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How to Handle Mold Damage in Your North Brunswick Home

2/8/2022 (Permalink)

heavy mold growth on walls and baseboards Discovering mold in your home can be distressing. SERVPRO has the knowledge to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Can Assist you in Handling Mold Damage in Your North Brunswick Residence

High moisture content is the primary facilitator of mold infestation, and different mold species survive in temperatures varying from hot to cold. Molds pose a significant health hazard for you and your family members. You can trust SERVPRO to remediate it effectively.

Dealing with mold damage in your North Brunswick residence can take several steps. The process we follow when dealing with mold infestation depends on the infestation's severity. The process follows the following steps:

  • Identification of the moisture source
  • Containment and air filtration
  • Removal of affected materials Cleaning and dusting
  • Drying of the affected materials and structures

Identifying the Source of Moisture

SERVPRO technicians use non-penetrating moisture meters to identify the areas with moisture. We can also use borescopes to look into cavities to determine the presence of visible contamination and examine the construction method. Niches like telecommunication chases can be expensive to repair if dismantled for inspection. Borescopes help restorers to see destruction in hard-to-reach areas like HVAC ductwork, under cabinets, and stairwells without compromising the structure of a building.

Isolate and Contain the Contaminated Area

To prevent contaminating other areas with mold spores, SERVPRO technicians install plastic sheeting and seal the HVAC system to avoid contamination of the duct system. We can also use centrifugal air movers to induce negative air pressure in the contaminated area.

Remove and Dispose of the Materials Adversely Affected by the Mold

Our team can discard the porous materials with visible mold growth. For non-porous materials, we can remediate the mold by HEPA vacuuming. Our IICRC trained SERVPRO technicians can also use the dump wiping technique to remove spores that might have settled on the ground or surfaces in the affected residence.

Dry the Affected Materials to Prevent Further Growth of the Mold

We complete final drying procedures to restore a home to its former state. We dry affected areas to average moisture content to prevent mold regrowth.

SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County has dedicated and well-equipped technicians fully trained in mold remediation. Call us any time at (908) 251-9097 for help.

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