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Mold Damage can harm your home

3/23/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Spores

Who would you call if you found Mold? 

Some things about mold many people do not realize is that the spores, from which all molds come, are present everywhere, inside and outside. They are microscopic and have the ability to float on the air stream from place to place. Mold damage in Jacksonville can come from any location. This material is usually in your heating, and air conditioning ducts and they love moisture.

Mold can enter your home in larger than normal levels through many occurrences. One of these is a flood or a water leak. The spores can come in through an open window.

Mold spores and the growth it facilitates gets into and onto anything. Most simple cleaning and disinfection processes, undertaken throughout the week usually keep most of this at bay. However, when you have some damage occur to your home, it tips that level up above average ones, and a mold remediation company must be called in to handle the extra damage caused by this living organism. 

Mold spores need a couple of things to grow and thrive. One of these is fuel, and that is an organic material, such as wood, drywall, and fabric. The next thing it needs is warmth. It also needs moisture, provided by the water that is often the reason for looking for this dangerous substance in your home.


When you call SERVPRO, a mold remediation company, we come and begin the process of removing all of this organism, wherever they happen to be. We get air movers in to evacuate the bad air, filled with those mold spores. SERVPRO have the specialized equipment to detect even the smallest amount of moisture, even behind walls in which molds love to live.

Removing drywall to get at this growth is part of the job, and each section of cleanup is isolated from all other areas with barriers, such as plastic sheeting, to keep the contaminated air from moving to other regions. Getting it cleaned up is one thing. Not allowing it to contaminate others is also part of what some homeowners, and many cleaning companies, do not understand needs to happen in a balanced cleaning project such as this.

Powerful green technology disinfectants are used, after the organisms are physically removed to kill any residue. Any building materials that must be removed to get to these growths are also replaced by our professional mold removal technicians with new material that is not contaminated. Special formulations are also applied that help prevents re-infestation.

After locating and removing all molds present, detailed top to bottom cleaning is started. This process brings the cleanliness of the house up to your standards and provides sanitary surfaces, free of molds, germs, bacteria and other allergens.

If you have reason to expect mold is in your home, based on an earthy, musty smell from any spaces, call SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230 to get action quick before any real damage is done.

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