The Basics of Mold Damage
SERVPRO Has The Experience To Deal With Mold Damage
Mold is one of the most common afflictions suffered by a home, and there can be many different causes behind the growth of a mold colony. Mold can cause ill health effects for residents and those exposed to the home for extended periods of time, in addition to structural damage as the fungus slowly eats away at wood and organic matter where it has made its home. Mold is also challenging and dangerous to remove, typically requiring professional tools and experience to remediate fully.
How Mold Gets Into a Home
In all actuality, mold is present in every home, all the time. Mold spores are naturally occurring, and drift in the air and the wind without anyone ever noticing. The problems only begin when the area is advantageous to the mold and its rapid multiplication. Mold favors dark and damp conditions, and must have an organic food source on which to feed, and so often grows in big patches after a storm or some other type of water damage. Mold can also grow in between walls and below floors should water end up there, potentially releasing harmful fumes into the home. The most important part of keeping mold out of your home is making sure that there are no water leaks or places for water to get into your home from the outside.
How Mold is Cleaned Up
Mold damage is usually cleaned up by professional teams like SERVPRO, as mold infestations can be dangerous to untrained cleaners. Furthermore, SERVPRO also has access to industrial-strength remediation machinery such as dehumidifiers, ULV foggers, and thermal foggers. These act to stop further mold growth and mask unpleasant odors. Then, any surface previously covered by mold is thoroughly scrubbed clean and sanitized with industrial cleaning supplies. Mold can never truly be removed fully from a home, but after a thorough remediation, it will go back to aforementioned unnoticeable levels in the air.
SERVPRO of North Lilburn is a locally owned and operated business with experience in mold, fire, water, and other types of damage to homes and businesses. If you need the help of a trained and well-equipped cleanup and repair crew, please don't hesitate to call us at (770) 709-3266.