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The Importance of Mold Remediation | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

The Importance of Mold Remediation | SERVPRO of Pueblo

Mold growth is likely to follow a water damage situation that occurs in a home or commercial property. It is a fact that mold can begin to grow within 48 hours of moisture exposure.

When facing a mold issue, knowing what steps to follow after the incident is vital, which is why we are devoting this blog to an overview of mold remediation.

<h4mold-remediation:993f6d72e1d3ae97e6a29320ec3715b5">Understanding Mold Remediation

You’ve probably seen or heard ads for mold remediation that also promise mold removal, but the latter of the two is misleading. Removing all mold from a home or business is simply not possible. What a qualified restoration company will focus on is mold remediation, with the goal of bringing mold levels back to a normal and natural range.

Yes, mold spores are a natural occurrence and occur almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. They only become a problem when a minor mold problem is not addressed and it then turns into a major infestation.

During mold remediation, technicians isolate all of the contaminated areas. Depending on the level of remediation, this may be done by either closing all doors and windows or effectively sealing off all doorways and openings with a polyethylene sheeting. Dust in the contaminated areas will be suppressed through misting process.

All wet and mold-damaged materials will then be removed and discarded using plastic bags. All areas that have been exposed to and affected by the mold are completely cleaned and thoroughly dried. Technicians may also use a HEPA vacuum in some cases to help with the removal of the contaminated materials and debris.

A biocide is used to treat the mold-affected area, and the crews will leave it to sit and work overnight to destroy the mold spores. The following day, the remediation crew will return to encapsulate all the affected and surrounding areas.

<h4this-if-you-suspect-mold-in-your-home:993f6d72e1d3ae97e6a29320ec3715b5">Do This If You Suspect Mold in Your Home

If you have a suspicion that your home or business may be affected by a mold problem, you’ll need to act quickly. Call a professional mold remediation company if, upon evaluation of the size of the problem, you discover the area involved is larger than 10 square feet.

Be sure that the professionals you call are highly and efficiently trained and certified in areas like:

  • Applied microbial remediation
  • Water damage restoration
  • Applied structural drying

It is always best to leave mold remediation to a professional company to achieve the quickest and most efficient resolution to the problem even though some minor mold issues have been successfully resolved by home and business owners on their own.

At SERVPRO® of Pueblo, our mold damage specialists are trained and certified experts in mold remediation. If your home or business is experiencing a mold issue, contact us to begin the mold remediation process.

Pueblo Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

4/20/2016 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Pueblo for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Pueblo specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 719.544.7165

Does Your Pueblo Home Have A Mold Problem?

4/20/2016 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 719.544.7165