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Remediating Mold Damage in St. James City

7/23/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Remediating Mold Damage in St. James City Mold can be black, white, green or gray and may not be visible at first.

Remediating Mold Damage

Mold Inspection and Remediation
A thorough inspection for mold should regularly be done. Flooding, leaky roofs or windows, indoor plumbing, or high humidity create an environment where mold can live. Any areas that are susceptible to moisture should be checked, especially water-soaked materials such as paneling and carpets. Mold can be black, white, green or gray and may not be visible at first.

Remediation is a process to reestablish a healthy environment by removing St. James City mold damage and preventing it from spreading. This is done by isolating the damaged area, removing the affected materials, and drying and eliminating the moisture sources. It is important to repair the moisture source immediately and remove the mold entirely, which is not an easy task. Not only can mold be found on surfaces, but the spores also circulate through the air where it can be inhaled. If the mold is not completely removed, it is likely to return.

Because of the stubborn nature of mold, we suggest hiring a professional service for assistance with full mold remediation. SERVPRO, a full-service restoration company, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for water, flooding, and mold emergencies.

For those who attempt to remediate the mold without a professional service, it can be done by scrubbing the surfaces with soap and water. St. James City mold can grow in tiny spaces and may not be visible, so it is imperative to clean out cracks and crevices as well. Once clean, it is important to ensure that all surfaces are dried completely to prevent the mold from returning.

Controlling Mold Damage
To avoid the return and spread of mold, certain precautions should be made. Make sure the area around your home is designed, so water flows away from the foundation, preventing water from settling in the home. Other maintenance, such as keeping air condition drip pans clean, insulating cold water pipe, and controlling the humidity in your home can stop future problems from occurring.

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SERVPRO of Cape Coral is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Cape Coral community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

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