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Commonly Asked Mold Remediation Questions

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

Frequently Asked Mold Questions

1. What is Mold?

Mold is a kind of fungus that causes biodegradation of natural materials.

2. Where Does Mold Grow in a Home & Why?

Mold spores can be found naturally in the air of a home. For mold to become a problem and form large colonies, temperatures of 40F moisture, and organic matter are required. Any area of a home that has been exposed or is prone to moisture are likely to have some form of mold growth. This includes bathrooms, basements, attics, kitchens and appliance areas, like around an HVAC or boiler.

3. Can Mold Affect My Health?

Mold can spread very quickly, producing allergens, irritants, and other potential health effects if left unmitigated.

4. What is Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation?

Due to mold’s ubiquity, mold removal is not possible. Mold remediation however, can treat and mitigate damage caused by mold.

5. When Should I Test for Mold?

Visible mold growth may not require a test, as mold testing determines the air quality of your home and the presence of mold in it. If mold is not visible but suspected, especially after any water damage, testing is recommended.

6. Can I Clean Mold Myself?

Cleaning or remediating mold can be difficult without the proper equipment or training. While we encourage acting quickly upon suspicion or confirmation of mold, remaining safe is always a top priority. Mold damage requires efficient and safe solutions that only a mold remediation company in West Palm Beach can provide. Call a qualified professional before attempting to DIY.

7. How Do I Prevent Mold?

Keeping indoor humidity controlled can help prevent mold growth. Fast response to any water damage will also reduce the chance of developing a serious mold issue.

If you are seeing signs of mold in your home or business, call SERVPRO of West Palm Beach today and our trained Mold Remediation Specialists can assist you.

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