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Can I Rely on SERVPRO to Remediate My Mold Problem?

8/29/2020 (Permalink)

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Covina Residents Need to Know Their Home Is in Safe Hands During Mold Remediation

Anyone living in Covina is used to hot summers and mild winters. It is not an area associated with the cold or rain, and so many residents do not consider the possibility of dampness or fungi causing a problem in their home.

As anyone who needs mold remediation in Covina knows, the California climate does not keep mold from growing. A damp room or corner of the house is adequate for fungi to propagate. Mold can grow in your laundry room or bathroom regardless of the weather outside. Thankfully SERVPRO is on hand to help with spore germinations – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Who needs mold remediation?

If you have signs of mold growth in your home,  whether visible or odorous, you need a mold remediation specialist. As soon as you spot patches of fungi growing or notice damp stains on your floors or ceilings, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina. The EPA recommends to always call in professionals for cleanup of mold infestations that are greater than 10 square feet.

Many home remedies for mold do not work, and some, like bleach, can even make the problem worse. Mold grows down into materials, so you cannot always see the extent of the damage. These hyphae, if deeply anchored to the substrate of drywall or cellulose materials like raw wood framing, are often not eradicated with home remedies. Spores can quickly become airborne and set up a new home elsewhere in your house.

For thorough remediation and to decrease the chance of a resurgence, call in the experts. We have experienced many mold remediation jobs as follow-ups after a customer failed to eliminate the colonies or the moisture points which invited fresh mold blooms.

Can mold damage my home?

Unfortunately, yes. Mold grows wherever it finds a food source and enough water and oxygen. Food sources for mold include:

  • Drywall
  • Wallpaper
  • Paint-covered walls
  • Paper
  • Natural fibers, including some carpets and drapes

That means mold can grow on walls, ruin wallpaper, and set up colonies in rugs and curtains. It can spread over photographs and art. You might find blooms of mold over drywall surfaces.

Is cleaning enough, or will I need further restoration?

In many cases, we can clean mold using techniques like scrubbing and HEPA vacuuming. When larger areas show mold stains that are on the surface, we can employ a method called soda-blasting to gently abraid and remove the growth. The added advantage to this technique is that no moisture or water is needed. We also use dehumidifiers to dry your home and air scrubbers to pull spores out of the air. We monitor damp levels throughout the remediation process and use infrared imaging and moisture meters to check for hidden sources of moisture that might encourage mold to re-grow.

However, in some cases, we need to carry out more extensive repairs. For example, we might need to remove moldy drywall or re-apply caulk. Our team can assess your property and agree on the best course of action before we begin.

What can SERVPRO do to restore my home after mold damage?

Our teams can help you with a range of restoration projects, including:

  • Removing and replacing drywall (California State License Board (CSLB) #: 976913)
  • Replacing plaster
  • Hanging fresh wallpaper
  • Laying down new carpets
  • Scraping out and replacing caulk and grout

We can also clean wooden furniture and upholstery, and restore damaged papers and documents. Our teams can clean up hardwood and linoleum floors that have mold growing on them. Our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians follow the best practices guidelines of the IICRC--the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification to ensure a successful outcome.

Our SERVPRO technicians also handle deep cleaning your belongings. We use a range of dry and immersion cleaning techniques to clean carpets, drapes, throws, and cushions. Our policy is to salvage your belongings wherever possible – we dispose of things only as a last resort.

When mold remediation is complete, we deodorize your home to get rid of the musty mold smell and leave it fresh.

When will SERVPRO call in temporary workers?

Our team can call in temporary workers if a job is big enough that we need extra hands on deck. We can also call in expert tradespeople if we need them for specific tasks such as re-hanging wallpaper.

How does SERPVRO supervise temporary staff?

Our teams are aware that we cannot send temporary labor on the same rigorous fifteen-day course we send our franchise owners. That is why we follow strict guidelines for these workers regarding demolition and cleanup details. It is our priority to ensure an expedient solution to the mold remediation, only calling in outside help when it is beneficial to the final result.

For mold remediation you can trust, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111.

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