How SERVPRO Contains Mold Damage In Your Lafayette Bathroom
SERVPRO Has The ManPower and Technology to Remediate Your Bathroom Mold
Mold damage is a real risk for residents of Louisiana. The high levels of humidity during the summer are perfect for creating the kind of damp conditions that are ideal breeding grounds for fungi. Mold growth can cause damage to soft furnishings, unsightly discolored patches, a damp smell and even structural harm or health issues. That is why we recommend putting in a call to SERVPRO remediation experts at the first sign of growth.
Bathrooms are naturally damp environments, which unfortunately means you could see some mold damage in your Lafayette bathroom or en suite. If this happens, establishing containment is of vital importance. Proper containment stops the spread of spores throughout your home and reduces the risk of fungi traveling to other rooms.
The first step our IICRC-certified experts take is sealing off doors and windows using sturdy polyethylene sheeting. We leave just enough room for our team to enter and exit the room wearing the proper personal protective equipment.
Next, we ensure that any other air outlets or inlets, risers, ducts, or HVAC systems such as your bathroom fan are fully sealed off. Now it is much harder for mold to exit the bathroom and move throughout your home.
Establishing negative air pressure in your bathroom is an important part of containing the outbreak. Our technicians do this by using negative air machines which draw contaminated air through powerful HEPA filters that catch 99.97% of particles of 0.3 microns or bigger. The contaminated air is safely vented outside your bathroom. The result of this is that any air which leaks through the polyethylene sheet barrier is clean air, not contaminated air.
SERVPRO is very careful when it comes to the risk of our technicians spreading mold when entering or exiting the bathroom. That is why we always establish decontamination areas for our team to pass through, to ensure both our people and any tools we use are fully decontaminated before entering any other part of your home.
Establishing proper containment reduces the risk of air born spores spreading any further into your home. Doing this creates a safe zone and leaves our experts free to focus on cleaning your bathroom and carrying out mold remediation activities.
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Do not let mold damage spread throughout your home. Call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 today for help.