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Controlling the Spread of Mold Damage within Your Battle Ground Home

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Controlling the Spread of Mold Damage within Your Battle Ground Home If you discover mold in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO to remediate the damage and stop the mold from spreading across your home.

SERPVRO Stops Mold Growth and Remediates the Damage Left Behind

Regardless of how much you clean your Battle Ground home, microbes remain a constant and uninvited presence. Many of these organisms come in the variety classified as mold.

When microbial activity overgrows an area in a Battle Ground home, mold damage quickly happens. Because of the different ways mold spreads to other locations, keeping it under control might seem confusing. However, SERVPRO technicians know that controlling mold and the damage it can cause can happen much more easily than sometimes believed.

The need for moisture is the one common trait that all mold varieties share. Using this against any variety of microbe we encounter helps us keep mold activity to a minimum. Once we dry out an area of your home and reduce the moisture back within the normal range, conditions become much less favorable for mold to grow. However, stopping water or moisture from accumulating in the future does not do enough to when mold damage already exists.

Remediation of mold damage must take place to rid your home of excessive amounts of the microorganisms that caused the problem in the first place. To contain mold particles and spores, SERVPRO's Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) uses temporary barriers that produce a negative pressure zone around the area in question. As we cut away and remove the materials that hold mold, we double bag these for immediate disposal.

When materials show mold activity and visible colonization, we always check to ensure that damage actually exists. At times, materials may only have a covering of mold or mildew, with no real damage. We can clean these areas instead, saving homeowners money. Often, staining left behind by microbial activity requires an application of special primer and a fresh coat of paint.

Because spores travel through the air and can remain viable for months or even longer, they can often end up inside your home's duct system. The thorough cleaning of ductwork can reduce the microbe population significantly. While the restoration of normal moisture levels within your home can keep mold from regrowing, spores can still cause health effects once they reach the air your family breathes. Cleaning ducts and vents can help keep this from occurring.

SERVPRO of Lafayette serves the local areas near Lafayette and help keep homes free of mold damage. Contacting us at (765) 420-0077 when you discover microbial activity is the first step in stopping the spread of mold within your home.

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