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Winnetka Mold Damage Calls for Professional Help

3/16/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Containment Is a Vital Step in Remediation

SERVPRO Remediates the Mold Damage to Your Winnetka Property

Winnetka mold damage is a serious issue. These fungi and mold spores can affect the quality of the air in your home. Mold produce mycotoxins and mold spores that cause health effects. Here are the top 10 steps to eradicate damage caused by mold.

1. Consider hiring a certified mold remediation company to rid your home of mold successfully. More than a 10 square foot patch indicates a heavy infestation.

2. Find all sources that could be extending your problem. For example, check for flooding, leaks in voids or under cabinets, or areas where puddles of water can be absorbed into carpeting or porous drywall.

3. Using a store bought test kit gives inconsistent results. Hiring a professional company like SERVPRO ensures that mold infestation points will be discovered, if present. If you visually see mold colonies or smell that strong, musty odor, there is no need for mold testing. Inspections should be for the discovery of colonies, sources of the water leaks that allow for mold blooming, and an action plan for mold remediation.

4. Monitor yourself and others for any health symptoms. If there is a strong odor of mold or large visible growth, consider temporarily staying in a safer place until the remediation is completed.

5. If you vacate your home or business, do not take any personal belongings with you until items have been decontaminated. SERVPRO technicians will set up containment barriers to isolate infested areas thereby reducing the likelihood of cross-contamination and spreading of mold spores to new areas of the structure.

6. Our IICTC-certified technicians wear protective biohazard suits, booties, gloves, and a mask complete with a HEPA filtration system.

7. We do not use bleach to kill mold. Specially formulated cleaning products help to attack and destroy the existing mold colonies while sanitizing the surfaces.

8. Technicians remove all materials to be salvaged and safely discard all mold damaged building materials by wrapping to prevent further contamination. We can pack and ship items to our facilities for cleaning and disinfecting in severe cases.

9. Air scrubbers help to remove airborne mold spores. Chemical and thermal foggers reach accessible and hidden pockets to destroy, disinfect, sanitize, and deodorize the structure.

10. A final inspection and walk-through verify the successful remediation of the mold infestation in your home.

SERVPRO technicians possess the industry leading equipment, expertise, and experience to once again return your home to a clean and healthy state. Winnetka mold damage is a serious issue that calls for a professional service so that when you and your family return home it will be "Like it never even happened."

We’re Highly Trained Mold Remediation Specialists

SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills specializes in water and mold damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have the training and expertise to safely handle any mold situation in Winnetka, Canoga Park and Bell Canyon. Call us 24/7 to help. (818) 998-1500

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