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Environmental Services

Remediation Group, Inc. is made up of a team of licensed abatement and lead paint removal contractors that have been performing Remediation and Abatement projects since 2002. We specialize in hazardous material (lead, asbestos, mold, etc.) abatement and hold abatement licenses in several states throughout the Southeast. We provide experienced personnel, from project inception, through design and job completion. RGI Commercial ensures a safe work environment not only for our crews and supervisors, but also for building occupants.

At Risk of Environmental Materials ?

Properties built in the early 1980’s may contain Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM). Many times property owners are unaware of the hazardous materials present inside their property. Consulting with a licensed Asbestos Contractor is often times the most cost effective first step in determining if your property contains ACM building materials and if those materials require professional abatement. Contact RGI today if you’re concerned about asbestos or Lead Based Paint (LBP) in your commercial and residential property.

Highlighted Environmental Abatement Projects

The Dry Ice Blasting Process

Remediation Group Assists With Dry Ice Blasting Applications

Dry Ice Blasting Applications

  • Mold Remediation
  • Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Paint Removal
  • Historical Restoration
  • Robotic Equipment
  • Processing Equipment
  • Manufacturing Equipment
  • Sub-Stations
  • Conveyors
  • Tanks
  • Printing Presses
  • Boiler Tubes
  • Aircraft

The Process

Source Removal is a new cleaning process that uses CO2 pellets (dry ice) for blast cleaning surfaces. Similar to high-pressure washing, sand or glass bead blasting, the process uses CO2 ice for more effective cleaning of biological matter like mold and is a less messy procedure than water-based or sand-based blasting. With dry ice blasting, the pellets evaporate upon contact, leaving no residue or by-product. Due to environmental and production advantages, this method is quickly becoming the preferred cleaning method for industrial and specialty cleaning applications.

Remediation Group, Inc. uses this state-of-the-art dry ice blasting process which has been proven to be superior to traditional methods like sanding, scraping and wire brushing. These methods often leave traces of mold spores in the wood grain and in areas difficult to reach. For this reason Remediation Group,Inc. recommends dry ice blasting.

The Mold Remediation Process

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Construction of Critical Containment Barriers

A containment barrier is plastic sheeting that is installed to close off a contaminated area from a clean area. Multiple barriers may be installed, depending on the degree of mold infestation.

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Discarding of Contaminated Building Materials

The decision to remove and replace mold contaminated building materials is dependent on the composition of the infested material. Porous materials like drywall or particleboard are generally discarded, since mold contamination runs marbled throughout the compound. Semi-porous materials like wood framing made of plywood and 2 x 4 studs can generally be remediated. These materials are dry ice blasted to remove imbedded mold spores. Nonporous materials like granite and semi- or high-gloss painted trim can simply be decontaminated.

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Dry Ice Blasting Contaminated Surfaces

CO2 (dry ice) pellets are shot at high velocity onto the infested surface to blast the mold from the surface. An advantage of this method is its ability to clean surfaces regardless of the surface shape.The pellet form of dry ice is used to etch the first and second layer of wood from the framing where mold spores and hyphae can hide. The ice pellets freeze the mold and the moisture in the surface wood. This makes the surface layer brittle and easier to break away from the surface being cleaned. Upon contact, the dry ice converts from solid form to a harmless gas, leaving no messy residue to clean up. The freezing process creates no airborne blasting powder that can carry mold spores to uncontaminated areas. After ice blasting, the surface is HEPA vacuumed to remove any contamination missed by the blasting procedure. As a third precaution, the HEPA-cleaned surface is then wiped down with detergent and anti-microbial solution.

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Application of Clear Anti-microbial Sealant to Remediated Framing*

All clean wood surfaces are sealed with a clear anti-microbial sealant to protect the wood from future mold infestation. All surfaces treated by REMEDIATION GROUP, INC. carry a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty that guarantees mold will not grow back or attach itself to the treated surface.
*RGI utilizes GA State licensed applicators to apply antimicrobial products as required by the GA Dept. of Agriculture.

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Post Remediation Testing

REMEDIATION GROUP, INC. and the EPA strongly recommend post remediation verification testing (also known as PRVT or clearance testing) immediately after the remediation process and before containment barriers are removed and new building materials are introduced to the remediated area. The purpose of this step is to assure that the remediation process has been successful. REMEDIATION GROUP, INC. can assist the property manager in locating certified third party environmentalists to perform this final step in remediation. REMEDIATION GROUP, INC. has compiled a network of qualified environmentalists to perform such testing. All post-remediation testing criteria are determined by third party environmentalists and not REMEDIATION GROUP, INC., in order to avoid conflict of interest and to assure the highest surety of successful removal of contamination.

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Our Service Guarantee

REMEDIATION GROUP, INC. guarantees that our work will pass post remediation testing by third party environmentalists. If the PRVT lab results or visual inspection prove that remediation efforts have not been successful, REMEDIATION GROUP, INC. will service the area again free-of-charge until third party environmentalist criteria are met.

