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The 411 on Mold & Remediation

5/23/2024 (Permalink)

Mold found behind a shower wall Mold caused by moisture due to a shower leak.

Have you ever discovered mold in your home and asked yourself, what is mold? Where does it come from? Is this a health hazard for my family? What should my next steps be to treat it? These are common questions many people ask themselves on a regular basis. But do not fret, SERVPRO® has the answers to these questions and is prepared to act quickly to assist in saving your home.

First off, what is mold?

Mold is a microscopical fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments and can thrive in any organic matter. Mold can come in a variety of different colors and can break down plant and animal matter in the environment. Mold in nature plays a vital role in breaking down organic material such as fallen trees and other natural debris. However, mold in your home can be harmful to the materials holding your home together and can affect the integrity of the structure of your home. 

Well, what causes mold to grow?

Mold can only exist with the assistance of water and moisture. Moisture allows mold to grow on various materials including but not limited to, walls, carpet, insulation, wood, and paper. If mold is detected in your home, it typically means there is a moisture management problem that needs to be addressed as untreated mold can lead to serious health problems. You will want to consult with a professional mold remediation company to begin the mold remediation process before the mold can spread and cause more potential damage.

Now, how do I treat it?  

The process of treating mold is called Mold Remediation, this is the general term used to describe the entire process involved in eliminating harmful mold. The mold remediation process consists of the removal, cleaning, and disinfecting of the contaminated area. It is recommended that mold testing be performed after the completion of the remediation process to ensure the environment is clean and safe. You will want to hire a professional to ensure the mold is safely extracted and limit the possibility of contaminating additional areas in your home, that’s where SERVPRO comes in.

Who are the professionals?

SERVPRO is a leading expert in the mold remediation process. Our technicians are highly knowledgeable on the best practices in the mold remediation industry.  As each situation is unique, we will require an inspection to properly identify the mold and extent of the damage. Following the inspection the restoration team will have a consultation with you to review their findings and the extent of the services that will need to be performed. At SERVPRO we prioritize our customer and keep them informed on their job every step of the way.  We will not leave until you are satisfied, and your home is, “like it never even happened.”

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