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We Can Help Solve Your Mold Issues In Your La Porte Home

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can grow in any home, even your well-maintained and clean residence in La Porte.

How Professionals Find And Remediate Mold Damage In La Porte

Mold can grow in any home, even your well-maintained and clean residence in La Porte. Understanding the life cycle of the hundred thousand fungi so far identified results in one conclusion -- if your home has excess moisture, mold damage is a possibility. Our technicians complete extensive IICRC training in microbial abatement so we can assist if mold damage sneaks up on you. Do not despair -- give us a chance to help.

Spores exist in both outdoor and indoor environments, and mold damage in your La Porte home is common even if a small amount of moisture is present. The water needed can come from unnoticed spills, slow leaks in pipes hidden in cabinets or behind walls, condensation under appliances or on cold exterior walls, or even in rooms with high humidity. Our team of mold remediation specialists determine the extent of the infestation and identify the moisture source.

SERVPRO professionals know that mold damage recurs if we ignore the moisture problem. When we assess your mold damage, first we help arrange for repair of the water problem. Then we contain the moldy area, protecting other spaces in your home from the drift of moldy debris as we move into the removal phase of the project.

Containment can be as simple as creating a physical barrier with heavy plastic sheeting. Often we add air scrubbing equipment that filters and then vents the contaminated air disturbed during the cleaning process. SERVPRO technicians use mechanical means to scrub off the mold, brushes, and scrapers working well on solid, non-permeable surfaces. If porous materials are infected, all is not lost. Although severely infiltrated structural components and easy to replace items like carpet padding might be removed and replaced, we use innovative techniques like soda blasting to clear mold.

Once the moldy materials are removed and bagged, SERVPRO disposes of them following local rules and regulations. Our customers rely on our finishing steps which include thorough cleaning and vacuuming with HEPA filtered equipment to eliminate all moldy debris. We also treat affected areas with EPA registered antimicrobials to inhibit subsequent mold growth.

SERVPRO of La Porte County is ready to support residents of our community with EPA-approved mold remediation services. Call us at (219) 879-1883 for a mold assessment and implementation of a remediation plan.

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Does Your LaPorte County Home Have A Mold Problem?

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 219-879-1883