Mold Problems? Leave Mold Remediation to the Experts at SERVPRO of Mobile County
There are many reasons homes in the Mobile area have challenges with mold and need to have it remediated. As we know, Mobile is one of the wettest cities in the United States which can definitely add to the mold issue, but water leaks can also cause mold growth. If your home is experiencing a mold issue, it is in your best interest to leave the mold cleanup to experts who have been properly trained by IICRC standards. SERVPRO of Mobile County knows how to address it correctly. Our teams are not only educated and trained in situations like this, we have the correct resources and tools to remediate your mold issues.
What is Mold Remediation?
If you see or smell mold, most people believe this is the only way that mold can be present in their home or office. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Microscopic mold spores are everywhere; this is perfectly natural and is part of any home’s environment. When homeowners begin to actually see mold in their homes, that’s when mold has become an issue and mold remediation needs to happen by properly trained individuals. When professionals such as our mold technicians of SERVPRO of Mobile County come to inspect the mold issue in your home, they are not just performing mold removal, but mold remediation. Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is virtually impossible. Unfortunately, many companies claim they can get rid of mold for good, but this simply is not true and can be very misleading to the client. When the trained experts at SERVPRO of Mobile County come to a home to address and assess a mold issue, they are focusing on the mold remediation process, which is reducing the mold levels to normal, natural environmental levels.
Why Homeowners Should Not Try Removing Mold Themselves
Since many mold issues start because of a water leak or other presence of excessive moisture, many people assume that once they address the water issue, they can simply cleaning up mold on their own. One common misconception is using a little bit of bleach and some elbow grease to get the job done. However, there are very specific steps that should be taken for mold remediation.
· A mold professional needs to come out and inspect the mold damage using various technologies to detect mold and hidden moisture sources.
· The area needs to be contained to prevent the spread of mold.
· A special air filtration system utilizing HEPA filtration is used to capture microscopic mold spores in the air.
· Treatment using properly formulated antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming.
· Removing and disposing of mold-infested building materials (drywall, carpet, etc.) may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.
· Cleaning of other items, depending on the severity of the mold growth, may be necessary using techniques to clean and treat the items.