Cleaning Mold Damage From Charleston Homes
Cleaning Mold Damage
If unnoticed, mold can spread quickly through Charleston homes. In the spring and summer months, people are outside more often and simply do not notice it until they see it in the corner of the bathroom ceiling or perhaps smell that telltale, musty odor under their kitchen sink.
If you have or suspect mold damage in your home, you need to contact SERVPRO to both remove and prevent it from growing again. We follow the guidelines put out by the EPA to ensure we accomplish this correctly in your home and on each job.
First, we must clean and dry moldy materials and property. We begin with an inspection to find the extent and source of the growth. That requires going into every room, crawlspaces, and even behind walls if necessary. Our experts also need to use air content meters to find the highest concentration of mold in the home. Once we determine the location of the mold, our team members must move all non-infested items into a clean area of the home or to a secondary storage area to prevent accidental contamination.
Now, our crew isolates the contaminated area from the rest of the home and begins the remediation process. Our team members are familiar with both dry and wet methods of cleaning to remove even very thick levels of mold from surfaces. We also understand how to use HEPA filters. These special filters are designed for use in commercial vacuums and can trap even a single mold spore off a surface.
Second, as the cleaning begins, we need to dispose of non-cleanable, moldy items. That includes building material and personal property that is cheaper to replace rather than attempt to clean and restore.
Our mold remediation technicians need to dry all material and property without mold in less than 48 hours after arriving on-site. Quickly removing water and drawing out excess moisture stops mold growth and prevents new spores from expanding and starting the process all over again.
If you have mold in your home, even just the garage, you need an expert to remove it as quickly as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston to make sure the job is done right the first time, so you do not have to call back a second. Call us today at (843) 577-2470.
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