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Top Tips for Recovering From a Mold Infestation | SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle

1/22/2024 (Permalink)

Removing Mold From Internal Walls. Elimination of mold at home under the heating battery, Clouse-up. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is here for you when mold takes over your space.

No one wants to think about the possibility of mold growing behind their walls or under their floors. It can be dangerous and frankly, a little gross, to have mold lurking just out of sight. Unfortunately, mold can grow without much warning and take over entire sections of your house before it is discovered.

Thankfully, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle can help! Our mold remediation team can come out to your home right away to identify the mold and tackle your cleanup quickly.

How Does Mold Grow in Homes? 

Mold spores can be found everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float through the air and can get into your home through open windows, vents and even through your AC unit.

Even though mold is found everywhere, it doesn’t grow everywhere. Mold needs the right conditions and space to settle in and start growing into a colony. 

Damp and dark spaces like your basement, crawl space or even your bathroom can be perfect breeding grounds for a mold infestation. Since some of these spaces aren’t used on a day-to-day basis, an entire infestation could

start growing before you are alerted to it. 

What to Do if You Find Mold 

Mold can sometimes exist in homes without any signs, but eventually you will see it or start to smell it. Mold can be any color of the rainbow, can look slimy, chalky or fuzzy, and smells musty or earthy. The best thing to do if you do find mold in your home is to leave it alone and call us right away. 

Mold can be a hazard and certain spores should not be inhaled. Our team has the proper safety gear and PPE to protect us from any dangers and hazards. We will arrive at your home quickly to identify the type of mold and then we can create your restoration plan based on the precautions that we need to take.

Our Restoration Process

We will start by containing the area, which includes sealing off the room and shutting vents to ensure the spores can’t travel further in your home. Then we will filter the air to remove any airborne particles. 

Next, it is time to tackle the visible mold. We clean up the affected area and sanitize the entire space to help ensure the mold cannot grow back. 

Depending on how long the mold was left to grow, you could be dealing with some significant structural problems to your home. Mold can degrade walls, beams and floors and even rust metal. We will help restore and repair any damage to ensure your home is safe to reenter. 

Always call a professional to clean up a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle today.

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