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Oak Park Mold Remediation Myths and Solutions

3/16/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

SERVPRO Can Safely Remedy Your Oak Park Home Mold Infestation

Oak Park mold infestations can take many different scenarios for remediation. The species of mold, the surfaces of the infestation points, the extent of the mold colonizations, duration of current infestation, and more. These factors will dictate how the SERVPRO team will attack your problem.

There are many myths and misconceptions about mold (fungi) growth in a home. Is it deadly? Is Black mold that dangerous? Can my house be entirely freed from mold and mold spores?

Mold is everywhere in our environment. It is a part of nature. The microscopic spores can enter your home with your shoes, the back of your pet, or an open window allowing in air that eventually circulates throughout your HVAC system. Spores, like plant seeds, need moisture along with a food source, to grow and thrive. Fungi can adhere to most organic matter for nutrients, the cardboard on the drywall (cellulose), wood studs, laminated flooring, and even the caulking in your bathroom. The duct work is a place that captures organic matter, plus offers shelter and moisture for mold proliferation. Vacuuming, sanitizing, and deodorizing these conduits can result in a healthier and fresher home environment. If you believe your home is infested, turn off the A/C system to mitigate the circulation of mold spores.

How dangerous is Black Mold (Stachybotrys chartarum)? Like many mold species, it can produce irritants and allergens. Individual sensitivity will play a part on the level of discomfort. Most people have no reaction or adverse effects from exposure to regular household amounts of mold and spores. All mold should be treated cautiously, and SERVPRO suggests you call in professional assistance for mold remediation. Don't contact mold directly, especially without safety clothing and gear. Keep air movement to a minimum. Spraying chemicals or bleach on a large patch of mold will only compound the problem.

Remediation of a mold problem can restore your structure to a safer condition. Mold can weaken building materials like drywall, roof trusses, and ruin furniture. Total elimination --Removal--is not possible, nor is the effort practical. Our team can inspect your home using devices to locate hidden patches of mold. Specialized cleaning products, equipment, and expertise from our IICRC trained technicians can safely and efficiently remove the mold infestations from your property. Bleach is not a product of choice for combating mold growth. The government agency (EPA) is responsible for establishing guidelines for treating mold. A certified mold restoration and remediation company like SERVPRO follows these protocols.

SERVPRO has the latest and greatest equipment to fight mold infestations. Air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums capture most spores to prevent expansion. We’ll apply antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to kill mold colonies and to lessen the chance of new ones from growing. The scope of service is dependent upon the degree of severity. Our Oak Park mold remediation will restore your home to its pre-mold damaging state, "Like it never even happened."

We Use Advanced Mold Remediation Techniques and Equipment

SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills qualified Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists safely restore your home. We can help in Oak Park, Agoura, and Hidden Hills for all fire, water, and mold damage situations. (818) 991-6292

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