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Some Steps to Take to Recover From a Lake Worth Mold Infestation

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Our mold certified technicians investigate to find the source of the mold infestation in your home before remediating the damage. Contact SERVPRO.

What to Expect from Professional Mold Damage Remediation in Lake Worth


Homeowners in Lake Worth should always be alert to the possibility that mildews and molds can overtake areas of your dwelling. Leaks and spills left for more than 24 to 48 hours can fuel microbial growth that can spread throughout your home. Your first sign of a problem is often a musty smell. Our experts have the training and experience to assess and abate a mold infestation following protocols developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Mold damage in your Lake Worth home is more than a bad-smelling annoyance. Mold colonies grow on organic surfaces like wood and drywall, consuming the material which causes deterioration of structural components. As molds grow, more spores are produced, negatively impacting air quality. Susceptible individuals with allergies and sensitivities to molds and their byproducts can experience reactions to mold growth. Professional mold remediation removes active colonies and reduces spore counts to normal levels.  

SERVPRO remediation crews locate the mold infestation and map out its contours. We then plan a containment system to control the drift of moldy materials as we remove the debris. At a minimum, we use heavy plastic sheeting to isolate the mold-containing space from unaffected areas. Often a negative pressure air-scrubbing configuration adds more complete containment. This equipment uses negative air pressure to seal the rooms and cavities with mold off, venting the air through filters and exhausting it to the outdoors.

Once the containment perimeter is in place, our IICRC-trained Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians get to work, using mechanical methods to remove mold growth. Brushes and scrapers loosen the mold, and even porous surfaces can be relieved of mold infestation with innovative techniques like soda blasting. SERVPRO employees wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to enhance safety and avoid tracking moldy materials through your home.

Thorough vacuuming with HEPA filter-fitted tools allows disposal of particles knocked loose during removal. SERVPRO uses EPA-registered antimicrobials to treat the previously infected areas to inhibit regrowth of the mold. SERVPRO helps arrange for the elimination of mold-feeding moisture, including reducing indoor humidity levels to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommendation of 45 to 55 percent.

SERVPRO of Lake Worth offers professional mold remediation services every season of the year. Call us at (561) 588-9777 if you suspect mold damage to schedule an assessment.

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