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Got Mold? Professional Remediation Can Help!

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

This mold grew over some time due to a small leak left undetected around the windows of this Goose Creek SC home. We were happy to help!

It takes no more than 48 hours after water damage occurs in a home or commercial property for mold to begin to grow. Especially in our warm and humid Charleston, SC climate.

That is why if you are faced with water damage and a resultant mold issue, knowing your next steps is very important.

Why Mold Remediation?

We’re sure you’ve seen those ads about mold remediation and mold removal, but the second of these two is false. Removing all mold from a home or business is simply not achievable. A qualified restoration company will, however, focus on mold remediation, setting the achievable goal of bringing mold levels back to a normal and natural level.

It is true that mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both inside and outside. These mold spores only become an issue when a minor problem is left untreated, which allows the problem to turn into a major problem.

The mold remediation process involves technicians isolating the contaminated areas and remove and discard the wet and mold-damaged materials.  Any areas that have been exposed to or affected by mold are then thoroughly cleaned and dried. In some cases, a HEPA vacuum may be brought in aid in the removal of contamination and debris.

Then the mold-affected area is treated with a biocide and left overnight to kill and destroy the mold spores. 

What to Do With a Mold Problem

If there is a good chance your home or business may have encountered a mold problem, you’ll want to act quickly. Evaluate the size of the problem, and if the affected area is larger than 10 square feet, it is best to bring in the professionals.

Be sure that the professionals you bring in are highly trained and certified in the following areas:

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

Sometimes, some minor mold issues can be successfully resolved by a homeowner or a business owner on their own, but it is always in your best interest to talk to the professionals to ensure the quickest resolution to the problem.

At SERVPRO® of Greater Northern Charleston, 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.

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