Just 4 words can describe briefly what has to be accomplished in a mold remediation, mold removal, mold abatement or mold mitigation:
CONTAINMENT, EXTERMINATION, REMOVAL, and PREVENTION
(1) CONTAINMENT of the mold from spreading into uncontaminated areas;
(2) EXTERMINATION of the mold;
(3) REMOVAL of the dead mold; and
(4) PREVENTION of new mold growth by protecting the surfaces of the cleaned out area.
“The only sure way to (do mold remediation) requires the physical elimination of mold and moldy materials by thorough cleaning or removal of the affected materials.” —American Industrial Hygiene Association