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Can a Home Have Different Types of Mold?

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

wallpaper being peeled back to reveal mold growth Often mold growth is hidden. Inspect your home often for signs of colonies and call SERVPRO for complete remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Use Professional Testing to Determine the Kind of Mold Affecting your Spokane Home 

When you bring in SERVPRO to handle the mold remediation in your home, the techs inspect the house and identify mold. Once that is established, the techs use the services of an environmental hygienist. This type of professional takes samples and creates a report identifying the mold type or types present and the best method for mitigating the situation. The techs get approval from the carrier before beginning work to ensure all the cleanup gets performed under the scope of coverage. 

How Does the Mold Remediation Process Work?   

After the techs get the report for the kind of infestation in your Spokane home, the mold remediation can begin. The first action is verifying the perimeters affected by the mold. Then the techs contain around that area to inhibit the potential to spread spores to other areas of the home. The barrier may be the placement of plastic over doorways and vents or the establishment of negative air porting outside the home. Other actions you can expect to see are:  

  • Removal of mold-damaged building materials
  • Drying of areas with mold 
  • Abatement through the use of soda or ice blasting
  • Post-mitigation treatment with antimicrobial sealant and cleaning agents 

The professional drying equipment is crucial during mitigation for mold. SERVPRO techs utilize air movers to cause embedded moisture to rise and get captured by the dehumidifiers. Also, for areas where mold growth got under tile or affected a subfloor, drying mats can force the warm, dry air directly into the problem area. At the end of the cleanup, the techs can bring in the environmental hygienist to confirm the success of the remediation in the home.  

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane at (509) 474-9144 is available 24 hours a day seven days per week and has the experience and training to handle any size mold damage in your home. 

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