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Three Basic Principles of Mold Remediation in Roxbury Homes

5/18/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Follows Best Practices for Mold Cleanup in Roxbury

Mold is a common danger of water damage. It can ruin the structure and contents of your home. If you suspect mold growth in your Roxbury homes, the best thing to do is contact a mold remediation company to fix the issue.

The key to dealing with microbial growth is correcting the moisture issue. Therefore mold remediation in Roxbury homes should begin with stopping the source of moisture that primarily contributed to the increase. If your home continues to have moisture issues, even the best mold cleanup efforts cannot keep mold from returning. As mold spores absorb moisture, they swell and grow by sending out networks of structures called hyphae. SERVPRO crews understand how mold proliferates and affects different materials. Therefore, we deploy appropriate measures to clean it and prevent further growth.

Some key steps to mold remediation  

  • Clean and dry moldy materials
  • Discard moldy items that cannot be cleaned
  • Dry non-moldy items within 48 hours

Managing Mold Growth 

Our crews help remove the excess mold contamination when mold grows beyond normal levels. We might have to remove some of the materials damaged by the mold. Before we do so, we isolate the area by building airtight containments, which help prevent cross-contamination. We then perform controlled demolition procedures such as cutting away drywall panels and stripping off the insulation from spaces. We also remove all other porous moldy materials since they cannot be restored.

Cleaning moldy residues is also essential to clear the masses of colonies and other soils. We use different approaches for effective cleaning. For example, a HEPA vacuum helps capture dry moldy debris and spores, while damp-wiping removes embedded soils from surfaces. Our crews use antimicrobial detergents when wiping surfaces.

Useful chemical agents

  • Phenolics
  • Botanicals
  • Quaternary compounds

SERVPRO of Jamaica Plain / Roxbury crews are trained to handle mold remediation effectively. Call us at (617) 466-6909. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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