Mold Remediation–Rytech’s Pound of Cure!

Mold can attack any home or business any time of the year and when it does, Rytech’s licensed and IICRC certified mold technicians work with Certified Indoor Air Quality professionals to develop an immediate and efficient plan of action, but…  we also know “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”

No moisture, no mold–sounds like a simple solution for any home or business. Mold is a fungus. It requires moisture to grow. Rytech’s protocols reflect this reality not only with a guaranteed rapid response to any call for water mitigation but also with the proper steps taken for the dry out itself. Being good at both is the best means to prevent mold from occurring in the first place.

Typically, you can count on a maximum of 24 – 48 hours after a leak, a flood or water damage before certain species of mold will begin growing, (See, Consumer Reports). Rytech and its’ carrier partners understand that drying any premises quickly and properly is key to limiting size and scope of damage and to keeping customer satisfaction way up.

By industry standards, the frequency with which Rytech detects the need for actual mold remediation is exceptionally low. In fact, Rytech can provide mitigation services without having to engage a qualified mold remediator in 95% of the overall water assignments it receives. 

Whenever microbial growth is found in over 10 continuous square feet, Rytech technicians not only meticulously document the damage, they also notify the carrier immediately. This, as a means to guarantee the carrier’s specific protocols are followed as well as those of the IICRC and any local laws or regulations.  

Rytech understands that successful mold remediation isn’t a one-step solution. The first step is prevention which may be followed by a multi-faceted treatment to ensure comprehensive decontamination.  

  • The source of water which could trigger active mold growth must be identified promptly and permanently eliminated.
  • If mold growth occurs as a result of a water damage incident, prompt professional mold remediation includes standardized methods like air sampling to detect the presence and levels of spores and proven techniques to locate and remove mold growth.   
  • All mold growth must be tracked down and physically removed from the affected area.  
  • After removal, areas of contamination are treated with EPA-approved anti-microbials to properly clean surfaces.  

This is Rytech’s promise of both a prevention and a cure.

Finally, and most proudly, Rytech teaches company adjusters throughout the country on what they need to know to adjust water losses and keep mold from occurring. From the basics, the job processes and how to identify different pieces of equipment, to reviewing estimates for accuracy and invoices for inflation, it’s all there. Rytech’s adjuster classes build trust with carriers and promote a mutually beneficial relationship between Rytech and hundreds of new company adjusters every year. 

Just another example of Rytech’s “Pound of Cure” approach!

Training adjusters for one of Rytech’s valued clients on use of PPE—September 2019

David Ayers, Trainer—Asst. Director of Operations

Randy Arnold, Trainer—National Field Service Coordinator