If you have CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome), or know someone who does, you understand first-hand the struggles that come along with it. Chronic fatigue, sensitivities to odors, cloudiness, and numerous other symptoms that could very easily fill a full paragraph here! What was once an unknown illness, in which many individuals were misdiagnosed, is now something that is not only known, but now better understood and being treated by a number of doctors.
Within the South Florida area alone, there are doctors treating CIRS patients from West Palm Beach to Broward and down into the Miami area. While there are more and more doctors/ physicians treating CIRS and similar chronic illnesses, there is still a shortage of remediation contractors to assist with the treatment process. What exactly is the treatment process? Well, it varies from doctor to doctor, however, one recommendation remains the same - a patient must live within a healthier environment. Acquiring a healthy home can range from seeking professional remediation to achieve this level of cleanliness, but may sometimes require moving to an entirely new property.
When it comes to remediation efforts in properties with chronically ill individuals, a traditional mold remediation service simply will not do. Small Particle Remediation, which is what patients with CIRS, Lyme disease and even severe cases of asthma often need, differs from the more common remediation service. For starters, products containing chemicals are not used during the cleaning process. Air-filtration devices, equipped with HEPA filters are utilized more closely to the water damaged areas, allowing for local exhaust - ultimately limited the spread of smaller particles during the demolition process.
The biggest difference between traditional remediation and small particle remediation is the meticulous cleaning process as the final step. Surfaces must be cleaned numerous times, ensuring that no visible debris transfers to the cleaning cloths being used. Due to the inhalation potential of such small fragments, it’s imperative that an environment be cleaned to the point where no visible dust remains. The best way to think of small particle remediation is the removal of dust and other fine particles - which of course may contain fragments of mold and other symptom-triggering allergens.