Having a plan of action for mold removal can make all the difference when it comes to minimizing damage and the effects on your family’s health.
Mold Problem Facts
When mold starts to invade your home, dealing with mold removal quickly and safely should be a priority. It can take less than 72 hours for mold to spread throughout your home, which may result in negative health effects to your family, as well as damage to your property. SERVPRO responds quickly to your call to assess your situation. SERVPRO professionals use advanced equipment and experience in mold removal and mold mitigation to determine the water source of your mold problem. Then, we’ll work with you in the mold cleanup and mold remediation process with as little disruption to your family as possible.
Mold Removal and Mold Remediation for Business
Like homeowners, business owners facing a mold problem need to act quickly to help ensure the mold doesn’t spread further and cause excessive downtime for their workplace. SERVPRO professionals work closely with you and the occupants of your building so that the mold removal and mold remediation work can be performed while helping to minimize disruption to your business.
What is Mold?
First, it’s important to understand what mold is not. It’s not something that can be completely removed from your living space because it’s part of nature. Mold is present everywhere, both indoors and outdoors, and can enter your home in many ways: through doors, windows, HVAC systems-even on your pet or your clothing. Once these microscopic spores are exposed to moisture, they thrive and can grow into a real problem in a few short days. You may start to notice a strong, musty odor, and that’s the time to act. Before mold remediation can begin, you need to find and repair the water source of the mold, otherwise, it could return. You can help control the growth of mold indoors by keeping the humidity in the 30%-50% range.
Why Choose SERVPRO for Mold Removal and Mold Remediation?
We provide 24/7 Emergency Service
Time is important when dealing with mold, and a quick response will help lessen damage, help avoid costly repairs and help result in less disruption to your family.
Our professionals can handle your mold removal problem and have credentials from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
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We’ve earned a reputation as a trusted leader in the restoration industry and specialize in mold removal, mold inspection and testing, mold cleanup, mold restoration, and more.
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What to Do About the Mold Until Help Arrives
What to Do
Attempt to determine the water source and take appropriate action to stop the source to prevent further mold problems
What Not to Do
What Is the Mold Remediation Process?
The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our specialist will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed for you and your home.
Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
SERVPRO professionals will carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Using a variety of technologies, we can detect mold and locate any hidden water sources so the mold will not return once the area is cleaned and the mold removal process has been completed.
Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to treat mold colonies. When necessary to remediate heavy mold growth, our mold removal process includes the removal and disposal of mold-infested porous materials such as carpeting, drywall, and insulation.
Finding mold in your home or business can be troubling, and it’s natural to want to get rid of it fast. Because mold spreads fast and can sometimes be inconspicuous, it’s best practice to call in professionals like SERVPRO to diagnose and address the mold issue for you.
Depending on the severity of the mold in your home, it is sometimes possible to remain in the home during remediation. One of the first things SERVPRO does before beginning remediation work is to erect containment around the affected area so that it is isolated and to limit cross-contamination in areas not affected.
It is not recommended that you try to clean mold yourself, but instead have it handled by professionals who have been trained to do so. You can try to determine the water source that is feeding the mold growth and stop or turn off that source. However, be sure not to disturb the mold in doing so.
It’s also a good idea to turn off your HVAC system until a professional can inspect and diagnose your mold issue. Keeping the fans running could spread mold spores and increase damage to your property.