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Got Mold? We Can Help | SERVPRO of West Hamilton/Oxford

2/21/2024 (Permalink)

Mold removal service. Woman talking on phone and looking at affected wall in kitchen Has mold invaded your home? SERVPRO of West Hamilton/Oxford is here for the rescue. Call us today!

All homes are susceptible to mold growth, even if you think it will never happen to you. Mold is really persistent and can grow in many different areas as long as the conditions are right. 

If you discover a mold infestation, you will probably react with disgust, and then not really know what to do after that. Even if you think you can clean it up by yourself, the mold could have spread under your floors or behind your walls and will continue to grow back until it is properly handled. 

That’s where we come in! Our team will handle your mold situation with efficiency and confidence. 

All About Mold

Mold spores are everywhere in our daily lives. They float through the air outdoors and they are even inside our homes. Open windows and doors can easily invite mold inside as well as through the vents in your HVAC system. 

These spores are found everywhere, but they don’t grow everywhere. Mold needs to have a dark and damp environment to spread effectively, which means places like your attic, basement and crawl space are the most vulnerable. 

Mold can be many different colors, ranging from black to bright green or even red. It can also have many different textures like slimy or chalky. However it looks and feels, it will probably have that familiar earthy or musty smell. 

If your nose catches a whiff of this smell, it’s time to do some investigating. A single water leak or lingering moisture in your home is all it takes for mold to grow into a full colony just out of sight.

How to Reduce the Risk of Mold Infesting Your Home  

Mold needs moisture, so the key to controlling potential mold infestations is to keep your home dry and to address leaks or moisture issues quickly. Keep your fans circulating and open windows in high-humidity areas like your bathrooms and kitchens from time to time. 

Keeping your humidity levels on your thermostat between 30 and 50% is usually a good benchmark to keep moisture levels in check. 

Addressing water issues quickly is another way to control your risk of a mold infestation. While a slow drip from a pipe or a leaky dishwasher may not seem like much, that’s all mold needs if the water gets under your floorboards or behind your walls. Stopping the flow of water and investigating mold growth can help you tackle these issues quickly. 

Our Mold Remediation Process

If you do come upon a mold infestation somewhere in your home, leave it and call us right away. Some types of mold can be dangerous or even hazardous to breathe in, so let us handle it instead. 

We will identify the type of mold and then contain the area so it can’t spread while we work. We will filter the air to remove the airborne spores while we work on cleaning and sanitizing the affected space.

If the mold has been growing for a while, a stubborn earthy odor may be left behind, so we will deploy our deodorizers to help remove the smell for good. We can also address any repairs if the mold degraded beams or ruined your walls. We will work hard to make sure your mold infestation becomes a distant memory!

Mold infestations should always be cleaned up by SERVPRO of West Hamilton/Oxford. Contact us right away. 

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