WOW!! Mold Can Cause All Kinds of Problems at Durham Homes--Be Smart and Call SERVPRO
Immediate Response Is Crucial to Your Durham Property during Mold Damage Remediation
The degree of mold damage can vary from one site to the other, and there is a need to assess everything to determine the extent of the problem. The goal of the assessment is to help our team to come up with an appropriate site-specific remediation plan. If you notice some musty odor, discoloration in surfaces and staining on walls, then there are chances your property has a mold problem. Fuzzy or cotton growth of different colors may also sound a warning to any Durham resident.
Before our SERVPRO technicians start performing a mold damage assessment in your Durham home, we have to address the safety concerns of the building adequately. This is typically after a storm or other significant happenstance. If the load bearing walls shift, the roof can sag, cracks may develop, and the walls may not be straight. It is also the time when we check for severe wood rot and any form of deterioration that the moisture problem has caused to the structure. We check whether there is standing water in the structure, check for hidden mold behind wallpaper, under flooring, insulation, and carpet backing. An evaluation of attics and crawl spaces is part of the inspection. We communicate with the owner during the entire process.
A visual inspection may not be enough during the mold remediation process; our SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters to measure moisture levels of materials such as carpets, concrete, wallboard, plasters, and wood. A moisture meter has a probe, which we can insert into a surface to record direct readings. Some have sensors and pressing them against a wet surface is enough to take the readings. These devices can also play an important role when we are monitoring the drying progress of materials. A mold remediation has no value if there is an on-going source of moisture fueling the mold spores that are seated on an organic food supply.
We carefully inspect air conditioning units that are operating within the moldy structure and if possible clean or dispose of when we notice visible mold. With the help of a wet abrasive sponge and a disinfectant, we can clean wood furnishings and recommend a refinishing once dry. Through HEPA vacuuming, we can remove the mold that settles on surfaces when moving items or cleaning different parts of the structure. An antimicrobial spray is always part of the disinfecting process.
SERVPRO of North Durham offers an immediate expert response to ant storm, mold, water, and fire damage through the use of advanced cleaning and restoration equipment. Learn more about our operations and have your questions answered today by calling (919) 467-0880.
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