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Learning about Mold Remediation | SERVPRO of SE Waukesha County/West Franklin

12/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is something that can be found everywhere, but in some instances, it can develop into quite a major problem for homeowners and business owners. Excess moisture, such as water from a flood, can increase the growth of mold.

If you are faced with a mold issue, it is vital you know what steps to take next.

Mold Remediation 101

If you have seen ads for mold removal, know this: It is a fallacy. To remove all mold from a home or business is simply not possible.

This is because mold spores are naturally occurring almost everywhere, both inside structures and outdoors. The issue arises when a minor problem is left untreated, leaving it to become a major mold infestation.

A qualified restoration company’s focus is mold remediation and bringing mold levels back to a normal and natural range.

During mold remediation, technicians isolate all contaminated areas either by closing all doors and windows or effectively sealing off all doorways and openings with a polyethylene sheeting. The dust in the contaminated areas is then suppressed through a misting process.

The wet and mold-damaged materials is removed and discarded through the use of plastic bags. After that, all areas that have been exposed to and affected by the mold are then thoroughly cleaned and dried. A HEPA vacuum is sometimes used to aid in the removal of contamination and debris.

The mold area will then be treated using a biocide and left to cure overnight and destroy the mold spores. The next day, the mold remediation crew will return to encapsulate all of the affected and surrounding areas.

Here’s What to Do If Mold Has Become an Issue

If you suspect your home or business may have a mold problem, it is important that you act quickly. If the size of the affected area is more than 10 square feet, it is time to call in the professionals.

These professionals you bring in need to be highly trained and certified in the following areas:

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

There have been times where some minor mold issues have been successfully resolved by homeowners and business owners on their own, but the best way is to use a professional remediation company to ensure the quickest and safest resolution to the problem.

At SERVPRO of SE Waukesha County/West Franklin, 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.

Does Your Southeast Waukesha County/West Franklin Home Have A Mold Problem?

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

In Southeast Waukesha County/West Franklin, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

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 – 262-895-5540