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Mold Damage Can Happen in Phoenix

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Spore Remediation Improves Indoor Air Quality -IAQ-Call SERVPRO to Help Protect Your Phoenix Home

Call SERVPRO to Your Phoenix Property for Mold Remediation

In the right mix of conditions, mold can become a threat in every Phoenix household. Since mold does not attract attention like a fire or flood, it is often overlooked and untreated until a colony of spores has grown throughout a room or even an entire home. If not dealt with quickly, mold can cause as much damage and cost as much in repair and replacement as any other disaster.
Phoenix mold damage only begins when the spores are in the right temperature range of 68 to 86 degrees, have enough water to expand from their inert state, and have a source of food. The most straightforward method SERVPRO uses to stop mold growth is to eliminate the source of water. Without it, the mold colony quickly goes dormant again which makes it easier to clean and remove.
We are more than just another area contractor. Our personnel has specialized training and tools designed to find and isolate a mold infestation, disinfect the surface mold, and clean the air. Then, we eliminate the water source, clean the mold off surfaces and property, and dispose of all affected property that we cannot clean or it is not cost effective to do so.
Even with everything that SERVPRO can do to remove mold, the best method to deal with it is to prevent it. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) published suggestions to prevent mold growth, and we have adopted several of them for our technicians and customers to identify and follow.
Never install carpets laundry rooms and bathrooms. The humidity is higher than anywhere else in the house, and the chance for leaks is higher than in other rooms which encourages mold. If you must have carpets, use smaller rugs that you can remove, wash, and dry on a regular schedule.
Clean your bathroom with an anti-fungal agent every time. Bleach is one of the strongest anti-fungal chemicals available and should be the primary one in any cleaner you purchase.
There are household paints available that contain mold-inhibitors. They do not stop mold spores completely, but the chemicals prevent them from using the painted materials as a food source. They are especially useful in bathrooms.
Finally, make sure your ventilation is adequate. Bathroom ceiling exhaust fans are useful to eliminate excess humidity as well as odors.
Stopping mold is important, but preventing it from starting can save you hundreds or even thousands in restoration costs. If you need our help to clean out a mold colony or want more information on how to keep one from forming in your home, call SERVPRO of Litchfield / West Phoenix at (623) 594-6033 today.

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