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How Our Crew Handles A Mold Infestation In Your El Centro Home

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

When facing mold problems in Brawley, Calexico and Imperial areas, call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City to help pick the best response.

Various Approaches To Deal With Mold Damage In El Centro

Mold damages materials in different ways when it infests property. The growth process releases chemical compounds such as MVOCs, Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds, which lead to the musty smell present in a moldy environment. Hyphae penetrate deep into affected materials leading to the breakdown of the structural integrity, similar to rotting. Mold colonies also leave patches on surfaces destroying most types of finishes in affected areas. It is vital to take measures to restore any damage present in your El Centro home.

Restoration of mold damage in El Centro can take time and effort. Some of the methods used in the remediation process can also create additional damages, so it is crucial to choose a remediation process carefully. For light infestations, our SERVPRO technicians use light removal methods such as HEPA vacuuming and damp wiping to remove settled spores and other light mold debris. These methods are effective and do not cause secondary damage to the affected material.

Mold debris can spread easily especially if people move a lot between the affected areas and other parts of the home. Air movements especially if drying the excess moisture in the affected area can lead to the spread of mold debris. To avoid such problems, our SERVPRO technicians establish containment in the affected areas. We do this by installing plastic sheets, which create a physical barrier. We also use negative air machines or establish 'clean rooms' to act as a buffer between the affected region and the rest of the house thus preventing the spread of debris.

Many times when mold affects porous materials, it grows deep into the material making it hard for most cleaning methods to work. The most efficient way to deal with such cases is to remove the porous material. Our SERVPRO technicians tear down drywall, ceiling, insulation, carpets, and other porous materials heavily infested by mold. For lighter infestations, we can use specialized techniques such as dry ice blasting or soda blasting instead of abrasive methods that damage the underlying material.

When facing mold problems in Brawley, Calexico and Imperial areas, call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City to help pick the best response. You can reach us at (760) 337-5858 any time.

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