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Have Mold Issues caused by Storm Damage?

2/8/2022 (Permalink)

Man holding bucket near ceiling of home in Columbia SC that was negatively affected by storm related water damage Storm Damage may cause future Mold issues.

Whether you’ve suffered storm related water damage from a typical storm, flood, or hurricane - mold and mold remediation is an important topic to address. 

To understand the importance of mold remediation and why SERVPRO of Richland County is your go-to resource, it is important to understand the quick and dirty of mold.

Did you know the following mold facts?

  • Mold is ubiquitous (everywhere) both outdoors and indoors. 
  • Mold spores are microscopic (very small) and float in the air. 
  • Mold spores can enter your home through openings, HVAC units or even pets. 
  • Mold spores grow into colonies and thrive anywhere water and moisture exists. 
  • Spore colonies can cause health effects. 
  • To remediate mold, water sources must be eliminated or else mold will likely resurface. Sources of water and moisture can range from a leaking roof to something more hidden.
  • It is recommended for indoor humidity to be below 45%.
  • Mold can start growing in as little as 48 hours upon moisture exposure. 

It’s important to understand how a local mold remediation company can help you.

SERVPRO® technicians receive continual mold remediation training on the most current equipment and methods that will best do the job.

Our team responds quickly and begins the remediation process to prevent the mold from continuing to damage your property. Our focus is  to uncover the source., then isolate the affected area..

Next, your personalized action plan will likely include the following steps:

  1. Inspection and mold damage assessment
  2. Mold containment
  3. Air filtration
  4. Removal of mold and mold-infested materials
  5. Cleaning of personal belongings and other contents
  6. Restoration

Recognizing and understanding mold and how storm damage can potentially cause mold is the first step in having a healthier and safer home environment.

SERVPRO of Richland County is available 24/7 to respond to your storm disaster. We look forward to serving you.

Contact us 24/7 at (803) 419-0470. We’re here to help.

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