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Mold Damage can Quickly Spread if Cleaned Incorrectly in Schaumburg Homes

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage can Quickly Spread if Cleaned Incorrectly in Schaumburg Homes When you think you have mold, call SERVPRO to investigate.

SERVPRO Cleans Mold in Any Part of Your Property

There are often many ways to do something - a few correct ways and several incorrect ones. The incorrect ones often seem easier, less time-consuming, and also less-expensive, at least at the beginning. Later, the 'better' solution can start to show its shortcomings. Ridding a home of mold damage should be conducted correctly. Doing otherwise can create a diverse set of additional problems in the near and not-so-near future in the home.
 
Schaumburg homeowners who have detected mold damage in their home will benefit from expert and professional mold remediation. Small items that have mold can be safely cleaned without posing much of a risk. A larger area, such as a library of books in the home, even a smaller one, should be cleaned by technicians. They will not only clean the mold from the books, preserving them, but also contain the mold and the spores that would spread the problem throughout the house.
 
While mold requires moisture to grow, and at times, while mold can be damp, it can also be extremely dry and dusty. This dustiness is actually mold spores. If these are cleaned as if it was actual dust, it can be spread from one area of a home to another area that may, until then, have normal levels of mold.
 
SERVPRO technicians often will wear protective clothing, similar to hazmat suits, when performing mold remediation work to protect themselves. This is part of the containment process. Other aspects used include placement of air scrubbers that remove airborne mold spores and other pathogens from the air, thick plastic sheeting strips (similar to those found around meat departments in your local grocery stores), and vacuums that use HEPA filters. These will be set up prior to beginning the removal of excess mold and repairing any mold damage.
 
When areas of a home are damaged by mold, they can not only be a point of contamination that can potentially affect the remainder of the home, but they can also deteriorate and become hazardous in other ways. Mold can affect almost any material in a home, including wood. Support beams can rot and become unable to bear the weight they were originally designed to. Preventing mold damage from spreading can prevent situations like that from becoming a reality.
 
If you have discovered mold, smell an ongoing and musty odor but cannot find the source, or have other concerns about mold and the damage it can cause, call SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle at (847) 593-3055. We are always available to assist you in protecting your home.