Articles by Jim Holland

Post-Remediation Treatments for Mold

November 8, 2005
Q: I read that there is a product that can be applied to a building that will kill the residual mold left after normal remediation. Is there any reason why we shouldn't use them?
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Is Carpet Cleaning Effective Against Allergies?

October 7, 2005
Q: A customer asked whether or not our cleaning their carpets and upholstery would reduce their allergies. I told them that it would, but I am not sure if that is true. Is carpet and upholstery cleaning effective at solving allergy problems?
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Biocides and Antimicrobials

September 8, 2005
Q: Why is it that people sometimes refer to the chemicals used to kill mold and bacteria as biocides, and at other times antimicrobials? I thought that there was a difference between the two.
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Sewage Cleanup Situations

August 10, 2005
Q: Is there ever a time when you would use different procedures to clean up sewage based upon the type of building you're working in?
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Ionizing Air Cleaners in Mold-Contaminated Sites

July 12, 2005
Q: Is it acceptable to temporarily install ionizing air cleaners on a mold-contaminated work site until we can get the remediation work started?
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Air Filtration Devices

May 10, 2005
Q: Is there any value in setting up an air scrubber in a Category 1 (clean source) water loss?
A: I am in favor of using air filtration devices on water losses. But, let me begin by making sure we are using the same terminology.
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Environmental Labs and Testing Facilities

April 11, 2005
Q: I have been contacted by a laboratory that says it can teach me how to sample for mold and will help me by interpreting the results. Do you think it is a good idea for laboratories to interpret the results of samples collected by others?
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Weighing Risk vs. Reward

March 8, 2005
Q:I have a customer with a water damage that has a pre-existing mold problem. The insurance company will not pay for mold remediation and they want us to dry out the building. How do I do that without getting into trouble?
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Mold Monitoring and Sampling Equipment

February 4, 2005
Q: As a remediator, what kind of testing equipment should I purchase to determine whether we are successful in our clean up?
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Ways to Beat the Heat - Part 2

January 11, 2005
This column is the second of a two-part series addressing the issue of how to protect workers against heat stress. As discussed in last month's issue, heat stress may be one of the most overlooked safety issues facing restorers and remediators.
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