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How To Choose The Best Mold Mitigation Company

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Mold mitigation can be a real concern whenever water damage occurs. 

Mold forms and spreads within 48 hours after water damage and the more it spreads, the more of a hazard it becomes.

It can cause serious health issues, especially for those with respiratory conditions like asthma. 

If you suspect a mold infestation in your home or business, the sooner you can do something about it, the better.

When water damage occurs, it can often be a real cause for alarm but you needn’t worry provided you choose the right mold mitigation company to help solve your problem. 

It might not seem like much of an issue but surprisingly, some customers can take as much as a week or even a few weeks to shop around and find a mold remediation company. 

Unfortunately, that time can allow mold to spread even further and become more of a danger.

If you’re experiencing a mold issue, you want to move quickly and begin mold mitigation as fast as possible

You’ll want a mold remediation company that responds within those critical first 24-48 hours and offers a full range of services dedicated to restoring your home and belongings to their pre-damage state as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Mold can be a challenging problem but choosing a mold mitigation company shouldn’t be

  • You need a company with the proper training that is ready to respond quickly and put the top of the line equipment and techniques to use to address the problem thoroughly.

  • Look for a company with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). 
    This training will ensure that they are fully equipped to handle any residential or commercial mold infestation and provide complete mold mitigation services.

  • That begins with responding as quickly as possible after your initial call. 
    A representative should instantly determine what equipment, resources and personnel will be needed to address your problem and get a team to your property within 24 hours.

  • Once they arrive, the team should perform a thorough inspection and assess the extent of your mold mitigation needs. 

  • Then they can begin taking steps to contain the spread of mold, including using negative air chambers and negative air pressure.

In order to ensure that the mold is stopped in its tracks, it’s necessary to tackle more than the visible signs of mold

Microscopic mold spores in the air are what spread mold throughout a home, so you’ll want a mold remediation company that uses specialized filtration equipment to capture those spores and powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA filters to prevent them from spreading.

Since mold can spread quickly in porous materials such as drywall and carpeting, any thorough mold mitigation should include removing and replacing those materials as well as using antimicrobial and antifungal products on materials that can’t be removed or replaced. 

Mold can affect more than your home itself, so you’ll want a company that does everything they can to help preserve family photos, documents, and other precious items

When mold rears its ugly head, you don’t want to wait too long to act.  

Be an informed homeowner and you’ll be prepared to make the right choice for your mold mitigation needs  

In Southern Delaware County, that choice is easy with SERVPRO. 

We offer full mold mitigation and remediation services for residents of Glen Mills, Chadds Ford, and surrounding communities so that you can have real peace of mind. We’re guaranteed to get there faster to any disaster and use our expertise to make your mold problem a thing of the past.

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