If you suspect or know you have mold, then our procedure for carpet removal is to contain that room with sealed plastic, remove carpet in sections and bag in plastic, seal and bag a second time (called double bagging) and seal before removing from room. This keeps any mold or mycotoxins from spreading throughout home as you remove. Better yet, if you have a window in that area to remove carpet out that window. The containment will keep dust, mold and mycotoxins contained to that area. Once carpet, pad, tact strip are removed then we would recommend HEPA vacuum and treating that area with MoldKlear both by spraying the surface and fogging the air to destroy floating mold spores. We would also recommend wiping the walls, any shelves and window treatments. Fogging should be no less that 20 minutes or more. Once complete then you can take containment down and install new flooring. Remember the HEPA vacuum will need to be taken outside and cleaned with MoldKlear inside and out to remove the potential for cross contamination at next use.
What is your recommendation for the procedure for removing carpet and replacing with a hardwood floor?
Based on 9 reviews
18:43 03 Dec 19
I'm not a review writer generally, however, I read them so I felt the need/duty to share our experience. We recently... found a slow leak in our master bathroom. Also I have a very high intolerance to chemicals, even what would seem simple to others (like Windex). We had to really advocate to use these products because they were outside of the normal products used in our area for mold remediation. Not only did they 100% work (1.5 million spores to ZERO), the enzymes impressed the company we were working with so much that they will use them in the future for other chemically sensitive or aware like myself. I am so beyond grateful to have a safe alternative for my family....thanks U.S. Enzyme!read more
13:49 22 Nov 19
We bought a house out of state and planned on moving in after retiring. Our friends would go and check on the place for... us about once a week. During the winter, the last couple of years it would get into freezing temperatures (which is not normal for this area). We asked our friends to turn on a couple of faucets (slow drip) for a couple of days to keep pipes from freezing. After a week and a half they went back and one of the sinks had backed up. There was 2” of water in a few of the front rooms. Water was going out through the front of the house by the front door. We bought the U S Enzyme product to spray everything while we were there. We kept fans and the heat/air running to dry the walls. We never had any issues with mold, mildew or anything. The product did not smell toxic, we had no ill effects from using/spraying and now almost a year later everything looks great. We didn’t have to replace any wallboard etc. thanks to this product we were able to spray once, wipe product off and that’s it. Wonderful product. I would definitely spend the $ and use something effective and safe for all concerned over bleach or other products that probably won’t work as well. You might end up replacing things if you don’t use the right product the first time.read more
15:36 01 Oct 19
This product works! My husband and I brought a house in May that had visible signs of mold and as part of the purchase... agreement was for the sellers to replace the roof. We viewed the property over a years time before we brought it and I was fine to walk through the first time we viewed it, but 8 months later when we viewed it again, I couldn't even go past the living room because of the sensitive reaction was having due to mold particles in the air. My husband used U.S Enzymes Mold & Mycotoxins product to remediate the house. He used a commercial fogger as suggested and we also purchased the U. S. Enzymes for the AC coils. He actually did the remediation twice, once during renovations and right after. I could tell the difference in the air quality after the second round and was confidant the we were not bringing our kids into a toxic environment. I love the fact that is product is not a toxic product because it aligns with my personal values. I would 100% recommend this product to anyone that's looking to kill mold spores and the myotoxins they produce..read more
14:14 30 Sep 19
The staff emailed me directly to let me know when items would ship and if any items were on back order. The products... work great and I even called to chat with staff over the phone about instructions for using some of the products. Great business and supposed to be the best out there for mold and killing the mycotoxins on surfaces and in the air. Highly recommend for anyone with CIRS and/or dealing with mold. I purchased the MoldKlear Interior Spray and the Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with the Air Renew air purifying liquid.read more
16:44 02 Jul 19
I highly recommend U.S. Enzyme. The employees are courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. The products are first... rate. I do not know what is in them (proprietary formula), but they are eco-friendly and work really well. I have personal experience with both the renew-air and mold-toxin clear and experienced almost immediate relief after using them.read more
04:11 02 Jul 19
Excellent customer service and Bill spent a lot of time walking me through the protocol and how To remediate. It is... truly apparent how much they care and endeavor to guide us properly for the best results. Most importantly, the products and equipment work great. I loved using non toxic chemicals that not only work, but smell great as they use real clove essential oils. After I retested my home, there was no evidence of the high levels of mold I had prior to remediation with the US Enzyme products. Thank you Bill and team for all of your help and expertise!read more
03:28 28 Jun 19
Service was quick! The interior klear worked well even in the laundry!
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