Our Experts Explain Our Methods To Clean Your Belmont Home After A Mold Damage Incident
Common Methods SERVPRO Uses To Clean Homes With Mold Damage In Belmont
Before homeowners see mold damage, often a musty smell is the first sign noticed. Once detected, the mold growth often uncovers a more significant problem allowing the fungi to flourish. Mold only needs three main things to grow: moisture, food (organic materials) and ideal temperatures. Areas of the home where there is either lack of ventilation resulting in too much humidity with a buildup of moisture or there is a leak allowing water to enter the affected area create ideal conditions for this to happen.
SERVPRO technicians follow both EPA and IICRC guidelines and standards for mold remediation in your Belmont home. Our technicians limit the scope of the damage by creating barriers to stop the spread of mold spores to currently unaffected areas of the house. We use negative air machines to reduce exposure to airborne spores and HEPA vacuum filters to catch and contain spores. Traditional drying methods using industrial air movers, cannot be deployed because it runs the risk of spreading the spores to other sections of the home. Dehumidifiers in a contained area dry the area and lessen the chance of spreading.
For the cleaning of mold from surfaces, SERVPRO has several useful methods. We can use traditional cleaning methods, or for remediation cases where the cleanup needs to be as waterless as possible, soda blasting is a great alternative. This method delivers a high powered dry wash of sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda) that works as a mild abrasive to lift off the mold while it cleans and deodorizes the area.
After the eradication of the mold, there is often only one thing left to do, and that is the removal of that musty odor. While we can restore many items damaged by mold, we sometimes need to remove come belongings or building materials such as drywall that cannot be saved. Once those items are out of the house, we can use thermal foggers which operate at a high temperature and penetrate deeply to deliver full deodorization of the affected areas.
The certified technicians at SERVPRO of The Lakes Region have many methods and resources for dealing with mold damage. We are available 24/7 to assist you. Call (603) 527-2518 to get our team of remediation experts working for you.
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