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SERVPRO Picks Up Where Homeowner Left Off Repairing Mold Damage in Pleasant Hill
Mold in the home can be deceiving. Homeowners see a small area of mold growth and spray it with a bleach and water mixture, and when the spots lighten, they assume the mold damage has been handled. Unfortunately, mold often is doing damage unseen behind the drywall and crevices and cracks where hand cleaning cannot effectively reach. The giveaway is a musty odor that won't go away despite the best cleaning efforts.
SERVPRO was called to a Pleasant Hill home to determine if there was a mold issue as the homeowner suspected. Our technicians are Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians and are IICRC Certified, so they know the latest and most effective way to mitigate the mold and restore affected areas.
The technicians found that a small leak in a pipe was adding moisture that was leaking through a wall area drop by drop. The homeowner immediately had the advised plumbing repairs completed, and SERVPRO technicians began the process of making the area inhospitable for mold.
First and foremost, mold needs moisture. WIth the plumbing repairs completed, there was no more water entering the area, so it now needed to be completely dried. The technicians contained the area to stop mold spores from spreading any further. Air movers were positioned to dry the moist area while dehumidifiers lowered the chance of moisture retention. The drywall behind the leak was not restorable, and the technicians neatly removed it to go forward with the drying process.
After the area was dry and confirmed by digital moisture detectors, the technicians chose to use the waterless and very effective soda blasting method to loosen the residual mold on the drywall that could be saved. The area was vacuumed using HEPA filters to capture both mold and spores. After replacing the drywall, the technicians wiped down all the surfaces in the affected area with powerful antifungal solutions to inhibit any mold growth in the future.
Mold damage is never a problem to take on alone. SERVPRO of North Lilburn is available to help you 24/7. Our certified technicians are knowledgeable and experience in the safe remediation of mold in the home, call (770) 709-3266 to get started now.
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