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Mold Damage can be Prevented in Your Covina Home

12/27/2016 (Permalink)

Mold can be hidden or appear in plain sight. Call SERVPRO quickly to assess and remediate!

Deep Cleaning Which Includes HEPA Vacuums Can Reduce Potential Problems with Mold

Mold damage is not something that should be taken lightly. While it is not in the media as much as it was a few years ago, the problem still exists. Mold can also cause health effects in people, especially those with compromised immune systems. The damage caused can range from unsightly stains on clothing, upholstery, and drapes to crumbling drywall sections in any area of your home.
While many of the homes in Covina experiencing mold damage have had problems with leaking pipes of interior flooding, this is not the only way that a problem with mold can begin. Mold damage may also remain hidden for months, or even years. This is because one of the requirements for mold to grow is an undisturbed location that receives little or no sunlight. Mold does not grow only under sinks. It can also grow in closets, under beds, behind larger appliances, and inside of boxes in storage.
Mold also loves to grow on books, which are rich in the cellulose that they need to thrive. Dusting books is an excellent way to clean them, but that dust can often contain mold and mold spores. Dusting them sends the mold everywhere. It is better to lightly vacuum the tops of books in a bookshelf with an attachment on a HEPA-filtered vacuum cleaner. SERVPRO professionals know that it is more than just simple everyday housecleaning when it comes to preventing mold damage. Having your home professionally cleaned on a regular basis a few times a year can help to avoid mold damage from ever happening.
Cleaning with a HEPA vacuum can also be carried out by SERVPRO remediation technicians in areas likely to contain substantial amounts of mold. These include areas behind and under appliances, under large pieces of furniture, on window sills, and anywhere else that mold is likely to hide. We are also expert at cleaning out ducts, central air units, and air conditioners. Prevention of mold damage is always less expensive and also better for your health than it is to remove and repair mold damage. If we detect significant quantities of mold or mold damage, we will inform you and discuss the best methods of solving the problem before it can have a chance to become worse.
For all of your mold remediation needs, fighting mold damage before it starts, call us. We are SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina, and we can be reached at (626) 387-4111 whenever you need us, no matter the time of day or night.

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