Mold Testing: Who to Use and When to Begin

Who to Use

Always use a qualified, accredited and insured Third-Party Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) when testing for mold in your home or business. Do not use a mold removal or mold remediation contractor to test for mold. There are regulations and laws in place in many states that prohibit this practice (Florida being one of them). Unfortunately, Georgia does not have those regulations in place to protect consumers from scams and unethical testing “interest conflict” practices. Whichever IEP you choose, make sure that certifications are current and he or she has Errors and Omissions insurance specific to mold inspection and testing services.

When to Begin the Process

  • After water damage has occurred, regardless of whether or not the water damage was properly dried – you should receive a Post-Remediation Verification (PRV) or Clearance Letter.
  • Occupants are experiencing Allergies and or negative health effects.
  • Prior to selling your property.
  • Prior to purchasing a property.
  • Homes built on a crawlspace can have moisture issues and are subject to humid ambient air. This can cause mold to grow inside the crawlspace and negatively impact the quality of the breathable air inside the property.
  • Allergy sufferers occupy the property.

The above list is not all-inclusive. If you have any questions, please contact Remediation Group, Inc. for a free consultation.

My Mold Detective Step Two Register and Pay

The purpose of mold tests and indoor air-quality testing is to identify the areas affected by mold and to measure the degree of infestation on the surface and within the structure. The results will guide the development of RGI’s mold remediation plan.

My Mold Detective Mold Detection System

Take the first steps towards putting quality back in your air.

Sometimes hiring an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Professional to conduct mold testing in and around your home or business can get expensive and take days to schedule. My Mold Detective™ (MMD) offers an effective, easy to use DIY Mold Testing Kit to screen your property for mold. MMD provides a third-party AIHA Accredited Laboratory analysis report, which includes a $35 per sample fee that is due during online registration. Finally, My Mold Detective delivers a mold test kit that utilizes the same methodology, “spore trap cassettes,” the IAQ Experts use – IT’S NOT A PETRI DISH.

Mold Test Kit by My Mold Detective

My Mold Detective is the first professional-grade mold kit for consumer use that provides property owners with fast, affordable, reliable and quantifiable indoor mold concentration results.

My Mold Detective Mold Detection Kit

By collecting mold samples with spore trap cassettes and comparing indoor and outdoor air, My Mold Detective provides the most accurate assessment of mold presence in a do-it-yourself (DIY) product.

My Mold Detective’s mold test kit is the first-of-its kind DIY product that provides accurate, third-party laboratory analysis utilizing spore trap cassette technology and testing for mold like the professionals.

Kit Contains:

  • 15-liter air flow sampling pump and spore trap cassettes
  • Uses testing methodology and technology of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Professionals
  • Utilizes a patented air sampling pump and spore trap cassettes comparable to professional-grade equipment
  • Samples that compare indoor and outdoor air results to determine concentration levels inside the property
  • 2 Tape lifts for surface sample testing
  • Test for mold in additional rooms by purchasing MMD’s Accessory Pack

Product Features and Benefits

  • Delivers professional IAQ-level information on type of mold in and around property, and number of spores detected/concentration levels
  • Gives accurate analysis with controlled mold testing versus uncontrolled settling plate or petri dish, picking up unspecified samples
  • Sold as a complete kit to test for mold in one room
  • Separate accessory packs are available for testing additional rooms and surfaces
My Mold Detective Mold Detection Kit

It’s Easy As 1 – 2 – 3!

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Certified IAQ professionals connect property owners with pre-screened, qualified, accredited and insured Indoor Environmental Professionals or Remediation Contractors to perform additional services as needed, if test results justify additional steps.

Remediation Group Insurance Information

Many policies limit mold damage coverage while some exclude mold coverage entirely.

The trained staff at Remediation Group, Inc. (RGI) is standing by to assist you in understanding your mold condition and how it relates to your property’s water damage. Remediation Group, Inc. is unique and differentiates itself from other mold remediation and restoration companies when it comes to the subject of mold. Many insurance companies’ inexperienced staff are ill-equipped when it pertains to mold damage and contamination. What’s more, insurance adjusters are trained to include only visible damage in their property damage reports. This typically results in the property claim excluding a critical step within the restoration process: comprehensive mold and bacteria testing.

RGI’s trained water- and mold-remediation consultants never skip this important step of discovery and will always work on behalf of the property owner to establish evidence, which ultimately results in mold coverage.

Professional mold remediation is critical to your home value.
If your insurance policy does not include mold coverage, Remediation Group, Inc. and the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) industry recommends having a qualified professional assess the property. RGI will provide proposed recommendations to resolve the mold damage. If or when you decide to sell your home, you will be required to present a Post-Remediation Verification (PRV) Report or Clearance Letter to potential buyers and home inspectors. It is only when your property undergoes professional mold removal that you will be able to obtain this documentation.

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Do You Need Environmental Services?

Remediation Group, Inc.

Why Choose Us?

● Certified Team

● Quick response time

● We work with your insurance

● Free property evaluations & estimates

● 24/7 live calls – always talk to a specialist

● We ensure all of your needs are taken care of from start to finish