that can be done by the owner before the start of project
- AES Mobilizing / Containment Setup:
- Upon arrival, AES will setup air scrubbers to clean and
filter the air in the affected area.
All carpet will be removed in affected areas and in most
cases removed throughout the building if noted on protocol.
All tack strips will be inspected and if necessary removed.
All contents within the affected areas will be cleaned
and boxed. along with the furnishings will be moved to
other areas of the home. It may be necessary to move some
or all items to a storage facility because of limited space
All affected furnishing and contents with visible molds
will be disposed of.
In some cases, all contents will be packed out, moved
to other facility, cleaned and stored.
A plastic containment will be setup to isolate the work
areas from the remaining areas, to keep the rest of home
Air scrubbers will be setup inside containment to clean
and filter air while working.
A decontamination unit will be setup to the containment
for workers to decontaminate themselves before exiting.
- All affected cabinets will be removed and inspected for
contamination. If possible, we can cut away the base and
the back panel, and the rest can be salvaged, wrapped in
poly and stored on site. If not they will be disposed of.
- All affected materials will be removed, bagged and disposed
of. Remaining affected stationary or structure materials
will be sanded, biocide, hepa vacuumed and encapsulated.
All other non-affected surfaces to be cleaned and vacuumed.
- Most floor coverings within containment will have to
- Once we start the removal process. a lot of times additional
affected materials are exposed and will have to be removed
at least two feet beyond the contaminated area.
- The containment and air machines are to remain on site
until inspection and final air clearance testing have been
For your safety, please do not enter or cut into the
containment after remediation has started. The contamination
counts are a lot greater do to the removal process.
HVAC Unit Cleaning:
- After remediation is completed, your air conditioning
system will most likely be cleaned. In some cases the flex
ducting will have to be completely removed.
- All filters in your furnace unit will be replaced.
Furnishings / Misc. Contents / Surfaces - Final Cleaning:
All closed up items such as china and other small item
in cabinets that have been closed up and hardly ever opened
do not need to be cleaned unless noted on protocol. These
items have been sealed and are airtight.
If instructed by protocol, all furnishings and contents
outside containment will also be biocide and hepa vacuumed.
All clothing will either
be dry-cleaned or hepa vacuumed,
depending on what's noted on the protocol.
All remaining surfaces will be cleaned and vacuum.
Final air testing and inspection
by the environmental consultant will be completed after completion
of remediation and air scrubbers have been running for 24 - 36
Teardown / Demobilizing:
and equipment will be removed upon notice of clearance of clean
Returning of Furnishing / Contents:
will be returned to site if stored in a storage facility after
re-construction is completed. Please give at least 1 - 2 weeks
notice if possible.
Project Duration: On an average home, the
estimated time to complete a home is 1 - 2 weeks depending on
the size. The clearance testing is 5 - 7 days and to demobilize
is 1 - 2 days after notice.
Parking: AES will need to have parking spaces
available for a crew truck, material / equipment trailer and
a waste disposal trailer.
Its very important to keep in mind that when reconstruction
starts, please inform the contractor to install a plastic
critical or sheeting on the entry to the areas they are working.
This will keep from getting dust throughout the rest of the
building. Remember, you have a very clean area now.