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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Chestnut Hill Home During Mold Damage Remediation

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Finding mold, whether in your basement, attic or bathroom can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation options.

Team SERVPRO Follows Proven Steps When Dealing With a Mold Infestation in Your Home

Mold damage usually results when your property has wetness as a result of roof or plumbing leaks, flooding, damp crawl space or basement and high humidity which may come from dryer vents or steam cooking. If the moisture problem remains in place for up to 48 hours, then mold develops. It means we have to start by addressing the moisture source when we are responding to such incidents in Chestnut Hill.
There are professional steps that our SERVPRO technicians follow when attending to mold damage incidents in Chestnut Hill. We can visually check whether there is mold in your structure by checking out whether the ceilings and walls are discolored. Another option is smelling the mold by sensing that foul stench. During the inspection, we also determine the extent of the damage - whether the area is above or less than 25 SQ. FT.
While at the site, our SERVPRO technicians can use a hygrometer to measure the relative humidity. If we notice the relative humidity is over 40%, then we can put in place dehumidifiers to reduce the content of moisture in the air. We perform dehumidification to reduce the chances of condensation taking place in cold areas. We then apply disinfectants on moldy spots to neutralize them and prevent the chances of future occurrence.
We remove contaminated porous items such as drywall and ceiling tiles from the structure. If we come across wet wallboard, we remove it and discard. Our team can also drill holes near the floor to drain walls. We understand there might be hidden mold in the interior of the wall, so, we use moisture sensors and meters to check whether there is some level of wetness. By using detergents that have anti-microbial properties, we wash hard surfaces and items. If necessary, we can use a stiff brush when we are washing rough areas such as concrete.
SERVPRO of Manayunk can make your house feel like home once more after experiencing storm, mold, fire, or water damage. Call us at (215) 482-0800 when you want to work with an industry leader that you can trust.

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