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Don't let your home, business and health be ruined with mold! Mold is present everywhere in nature, but when it finds its way into your home or business it can be a major problem. We use infrared technology as part of the mold detection process and special chemicals to help remediate the mold and protect your home or business.
What is Mold?
Mold is a fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of mold exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Mold spreads and reproduces by making spores. Spores can survive conditions that are too sunny, hot, cold, dry or wet for mold to grow. When spores are released they can be carried by air or water to new locations.
Where Does Mold Come From?
Molds thrive in moist environments created by a flood, slow leak, broken pipe or just high humidity. Without water mold, cannot grow. Mold also needs a food source, oxygen and a temperature between 40 degrees and 100 degrees F.
How Does Mold Spread?
For mold to grow and reproduce, they only need an organic food source, such as cellulose, which is found in building materials such as wood and drywall.
Are There Any Warning Signs to Look For?
If there are dark spots on your ceiling, floors or walls, this is a sure sign of mold growth. Musty odors and mildew are often signs that mold may be growing in your home. Respiratory and allergy symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, trouble breathing and wheezing are a common indicator of mold growth as well. Also, high humidity levels such as condensation on glass and metal surfaces are a warning sign of mold.
The Special Challenges of Mold
Despite what's readily known about mold, it remains the subject of a lot of confusion. Mold is an issue that can affect the health of your family and employees and compromise the physical structure of your home or business. Mold and mildew grow best in warm, damp and humid conditions. Mold may never become visible, since it can grow in the walls and under the floor. If more than two days have passed, any wet materials will be affected by mold, even if it's not yet visible. Whether you can see a problem or merely suspect its presence, only a professional can help identify the source and extent of the challenge. Certain products like bleach can cause more problems if you are not careful.
Can I Get Rid of Mold By Myself?
Doing it yourself is not recommended. At ServiceMaster Restore®, our licensed experts have completed intensive mold remediation training as well as detailed instruction in the proper procedures for handling mold claims.
What are the signs to look for in your home or building?
• A recent flood or water damage.
• Leaks in or around your home or building either from burst pipes or air conditioning systems.
• Musty odors in your home or building.
• Discoloration or water stains on the walls or ceilings.
Do you have Residential or Commercial Mold Damage?
Residential Mold Damage Restoration Services
One of the worst contaminants known is the silent but dangerous growth of mold. Mold can grow indoors on wet or damp surfaces, such as wallpaper, ceiling tiles, carpets, insulation material, wood and drywall. It can start to grow within 48 hours and if left unchecked, can have serious impacts on both your quality of life and your home's physical structure. If you see signs of mold or suspect that it has infected your home, we're here to help remediate the problem and prevent long-term damage.
Commercial Mold Damage Restoration Services
Mold and Your Business. Mold contamination is a growing concern for businesses of all sizes. Mold, a fungus that is found in damp places, can grow almost anywhere moist conditions exist. Left unattended, it can cause health problems as well as serious structural damage to your facility. As your go-to experts in mold remediation, we take a methodical and systematic approach to carefully identify the source of the mold growth and help eliminate mold from your working environment.
As your go-to guide in mold remediation, we have the tools and the know-how to examine your living areas, diagnose the problem and take immediate steps to help remove the mold. In mold situations, we will remove the mold using EPA registered products to clean surfaces like floors, countertops and walls. In more extensive mold situations, we will help eliminate the mold completely by cutting away the damp drywall, sanding the wood and applying anti-microbial agent.
ServiceMaster Restore® works with nationally recognized testing facilities and can provide mold inspection, laboratory analysis and written remediation plans at a reasonable price. We know how to identify and help eliminate the source of what has caused the mold, and implement the proper processes in order to help prevent future mold growth.
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• We are professionally trained and well-equipped for your emergency needs.
• When a disaster hits we are ready to restore your home or place of business.
• Our client is our priority and we guarantee our best quality service.
Why is Mold a problem?
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Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on and can grow anywhere:
In your home, all molds have the potential to cause side effects:
Regardless of the cause, our experts provide a comprehensive mold remediation process to help eliminate the problem by:
Does your Home or Business need Mold Damage Restoration Services?
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