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Our Professionals Will Help You Decide What Needs To Be Disposed Of After Mold Damage In Jacksonville

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can cause permanent damage to items in your home our team will restore what they can and help you sort out the rest.

Some Household Items become Unusable when Mold Damage Strikes a Jacksonville Home

While SERVPRO professionals save Dallas residents from thousands of dollars in losses through their mitigation efforts, some belongings just cannot survive the ordeal. We promise we do our best with each item, although certain ones require automatic disposal after certain disasters. 

When your home in Jacksonville becomes host to mold damage, some items cannot survive such a microbial invasion. For these items, you must purchase replacements. One of the more expensive items includes mattresses. We can often mitigate damage from microbes on box springs, although this might require removal of the sheet underneath. Mattresses, however, contain too many fibrous materials to allow us to keep costs low enough to warrant cleaning such items. Also, there is little way of knowing for certain that we have removed all microbes. Hence, industry standards recommend the disposal of these items. 

Other furnishings include some upholstered furniture. While the non-textile parts can become adequately microbe-free, foam cushions can harbor spores and cause subsequent problems. A similar situation occurs with carpets and pads. We can launder smaller area rugs, but carpeting, like padding, contains too many pores and openings where microbes, spores, and other microscopically sized unwanted substances can remain, even after the most exhaustive efforts. 

We remove these materials and place them as losses on our inventory sheets. We provide our customers with copies of each sheet to help you with making a claim to your insurance adjuster. Other items that mold and mildew damages can leave them unusable merely because of the staining left behind. Removing the stains on some of your belongings can make them worthless. Wooden instruments are one example. While they may sound like they should after only surface cleaning, the stains make them ugly and embarrassing. For unique items like this, we work with you closely to make sure you are satisfied with our efforts and understand the limitations and possible outcomes of each method we can employ in remediating mold damage

SERVPRO of Arlington wants to help residents in Glynlea, Regency, and St Nicholas with practical measures to combat mold damage wherever it occurs. Your belongings and household furnishings are just as important as your home's structure. Call us at (904) 721-2230 for answers to your questions and to start the process of protecting your home. 

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