Cleaning Mold Damage And Restoring Concord Homes
Cleaning Mold Damage And Restoring Homes
Compared to fire or water damage, mold in Concord homes is not something residents give much thought to usually. Depending on the level of growth, that can be a costly mistake which can run into thousands of dollars in clean-up and restoration costs.
Most Concord residents smell mold damage long before they see it. Unfortunately, they try to cover it up with sprays to mask the musty odor and use bleach to try and kill it once they do find traces. It takes much more than a Lilac spray and a bottle of bleach actually to fix the problems, however. SERVPRO restoration teams train extensively to remove mold and maintain a large inventory of equipment and anti-fungal agents to stop active mold growths and reduce the recurrence of new mold colonies forming in each home.
Our first task is to find how far the mold extends and how to stop it. Even with modern technology, our best tools for finding mold are our eyes and nose. Finding the strongest odor usually takes only a few minutes and then a visual inspection gives us the information we need to stop further growth.
In most cases, this means finding the source of water that allowed the mold to expand and grow in the first place. Our technicians can repair minor problems such as a loose pipe connection and then quickly dry up leaks, puddles, and other forms of standing water.
If nearby property such a wood framing and other building materials became soaked, SERVPRO specialist could quickly dry that as well. We maintain a series of dehumidifiers that draw moisture directly from nearby material and even the surrounding air. Depending on the overall humidity level, each of these devices can remove over 20 gallons of water every 24 hours.
Bleach is an effective sterilant, but it is not always the best agent to remove mold. For organic materials like cotton, leather, and wool, a fungistat slows the rate of growth to almost zero and does not stain or otherwise damage the items. Sporicides are very effective to control mold spores, especially in areas like attics, crawlspace, and behind walls.
The goal at SERVPRO of Concord is to restore your home form current damage and hopefully protect it from the mold in the future. If you detect that telltale musty odor or see mold along a bathroom ceiling, call us today at (603) 225-2825 to schedule a visit.
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