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Mold Remediation for an Oak Park Property

12/17/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Removal is Best Left to the Professionals from SERVPRO

Oak Park Mold Remediation Services by SERVPRO

Mold remediation in Oak Park was not on your to-do list. It is disconcerting to discover that fungi have begun thriving on your residential property. However, gathering information and advice regarding mold and how to remove it from your home or home office can help you limit stress and financial burden. SERVPRO submits the following information concerning mold along with a suggestion to allow professionals to clean up and remediate mold issues.

Mold Quick Fact. Molds are fungi that have their place in a natural setting. However, they can often begin to propagate in a residential setting if the conditions are right. Typically, mold starts growing in a home due to high moisture and relative humidity--RH. Mold spores, widespread in almost every home, begin to colonize into mold patches when sufficient moisture combines with a food source. Some common areas of water damage include damp basements, roof leakages, poor ventilation, leaking pipes, damp carpets, and flooding.

Mold DIY Mold Remediation. Often, individuals who experience mold growth on their personal property seek to remove it on their own. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states you may find yourself capable of completing the mold remediation process if the area impacted by the fungus is no more than 10 square feet, roughly 3 feet by 3 feet and a hard surface. If porous material like drywall, ceiling tiles, or carpeting displays molds growth, consider calling in a mold remediation company like SERVPRO. The infested materials may require discarding professionally to prevent cross-contamination and spreading. Although completing a mold remediation DIY project is not prudent, there are certain things you can and should do once you realize that mold is thriving on your property. Turn your HVAC system off. This step is critical because the mold and mold spores may be present in the ductwork or air handler filters. However, the source of the water or excessive moisture must be found and repaired.

Despite the fact that the EPA has established guidelines for DIY mold removal, it's important to know that mold removal requires special safety clothing and gear. Equipment, cleaning and disinfecting products, and most importantly, training and expertise are additionally needed.  By utilizing a special machine, SERVPRO establishes negative air pressure in a room to prevent spores from circulating to uninfested rooms during the mold remediation process in your Oak Park home.

What You Can Do. Let SERVPRO Complete The Oak Park Mold Remediation Process For You. While the idea of a mold infestation may seem intimidating because of potential health risks, or simply overwhelming, you don't have to confront the problem. Instead, call the trusted professionals of SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified professionals possess advanced knowledge in mold remediation, and at the completion of the service will inspect to assure that the mold and spores have been reduced to safe levels. Like it never even happened.

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

SERVPRO of Agoura/Calabasas/Hidden Hills specializes in water damage restoration and mold damage remediation, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property. We are proud to serve Oak Park and the  communities of Calabasas and Hidden Hills. Call us 24/7 for help. (818) 991-6292

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