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How to Identify Mold Damage in Worcester Homes and Businesses

10/27/2016 (Permalink)

Don't Let Mold Take Over Your Property

Where there is moisture, there is the potential for mold. So, if you live in an area that is very rainy or prone to storms, you may know neighbors who have tackled it, or you may have experienced mold damage yourself. At SERVPRO, we are committed to helping homes and businesses in the Worcester area fight the effects of mold and prevent its spread.

There are a number of different ways to identify mold damage in Worcester properties. If extensive enough, it becomes easy to see with the naked eye and it is very obvious that a real problem is developing. Odor is another important indicator; properties containing mold often start to smell musty and dank. If you have had any recent issues with water damage, it is a good idea to inspect your property for signs of mold.

This quick fire guide to the most effective responses will help you take the right steps if you have identified mold in your home or business.

What Is Mold?

Mold is a form of microscopic fungi that thrives in moist, humid environments. So, if your home is both damp and warm, spores are likely to spread quickly. As mold does not need much to grow, it can infect walls, ceilings, floors, and all kinds of organic matter. It spreads by sending spores out on air currents or slight movements within the atmosphere. This means that sealing up affected areas is often the only way to prevent it from happening.

Why Is Mold So Harmful?

While the precise impact of mold on the human body is still hotly debated, we do know that it is not good to breathe in the spores. If you have mold in your property, SERVPRO strongly recommends that you call our team and get repairs started right away. There’s also a serious risk to the materials inside the house or business itself. As mold eats away at the organic matter, leaving it to spread can result in the destruction of possessions and furnishings.

How Is Mold Eliminated?

It must be understood that mold remediation cannot be carried out alone. To do so is to put your health at risk and it would likely be ineffective anyway. Special cleaning products (biocides, detergents, etc.) are needed, and industrial air movers and HEPA filters must be used to completely dry affected areas and repair underlying damp problems. Therefore, you need the help of a professional mold damage remediation team.

Where Can I Find Mold Damage Experts?

SERVPRO of South Worcester is a locally based mold damage repair and removal company. This means that we are in your area. We can respond to calls quickly, so if your situation feels like an emergency, we will treat it as one. Our experts understand that mold problems can be scary and they will talk you through the whole remediation process. Call us 24/7 at (508) 757-7885.

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