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Mold Damage Needs Professional Attention

10/7/2016 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Carefully Remediate Mold Infestations in Your Home

Mold damage is something no homeowner wants to deal with, but unfortunately many times is a reality. No matter if it’s due to a massive storm rolling through your area and water seeping in, or a broken appliance, mold growth needs to be taken care of as soon as possible; it can grow and spread rapidly to other parts of your home, posing health effects to your family.

If you discover any mold damage in Bonifay to your home, you will want to have professionals, like our technicians at SERVPRO, come to your home and take care of it. The process of mold remediation can be a complicated one, and it has to be handled in just the right way so that everyone in the home stays safe. Since during mold remediation the mold spores are most likely to be disturbed and released into the air, anyone performing the cleanup needs to wear protective clothing and equipment (PPE.) This protection will include gloves, goggles, a (HEPA) respirator or dust filter mask, and protective clothing which covers the whole body and can either be easily cleaned or discarded.

If there is a lot of mold spores which need to be removed, then the room or rooms might need to be sealed off to stop any of the mold spores from spreading throughout the rest of the house. This containment can be done with clean plastic sheeting and duct tape to cover doorways, vents or other openings. The amount of dust may also need to be minimized. Mold spores, will often stick to dust and then be transported to your home by these particles.

Our SERVPRO technicians may also use negative pressure while cleaning your mold problem. This is done by running an exhaust fan out a window or a door that is partially opened to blow air outside of your home. In this way, mold spores which are stirred up in the process of removal will mostly end up outside. Any air conditioning will also be turned off before the cleaning begins.

You’ll be able to use materials which are non-porous such as hard plastic, metal, and glass after the mold has been erased from them. For porous materials like carpeting, drywall and books, however, the professionals will help you decide on a case by case basis whether or not they are salvageable. Once the mold has been removed and disinfect applied, and the surfaces have been allowed to dry completely, a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner will be used to remove most residual mold and spores.

No matter the reason for your mold damage, you will need our professionals at SERVPRO of Crestview, Defuniak Springs, and Chipley to help you clean it up. We will write up a plan of remediation for you and clean your mold as soon as possible when you contact us at (850) 267-0746.

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