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Environmental Controls Explained

10/10/2017 (Permalink)


The EPA states, “Clean or dry wet spots within 48 hours.” Experts have learned that the key to mold control is moisture control.” Equipment and techniques have been developed to dry wet indoor environments in a healthy manner.   When our SERVPRO of Stockton mitigation experts arrive at a water-damaged location, we employ indoor environmental controls to achieve a safe indoor environment, particularly to achieve good air quality. The following types of equipment, engineering controls and treatments are employed to accomplish this:

HEPA air scrubbers remove 99.9% of fine particulates such as dust, pollen, dander, mold spore and others from the air. We are especially concerned about the potential for mold issues. Our goal is to make the air cleaner than it was before we arrived.

HEPA negative air machines also filter the air. The exhaust air from these machines is vented out of the work zone thus creating negative air pressure within a containment work zone (chamber). This minimizes the risk of the work zone contaminating adjacent areas.

Containment chambers are barriers constructed using plastic sheeting, zippered entries and other devices. These work chambers isolate the damage by preventing potential cross-contamination. Containment chambers also accelerate drying time, reduce noise pollution and promote safety by keeping people away from the work zone. Our goal is to always protect your health and safety.

Thermal fogging, Ozone treatment and other anti-microbial remedies: are judiciously applied to control odor, prevent bacteria and other microbial growth activity. Material Safety and Data Sheets are available upon request for these and all products used by our company.

SERVPRO of Stockton stands by, ready and able to help you with any water damage event. We are also trained, certified and highly experienced to provide remediation for any indoor environmental event that may have happened.

If you have a need or even a question, please give our local Stockton office a call at 209-477-3090.

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