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Is There Mold in Your Home?

2/24/2017 (Permalink)

Is There Mold in Your Home?

Microscopic mold spores can thrive just about anywhere in your Ft. Myers Beach, FL home or business including, both indoors and outdoors, and can produce toxins hazardous to both humans and pets. The infamous "black fungus" can prove especially toxic; however, any time excessive growth is present, it should be treated with caution in order to avoid disturbing the spores, which enables them to spread.

About Mold

Mold, also known as microbial growth, fungus and mildew, can occur inside or outside a structure in as little as 48 hours. In fact, any time there is a water invasion, such as a flood, roof leak, leaking water line, or any areas of high condensation, it increases the risk of developing growth.

The spores are generally marked by an usual hair-like discoloration on porous or non-porous surfaces. It is sometimes accompanied by a strong, musty odor and can even be hidden beneath carpet or behind dry wall. However, the most common areas of growth include, insulation, air ducts, walls, ceilings, windows, and more.

How Mold Remediation Services can Help

Our environmental Hygienist is well adept in the science behind microbial growth. We have the proper expertise, equipment, and the training to remedy the spore case in the business or home in question to get the structure's environment restored to healthy levels.

There are various types of spores, and each type differs from one to the next, and just about any home or business can be affected. In fact, more than one type of spore can exist in a structure at any given time. However, many types of growth can cause irritants and allergens, so whenever severe growth is spotted, regardless of the color or type, it is strongly recommended that property owners contact a mold remediation company to assist in the remediation of the growth.

In addition to providing expert mold remediation services, we also pride ourselves on providing immediate response times to help lessen the damage and reduce costs. Our technicians are highly trained in Applied Microbial Remediation, water damage restoration, Applied Structure Drying, and more. In addition, we employ advanced equipment to assist in identifying the source of water nourishing the growth, then stabilize the area using a negative air pressure chamber.

We are a reliable source in the remediation sector with multiple franchises. We provide fast service in addition to emergency 24/7 care.

What You Can do Until Help Arrives

If microbial growth, fungus, or mildew is suspected in your structure, there are a few precautions that should be taken until the environmental hygienist arrives including:

Turn off the HVAC system and fans

Avoid the affected areas

Do not attempt to dry the area yourself

Avoid spraying disinfectants and bleach on the growth                                                                                                                                             Visit http://www.SERVPROcentralftmyers.com if you suspect mold in your property.

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