Mold Damage In Your Property
Having mold spores in a home is a common situation. Every home has them to some degree, and no amount of cleaning removes them all. It is when spores become active that they begin to grow and cause damage to homes and personal property. Growth happens when spores find themselves in the right mixture of temperature, moisture, and source of food.
When the growth goes on long enough in a Farmington home, then the threat of mold damage begins. SERVPRO knows that a fast response by a professional service can mean the difference between restoring a home with its property and having to deal with the expense of replacing items. We have developed four procedures that cover every action needed to return your home and assets to a safe state for you and your family.
First, we contain the infestation. We want to prevent mold from spreading to unaffected areas of the home. That means sealing off the heating and air vents to stop mold from getting into the ducts. In case we do find mold in the ducts, this stops one way of it traveling to other rooms. Technicians then seal off the affected rooms using plastic sheeting across doors and windows.
Second, we remove the mold. It may require us to remove property from the affected rooms, but our priority is to clean and remove mold from structural surfaces and personal property at the site whenever possible. Technicians use vacuums to trap all loose spores from surfaces and then use a combination of dry and wet sponges and cloths to remove surface mold.
For building material with heavy growth, we remove and dispose of it according to Minnesota State regulations. For personal property that requires stronger cleaning methods, we remove it to our local facility where we can safely clean and eliminate the mold from items such as sofas, curtains, and even clothing.
Our third procedure is to clean out the settled spores. Previous actions disturb and release mold spores into the air. After allowing enough time for them to settle on the newly clean surfaces, technicians wipe down any loose spores using dry cloths and sponges. They repeat this task as often as necessary.
The last procedure to dry the materials, property, and air in the affected rooms. We do this by setting up dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the air and air movers to force warm, dry air across surfaces which needed wet cleaning. By drawing down the moisture levels, we remove one of the factors required for mold to grow again after we finish the task.
Removing mold from your home and restoring it to a clean condition means hiring an expert. SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville has over twenty years of experience in helping our neighbors put their homes back together so they can continue with a normal life. If you need our help, call today at (952) 846-4400.