You Have Mold in Your House: Now What?
It’s been a wet monsoon season and although the season is now officially over, rain is still in the forecast, which brings an elevated level of moisture to the air. Mold loves moisture and it is more likely to grow in damp conditions. Since mold spores exist everywhere (even in the cleanest of homes!), it’s not too difficult for mold to grow and quickly become an issue. If you find mold damage in your home, it’s best to contact a professional like SERVPRO of East Phoenix to handle it. However, many people choose to ignore the issue and let it progress or try to deal with it on their own. If you find mold in your home, learn what to do and what to avoid. You’ll save time, money, and headaches by approaching mold issues correctly.
Mold Doesn’t Disappear on Its Own
One of the most important reasons to call a professional mold remediation service for mold damage to your home is that the mold problem cannot be solved without intervention; it won’t simply disappear on its own! The impacted area must be dried, cleaned, sanitized, and possibly repainted or rebuilt if the mold infestation is significant. If this isn’t done, mold spores can continue to grow and spread to other parts of the home, oftentimes completely undetected as it grows behind walls and other dark, out of the way places in your home. Such undetected growth can lead to real damage to your home. The best time to call SERVPRO of East Phoenix is when the damage is relatively new to keep damage and expense at a minimum. Mold doesn’t go away on its own and needs to be addressed quickly. Call in the pros!
Cleaning Mold Up Yourself Can Make the Issue Worse
Trying to eradicate mold damage on your own can be detrimental to the home. Even if you remove all visual signs of mold growth in your home, it is almost impossible to eliminate airborne mold spores and hidden pockets of growth without advanced tools and cleaning products. SERVPRO uses advanced moisture detection tools to identify patches of mold behind walls and surfaces and air scrubbers to filter as many spores out of the environment as possible. When homeowners try to tackle mold growth on their own through extensive cleaning, they’re likely only going to eliminate the mold growth they see, leaving undetected mold spores behind to continue to grow, often unnoticed until the damage is substantial. What you don’t see is just as damage as what you do see.
Moldy Smells Need to Be Correctly Addressed
Long after a mold colony is removed, the strong, musty odors it may have caused can remain in a home if not correctly addressed. These odors can take years to leave your home on their own and can grow unpleasant over time. SERVPRO technicians use industrial-strength chemical fogging machines to neutralize odor molecules, even if they are embedded deep within the walls and floors of your home. Finding and eliminating mold is only part of the problem if your home experiences mold. Odor removal is an important step that shouldn’t be overlooked. SERVPRO of East Phoenix can help.
SERVPRO of East Phoenix specializes in mold damage remediation services. For our expert help with mold growth and odors in your home, give us a call at (602) 507-6163. We’re available 24/7 to help you with your mold issues and get your home back to normal.