Essentials to Remediate Mold Damage In St. Peter
SERVPRO Adheres to Best Practices to Remediate Mold
Mold growth can follow water damage in many situations, particularly if more than 48 hours has passed since water from a severe storm or leaky plumbing first soaked structures and contents. When water is not extracted quickly or entirely, the moisture provides the perfect growing medium for mold. SERVPRO can help you recover safely from a mold infestation because our technicians have received targeted training on mold remediation. We follow the process developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to contain, remove and clean up after the mold, followed by a thorough drying of the area where the fungi bloomed along with any neighboring areas that might have been infected with the spores that are present in any household.
Dealing with mold damage in St. Peter requires a complex series of steps to remediate the mold while taking care to keep everyone safe. Because mold spores float easily through the air, invisible to the naked eye, it is key to use strategies that keep the mold contamination contained to as few areas of your home as possible. Establishing and maintaining containment is a job for professionals, and we can have a team of certified technicians at your home within hours of your first call to ensure the existing mold contamination will not spread to other areas of your home as we work toward normalizing the affected area.
Depending on the type of material infested SERVPRO will clean surfaces or make the decision to remove materials so compromised it can not be assured that mold will not grow again. Non-porous materials will be cleaned and disinfected with proper antimicrobial products. Items and structures that cannot be cleaned properly will be removed and discarded by applicable regulations. Once the cleaning and removal are completed a final dusting and collection of settled spores will be done by vacuuming enhanced with HEPA filters. The last step is to ensure complete drying of the affected area occurs to prevent any remaining spores having the means to reestablish a new colony of mold. The drying step is held until the end because any airflow prior could worsen the situation by dispersing mold spores again, We may determine that special low airflow dehumidifiers are a safer way to decrease the moisture, using them instead of fans. We may also install negative pressure machines to inject the interior treated air to the outdoors.
When ugly and potentially hazardous mold takes hold in your home, a quick call to SERVPRO of North Leon County is in order. Our dispatchers can be reached at 24/7 (850) 536-6599 and are ready to schedule your mold damage inspection the same day.