtains, and carpeting, and by cleaning wood timbers to visibly mold-free with the use of power grinders with wire brush attachment, power sanders, power planers, and/or hand held wire brushes and sanding blocks.
 
                                                                          Picture of using a power sander to remove toxic mold growth from timbers insie a wall in a home in Victorville, California.
                                                                          EnviroFry Environmental Hygienist Merly Taylor uses a power
                                                                          sander to remove mold growth from timbers inside a wall in a
                                                                          home in Victorville, California, the last week of 2015.  Notice
                                                                          that a vacuum hose is attached to the sander to capture removed
                                                                          mold spores and wood particles and to transfer the removed
                                                                          mold spores and  dust to a HEPA-filtered collector.

Read New Way for Mold Remediation Without Removing Wall and Ceiling Drywall
  
  7. Safe Disposal of Moldy Materials. While inside the contained mold work area, the hygienists place all removed moldy building materials (including the debris from the highly effective soda ash blasting process) into 6 mil thick trash disposal bags. Then, the hygienists put each full bag inside a second 6 mil thick bag (known as “double bagging”). Then, the hygienists wipe off the outside of the outer bag with a cloth lightly damp with a cleansing agent to remove any landed or deposited mold spores. Then, the hygienists remove the bags to the outdoors through windows, doors, or an enclosed plastic-sheeted walkway without taking the bags through building areas that are outside of the contained work area.
  
 8. Encapsulation of Remediated Wood Timbers.  After completion of the above steps, the hygienists spray or paint all exposed and remediated wood timber surfaces with Timbor Quat Formula
, mixed with a clear water sealant or latex semi-gloss enamel paint.  Tim-Bor is a long-term preservative of wood against both mold and wood-destroying insects such as termites. The water sealant coating or latex semi-gloss enamel paint glues the wood-protecting Formula to the wood and also helps protect the wood against water penetration in the event of a future high humidity, plumbing leak, roof leak, or other water intrusion. In the picture below, Environmental Hygienist Divine Fry applies a pink semi-gloss enamel paint, mixed with Timbor Quat Formula™, onto the mold-remediated timbers and wood surfaces. To buy the Formula to use for encapsulation, email mold consultant Phillip Fry at phil@moldinspector.com,  or phone Phillip toll-free 866-300-1616 or cell phone 480-310-7970.
 
                                                       
  
 9. Clean and Disinfect HVAC Ducts.  If there has been a mold problem inside a building, its heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts are likely to be contaminated with elevated levels of airborne mold spores and mold growth.  Therefore, the hygienists clean and disinfect HVAC ducts with these procedures: (a) use EnviroFry’s high-tech and patented Rotobrush air duct cleaning equipment; (b) inspect the entire length of air duct runs with its 63 feet long fiber optics cable video camera; (c) after duct cleaning, do more high output ozone treatment into the return air duct to get mold-killing ozone everywhere in the HVAC system and throughout the entire building; and (d) after ozone treatment, use a fogging machine to fog thoroughly the HVAC ducts with a fungicide approved by the E.P.A. for use inside air ducts.
 
 10. Mold Clearance Testing. After the completion of the above mold removal steps, the hygienists do clearance air testing and surface mold sampling and send the collected samples to an accredited mold laboratory to determine the effectiveness of the mold remediation project. If elevated levels of mold are found in the clearance testing, the hygienists repeat the mold removal steps until satisfactory clearance testing results are achieved.
 
 
To schedule EnviroFry Upkeep Masters, LLC, professional mold removal and remediation for your home, workplace, or commercial building, please email mold consultant at phil@moldinspector.com, or phone Phillip toll-free 1-866-300-1616, or cell phone 1-480-310-7970, or visit the company’s website www.moldexpertconsultants.com.For more information on mold removal, please visit these pages---

[Bleach-Ineffective-Mold] [Hurricane-Typhoon-Tornado] [Mold-Killer-Recipes-Instructions] [Air Conditioning Mold] [Basement Mold] [Bathroom Mold] [Car and Van Mold] [Clothes Mold] [Crawl Space Mold] [Do-It-Yourself-Mold-Kill] [Firewood-Mold-Problem] [Inadequate-Ventilation &-Mold] [Laundry-Washing-Machine-Mold] [Mold & Chlorine Bleach] [NYC Mold Guidelines] [OHSA-Mold-Guidelines] [Q&A Removal] [Roof Leak Mold] [Moldy Siding] [Wallpaper Mold] [HUD-Mold] [Bleach-Hard-Surfaces] [Humidifier-Mold] [Moldy-Building-Materials] [Painting-Over-Mold] [Demolition-Moldy-Building] [Kilz] [Ultraviolet-Light-Kill-Mold] [Enzyme Mold Remover]

Western USA Mold Inspection Websites
 
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 Los Angeles Mold Inspection
 Mesa Mold Inspection
 Orange County Mold
 Phoenix Mold Inspection
 Riverside County Mold Inspection
 Sacramento Mold Inspection
 San Bernardino Mold Inspection
 San Diego Mold Inspection
 San Francisco Mold Inspection
 San Jose Mold Inspection
 Santa Barbara Mold Inspection
 Scottsdale Mold Inspection
 Tucson Mold Inspector
 Victorville Mold Inspection

 


 

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