CMS Restoration got a call about a leak from their toilet. CMS sent out their water mitigation crew to investigate the scope of damage. The toilet supply line had been leaking for quite some time, causing damage to the bathroom floor and into the bedroom ceiling below. The crew found mold growth and called an independent environmental testing company. The company tests for different types of mold spores and how many mold spores there are in the affected area.
The crew started to contain the bathroom and bedroom with 6 millimeter plastic to prevent mold spores infecting the rest of the house. Once contained, they tore out all affected flooring in the bathroom and found mold growth on the subfloor. They went downstairs and tore out the ceiling in the bedroom. They found that the framing had mold growth. Once all the affected materials were properly disposed of, they started specialty cleaning. Specialty cleaning consists of HEPA vacuuming with vacuums that have HEPA filters. We then seal the visible mold with a paint sealant to seal the mold. Next is wiping down every square inch of containment with rags soaked in an anti-microbial chemical.
The last step is to fog the containment with a chemical that encapsulates any remaining mold spores that we might have missed. have the independent environmental testing company come back to do a post test to confirm that we have effectively gotten rid of the mold spores. Once we get told the results are clear, we then take our machine that cleans the air out, and tear down any plastic containment that we had.