How to Speak to Remediation Specialists about the Mold Damage in Your Anoka Home
Information and Inspection for Professional Mold Remediation
Mold damage is a complex development, with some possible outcomes and consequences. It presents big challenges for repair and remediation specialists, who have to balance the concerns of homeowners with realistic and practical responses.
For instance, in cases of severe mold damage in Anoka homes, it may be necessary to dispose of possessions, furniture, and even some structural materials. This can be a stressful thing to do, but the ability to salvage items depends entirely on the severity of the mold. To uncover the depth of the problem, a protocol is in place. The SERVPRO team will ask you some important questions and conduct a thorough on-site inspection.
Keep reading to find out what to expect, what you should know about the mold remediation process, and what you’ll need to discuss with the team.
Why Do You Suspect There is Mold in Your Home?
This is an important question because there’s no way to know for sure if there is an extensive mold problem until the house has been inspected. So, the technicians will want to know what is making you suspect mold. Is there a musty smell in certain rooms? Are there visible patches of mold growing on walls?
Have You Had Any Recent Problems with Moisture?
Mold spores flourish in warm, wet environments, which is why they are such a problem after flooding. A pipe could burst behind a wall and cause the structural materials to become damp and vulnerable. You may have a moisture problem on an external wall, which causes the inside of the house to feel humid and clammy.
Does the Property Have a History of Mold?
Unfortunately, mold can be very difficult to treat. It can be neutralized, and usually exterminated, with the use of dehumidifiers, air movers, and air scrubbers, but all dormant mold spores cannot be removed from a structure. This means that, unless the source of the moisture is eliminated, the mold will return. If your property is experiencing recurring mold problems, it is likely because the source has not been discovered, fixed, and properly dried.
Can the Affected Are Be Sealed and Contained?
In many cases, it is easier to prevent mold spores from spreading if a containment area is set up. This can be temporarily disruptive, especially if the affected space is in a kitchen or bathroom. However, it is the best way to stop the problem from appearing anywhere else in the house. The SERVPRO technicians may ask you about alternative arrangements; for instance, if you’d rather stay elsewhere until the remediation, and if needed, restoration and repairs are completed.
At SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County, we understand that mold damage can be stressful. This is why we work closely with homeowners to create the most effective and efficient plans for mold remediation. Call us 24/7 at (763) 712-9712.