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Contact A Professional Restoration Company About Mold Damage

10/13/2016 (Permalink)

Although steps can be taken to prevent mold in the first place, sometimes mold still grows.

Mold Damage And Remediation

Talk about mold has risen over the last few years, with many homeowners being fearful of this sometimes toxic problem. Although steps can be taken to prevent mold in the first place, sometimes mold still grows. Many times it is due to a catastrophic event like outside flooding coming into your home or an appliance malfunctioning.

Assessing mold damage in Ooltewah involves more work than just finding what is visibly growing on your walls or in a corner. Mold can be invisible as well, growing behind walls or around what you can’t see. That is why you need professionals such as SERVPRO who have the equipment and experience to find this hidden mold. You also need to realize first that mold is a moisture or water problem.

Before remediation begins, you should take pictures and document all of the damage for insurance purposes. If you call us at SERVPRO, we will come over to your home and assess the damage first and then go over a plan of remediation with you, and make sure that you understand everything before we begin any work. The amount of contamination will be calculated as well so that the approach to removal can be determined. There are guidelines for cleaning up mold contamination safety and thoroughly that our trained technicians will follow. Cleaning the contamination will always include cleaning up any existing mold while avoiding exposure to the homeowners and the professionals doing the job. It will also include preventing any new growth by addressing the original source of the moisture.

Once the mold has been removed, it will then be time to determine whether the cleanup efforts were successful. Some guidelines that can be followed will include making sure the moisture problem is fixed. This will include checking the home shortly after remediation to make sure there are no more signs of recurring water damage. Your home should also be checked for no signs of visible mold or mold damaged materials, or even moldy odors.

An immediate remediation plan is essential when you have mold, as it can spread and grow quickly, and could cause adverse health effects to you and your family. If you see any mold or suspect you have a mold problem in your home, contact us right away at SERVPRO of East Chattanooga. We will quickly work with you to come up with a plan of remediation when you contact us at (423) 326-1406.

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