Why am I not surprised? We do a very good job of informing and educating customers about how mold removal
should be done. But, many don’t listen, can’t follow directions or just think they can cut corners or just do a sloppy and lousy job and get away with it. We started with customer a month ago. We described to them everything that needed to happen. They listened and decided they would do some of the removal. They had us set up the containment and the air scrubbers. They were going to do the baseboard and drywall removal. We were to came back today to continue with cleaning up and treating the framing. What a Mess!!!! Chunks and pieces of drywall not removed, no chalk line was used, almost no nails or screws removed, debris and dust everywhere! And they didn’t move the contents out first. So now all of the contents are contaminated and will have to be cleaned. We have a full three days worht of work ahead of us to comeplete their “drywall removal”. Mold removal is not just tear down the drywall and make a big mess. Mold removal
is careful demolition, baging every peice of material removed immediately. Mold removal is a nearly dust free demolition site all contained within engineering controls.
Even though the instructions are clear enough, many people just don’t get it. They don’t appreciate or respect how detailed and thorough you need to be to remove the mold spores. Mold spores are particles so small they are virtually invisible. So, if you have a mold removal site with lots of visible debris and dust, it is reasonable to believe that you have done a terrible job of collecting and removing mold spores.
We will get this house cleanup also, but it is doubtful whether the “work” done by the homeowner was of any help at all.