Steps for Renovating/Remodeling

  • Assess the seriousness of the problem (eyes, ears, nose).
  • Screen seriousness of problem (do-it-yourself kits or NORMI™ Certified Mold Inspector third party consultation).
  • Remediate those specific areas where serious health effects might result.
  • Protect yourself with N-95 mask and gloves.
  • Remove all damaged construction materials that appear unsalvageable (drywall should be removed half again as high as visible mold).
  • Spray affected structural members with a anti- microbial, NOT bleach. Become a label-reader or use a NORMI™ approved mold cleaner.
  • Dehumidify and Oxidize at “drywall stage” for 3-5 days to destroy remaining contaminants.
  • Protect construction structure surfaces with NORMI™ approved protectant for long-lasting results.
  • Rebuild using the “Mold-Free Construction” process to rebuild the structure the right way (controlling all aspects of potential moisture intrusion).
  • Clearance screening and NORMI Sanitization Protocol” to follow renovation will give proven results.

Copyright 10/07/05, D. Douglas Hoffman, Executive Director

NOTE: This PROTOCOL CANNOT be substituted for recognized Remediation Protocols also taught by NORMI.org

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