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How do Professionals Mitigate Mold Damage in Your Amherst Home?

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How do Professionals Mitigate Mold Damage in Your Amherst Home? SERVPRO has a four step process to properly rid your home of mold damage and help prevent future damage.

SERVPRO’s Mold Remediation Process to Rid Your Home of Mold Damage

Mold damage is one of the worst things to happen to any home. Not only can it spread quickly, but it can also cause health effects. The best chance to control mold damage is to start the mitigation process as soon as possible. Restoration experts can help you get the damage under control and prevent any further damage as well.

Professional restoration experts use a multi-step process to clean the mold damage from your Amherst property. SERVPRO experts have all the necessary equipment to get the job done safely and efficiently. Here are the steps involved in professional mold remediation that you should know.

Containment

One of the essential steps in the whole process, containment refers to physically preventing the spores of the mold from spreading to unaffected areas. Our technicians use plastic sheeting to create a physical barrier and prevent the mold from spreading to uncontaminated areas during the cleanup. We can also use a negative air pressure to avoid the airborne spores from spreading to other areas of your home. Our technicians can also seal HVAC vents and establish ‘clean rooms' during the mitigation process to prevent the spread.

Removal 

Once the damage has been contained, the next step is to remove the mold itself. The methods of removal depend on the type of the material involved. While porous material needs to be thrown out, the non-porous material can be cleaned by HEPA vacuuming and then clean with a detergent solution. The semi-porous material can be cleaned by sanding, wire brushing or damp wiping. SERVPRO professionals can use a combination of these methods depending on the nature of the surface involved in the damage.

Cleanup 

The next important step in the mold remediation process is the cleanup. The settled spores and dust can be cleaned by vacuuming the surfaces with a HEPA vacuum. The cleanup is usually done in multiple rounds as the spores in the air take time to settle down. SERVPRO technicians can allow several hours between two rounds of HEPA vacuuming to get rid of most of the settled spores.

Drying

The last and perhaps the most critical step to prevent further contamination is drying. Mold loves wet and damp spaces. Professionals can help you to remove the residual moisture and try to prevent the mold from coming back.

Call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 324-1300 today to schedule a free consultation.

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