Mold Remediation FAQs

Mold Remediation FAQs

By Jamie Shelley
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What Are Signs of Mold damage?
Black or green specks on damp carpets, floors and walls, particularly if the floors and walls have a strong musty smell, are signs of Mold damage

What Are the Dangers of Mold?
Some mold and fungi release harmful toxic substances. This microbial growth may cause a whole host of problems such as asthma, allergies, eye discomfort, skin irritations, rashes and even respiratory distress, depending on the kind of mold and the individual person. 

How Can I Rid My Home of Mold?
A licensed, experienced mold remediation professional can help rid your home of mold. When a mold remediation specialist comes to your home, he will remediate, or clean up, the mold, ensuring all areas with mold are dry. Then, a mold assessor will test the air quality. Mold damage, companies are required to hold a mold assessment and mold remediation license; however, the assessment and remediation must be done by two separate companies. 

Can Bleach Kill Mold?
In order to completely eradicate mold, it must be killed at its roots. Bleach is counterproductive to the remediation process, particularly when applied to mold-infested porous surfaces where bleach cannot penetrate. Also water makes up a significant portion of bleach; therefore, the moisture can compound a mold growth problem. Using bleach to treat mold growth can make it harder for a mold remediation expert to figure out the extent of a home’s mold issue. 

Some mold and fungi release harmful toxic substances. This microbial growth may cause a whole host of problems such as asthma, allergies, eye discomfort, skin irritations, rashes and even respiratory distress, depending on the kind of mold and the individual person.

Some mold and fungi release harmful toxic substances. This microbial growth may cause a whole host of problems such as asthma, allergies, eye discomfort, skin irritations, rashes and even respiratory distress, depending on the kind of mold and the individual person.

If I Already Know My Home Has a Mold Problem, Do I Still Need to Test for Mold?
An airborne mold test is helpful to determine the necessary cleaning procedures for certain indoor mold growth situations. 

Why Is Professional Mold Testing Different from Do-It-Yourself Mold Testing?
Although do-it-yourself mold testing is cheaper than professional mold testing, DIY mold kits do not produce accurate data; these kits usually give positive results even if no mold is present. However, professional mold testing accurately assesses airborne mold spores. 

How Did Mold Get Into My Home?
Mold spores typically come into a building via the air. However, mold can also come indoors through animals, objects and people. 

Does Mold Growth Occur in HVAC Ductwork?
Mold growth can happen within HVAC ductwork when water seeps through a roof or wall. Growth can also occur due to dirt and dust buildup, excessive humidity, lack of air conditioning maintenance and plumbing problems. A Mold damage expert utilizes effective methods to fix the the cause behind the mold growth and rid the ductwork of mold. 

What Causes Mold to Spread?
When microscopic mold spores travel through air currents, mold spreads. Therefore, it is imperative to block off areas with mold growth in order to spot any further mold spore contamination. 

Where Is Mold Usually Found in the Home?
Damp crawl spaces, flooded areas, HVAC systems, leaky roofs and steamy bathrooms are all mold growth hot spots. A licensed mold restoration expert can help eradicate your home’s mold problem.

About author

Jamie Shelly

Managing Partner at SERVPRO of South Nashville, Madison/Goodlettsville, Wilson County, and Sumner County Introduction Managing Partner Servpro of Sumner County May 2002 – Present (12 years 6 months) SERVPRO of Sumner County was my third location opening in 2010. SERVPRO of Sumner County is a full service restoration company offering complete fire and water damage cleaning and restoration services including:

 RESTORATION: 

* Fire Damage Remediation - Smoke, & Soot 
* Water Removal & Dehumidification 
* Mold Mitigation & Remediation 
* Catastrophic Storm Response 
* Move Outs & Contents Restoration 
* Electronic Equipment 
* Contents Claim Inventory Service 

 CLEANING: 

* Air Ducts & HVAC 
* Biohazard, Crime Scene, & Vandalism 
* Carpet & Upholstery 
* Drapes & Blinds 
* Ceilings & Walls 
* Artwork & Books 
* Deodorization 

Additionally, SERVPRO of Sumner County is a licensed General Contractor in the State of Tennessee.
 http://www.servprosouthnashville.com/

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