SERVPRO Properly Deals with Mold Damage in Your Raleigh Home
Signs Your Raleigh Home Has Mold Damage
Mold might be present in your Raleigh home if the mitigation was not correctly done following a flood. It can also develop from humidity issues if systems that regulate humidity levels are unavailable. With high humidity, there is too much moisture, thus creating condensation on the building materials. Moisture is a key to microbial growth. You can see or smell mold on clothing, furniture, and drywall. If there is visible mold in your house, there is hidden mold too. It may be underneath or behind appliances, flooring, or walls.
The first stride in managing mold damage at a Raleigh property is performing a thorough assessment of the affected areas to determine the problem's significance. Then, irrespective of the size of the affected area, it is advisable to let professionals handle mold contamination. SERVPRO has the tools and skills to manage a mold situation in your home appropriately.
Signs of mold damage in homes
- Stale and musty odors
- Persistent moisture buildup in certain areas
- Discoloration on walls, ceilings, and floors
- Spotting and fuzziness on walls
Cleaning Mold Contamination
Our crews identify all contaminated structural materials and personal belongings. If the mold growth has spread or eaten away material such as rugs and drywall, we remove and dispose of them properly. Efficient mold remediation can be achieved by following specific procedures.
Essential steps in fixing mold damage
- Isolate the contaminated area
- Remove all contaminated materials
- Dry all sections of the structure properly
- Remove the mold colonies
Mold proliferates by spores; therefore, any removal can trigger their release. By isolating the contaminated area, our teams can minimize the possible spread of the infestation. First, we cover all doorways and other openings with six mil polyethylene sheeting and seal every seam with duct tape leaving only a slip entrance. Next, we remove wet porous materials and all items heavily infested by mold and double bag them in plastic garbage bags six mils thick. We follow this up with the cleaning of non-porous surfaces.
If you need assistance with mold damage at your home, SERVPRO of Cary / Morrisville / Apex is available 24/7. Call us at (919) 615-1160. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.