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Top Tips for Tracking Down a Mold Infestation | SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee

1/12/2024 (Permalink)

Mold SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee is here for you when mold strikes!

Our homes put up with a lot day in and day out to keep us safe and comfortable. They are the first line of defense when the weather gets bad, they withstand the elements no matter what season we are in, and they keep us safe and warm while we are cozy in our beds. 

However, that also means that different situations can develop from time to time that could lead to serious issues if they go unaddressed. This is especially true when mold is concerned. Mold has the potential to become a health hazard in your home, but it can also start to compromise your home’s structure over time as well. 

Our SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee team is fully trained on handling mold infestations, and we can make sure that the mold in your home is taken care of fully no matter the type of situation. Check out more about mold below!

Where Does Mold Like to Grow?
Did you know that mold spores are basically everywhere? These microscopic spores are floating through the air both outside and inside your homes. 

They can travel back and forth through windows, vents or through that pesky draft in your basement.

The presence of mold spores in your home doesn’t guarantee an infestation will occur because the conditions have to be right. Mold loves dark, damp and cool areas of your home. If a spore finds its way into a space like your basement, attic or bathroom corner, it can take hold and start to grow into an entire colony in 24 to 48 hours. 

What to Do About a Mold Infestation
Mold is something that no one wants to find in their homes, so your first reaction will probably be a few words of surprised disgust followed by an overwhelming sense of not knowing what to do. Our first tip is to avoid touching it or disturbing it in any way. Some types of mold shouldn’t be inhaled or handled, so keep yourself safe and call us instead.

We can come out quickly and identify the type of mold so we can create our recovery and restoration plan. We will also investigate the reason for the mold in the first place and can track down any moisture issues or humidity problems in your home. We will contain the area, filter the air and then we will work on removing the mold and the mold infested materials. 

Cleaning Up After the Mold Is Gone 

The longer mold is left to grow and spread, the higher the chances of some sort of home damage occurring underneath the colony. Mold can slowly eat away at wood, drywall or other structural supports around your home, and that can lead to a dangerous living space. 

We will tackle any repairs that need to be done and then give the whole area a cleaning and sanitization to help ensure the mold can’t grow back.

Mold infestations should always be handled by professionals. Contact us today at SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee.

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