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How SERVPRO Remediates Mold in El Centro Homes

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

mold in the upper ceiling Even a small amount of mold signals that something is wrong and needs o be addressed. Call SERVPRO.

Various Approaches to Remediate Mold Damage in El Centro

Mold un side a structure will damage building materials in different ways.

The Microbial growth process releases chemical compounds such as MVOCs (Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds) which often produces gases that have a musty smell. When mold settles on damp structural materials it often sends out roots called Hyphae. These roots can penetrate into affected materials leading to the breakdown of the structural integrity, similar to the way that wood rots. This is how Mold forms colonies. These clusters of mold colonies often leave discolored patches on structural surfaces destroying paint finishes, wood stains, and even fabric dyes.                                           

Mold remediation is not an emergency service, it will take time and effort to solve the problem. If remediation is performed incorrectly mold spores can spread throughout the interior air and contaminate other parts of a home or structure. Our SERVPRO technicians apply the correct cleaning procedures to each circumstance. Sometimes, HEPA vacuuming and damp wiping to remove settled spores will suffice. When mold contamination is heavy, we will often erect containment chambers that use negative air machines to reduce air pressure in the working area. These methods are effective, they contain mold spores and do not cause secondary damage to the unaffected parts of the structure.

Many times when mold affects porous materials such as fabrics, sheetrock, and softwoods the most efficient remediation process is to remove the damaged porous material. In every situation, we will do only what is appropriate to remove the mold and improve the condition of your home or building.

When facing mold problems in Brawley, Calexico, and Imperial areas, call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City to assist with solving your mold problems. You can reach us at (760) 337-5858.

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