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Help! There"s Mold in my House

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Help! There's Mold in My Home

Help! There's Mold in My Home

Someone living in Garland, Texas may find it quite difficult to avoid mold or mildew because the weather in the area is so unpredictable.  There is no way for the family to anticipate when a fungus or other microbial growth will form in the home, and they need remediation services as soon as possible.  This article explains how someone may have a mold cleanup crew come to their home at any time, and they may address problems in their Garland, Texas home.

#1: How Does It Grow?

Mildew, fungus and microbial growths will build in the home because of the weather and factors inside the house.  Standing water is very good at creating a new growth, and the growth will continue to build until it has taken over the house.  The water must be cleaned up, and the homeowner must ensure they have the state environmental hygienist tell them what the status of their house is.  

#2: How Does Remediation Work?

The mold cleanup service moves quickly once the company starts, and they will work on multiple parts of the house until they know it has been cleaned properly. Containment areas will be set up with negative air scrubbers to filter the air through a 3 stage HEPA filtration system.   The process will clean every piece of affected material with a two-step antimicrobial cleaning product.  

#3: How Does The Environmental Hygienist Respond To Emergencies?

There are quite a few emergencies that may occur when a growth is found in the home that may seem menacing.  The mold will grow until it has been remedied, and it may be toxic to the family.  The hygienist will use specialty hazmat suits to check the house, and they will take samples of the inside organic growth and send it to a lab to know the type of mold is present. They will write up a protocol for the Remediation Contractor to follow.  The emergency care may be done right away, and the crew will move much faster than normal to ensure the client is given the best care possible.

#4: How Long Do Standard Services Last?

Standard services from SERVPRO of South Garland could be several days to remediate a large amount of mold.  Once all is clean, the company will call on the state inspector to perform a clearance test. Once clearance is granted a clearance certificate will be issued and the homeowners will be informed and given the certificate for their records.

#5: The Company Offers Fair Prices

Anyone who does work on the home must do so at a fair price, and they will find it quite simple to offer an estimate that shows how much it will cost to do everything that must be done. The work that is done on the home must be managed in a way that is easy for the homeowner to understand, and they must feel as though they have been given a way to ensure their safety in the future.  Check with your insurance company about mold coverage with your homeowner’s policy, some companies do not offer mold coverage, if not it will be self pay.

#6: Tips for the Future

There are many small things the homeowner may do when they are trying to keep their home clean. The house will be much cleaner when the homeowners know how to check for mold, and they may take steps to help the house stay dry. They may wish to install a dehumidifier that will help suck moisture out of the house, and they will find it simple to close in the house to keep more moisture out.

 Moisture that sits in the house or seeps in will cause many problems for the family, and the family will find it difficult to clean the growths alone.  Everyone who sees something untoward in their house must have it removed before it becomes a much larger problem.  One thing to remember, when you have a flooding situation from washing machine to hot water heater, water must be dealt with quickly or it can cause mold.  Even if you do not wee water, it can run under walls, and then be wicked up into the drywall.  This is when a mitigation company like SERVPRO of South Garland can help; we use moisture meters and other equipment to tell us where the moisture is hiding.

The house is quite difficult to keep clean when it has not been visited by a professional who works in mitigation. They will bring all the equipment that is needed to clean everything, and they will show their customers a number of ways that they may care for their home. The house will remain clean and dry because of work that was done by the mitigation company, and they will come out to the house with a fair pricing plan for each customer. Everyone who has been hit by this problem will smell it in the air, and they need to know that they have chosen wisely once the crew arrives. Visit https://www.SERVPROsouthgarland.com/  for more information on mold removal and remediation.  Or call SERVPRO of South Garland 972-278-7871

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