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SERVPRO Trained Specialists Know How to Assess Mold Damage

8/8/2022 (Permalink)

As trained mold specialists, SERVPRO technicians know that a fungus only needs three things to grow and survive inside a building: it must have excessive moisture, an organic food source such as wood or paper, and temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit to thrive. Mold damage can occur because microbes naturally exist throughout your home inside dust particles and in other places. Once conditions inside your home reach the ideal range for development, these microbes get activated and form into mold contamination. That’s when SERVPRO can help.

We know how to handle mold growth

Our SERVPRO crew takes extra measures to maintain good air quality inside your home. When we conduct mold damage mitigation services, we design a safety plan that will keep our workers and all of the occupants in your residence protected. Everyone that works on the job site has to wear specialized personal protective gear; our team shows up equipped with full protective body suits, and full-face respirators, along with their hand and foot protection gear, ready to get to work!

What causes mold growth and spread in a home

Microbial growth often takes place in dark areas that you do not look at every day and can therefore miss. A slow water leak or one that went unnoticed for a long time are common causes of mold issues. Once the fungus exists, it grows and spreads across, into, and out above the affected surface. While growth can be hard to spot, it often looks like small black dots that contain a little white fuzzy substance at first. These spores become airborne and float around the structure until they find a place to settle and contaminate a different section of the house.

Dealing with fungus and mold

The first step to mitigating issues with mold is to determine whether or not mold actually exists. Our SERVPRO experts work directly with you the homeowner and find out where you believe the contamination is located. We inspect contents and building materials in your house to see whether mold exists by looking at possibly contaminated materials and by smelling the dwelling to see if foul, musty odors exist. We then find out from you if you have had previous problems with microbial formations or if you experienced a water leak recently. Determining the cause of mold development can help prevent issues from returning in the future.

Call on SERVPRO for mold remediation needs

If you ever notice black mold forming in your home, call SERVPRO of Phoenix at (480) 503-2090 seven days a week. We’ll help find the source of mold, remediate the situation, and help with any odor issues that may be a result of mold infestation. We’re here to help!

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