Remediating Mold Damage in Carolina Beach
SERVPRO Technicians Use the Most Current Effective Methods to Remediate a Mold Infestation in Your Home
As a coastal town, Carolina Beach is a beautiful place for residents and tourists. Unfortunately, its location also puts it a risk for extreme weather and the problems that often come with it. The excessive water and high humidity from area storms also increase the likelihood of mold infestations.
Remediating mold damage in Carolina Beach homes requires a mix of cleaning and removal methods. SERVPRO restoration teams train to put a home back together, no matter if there is damage in the attic, walls, or anywhere else in a residence.
Mold spores can grow in most environments. All they need is a temperature between 68 and 86 degrees, a food source, and just a small amount of water. Since this is the comfort range for most people and mold can feed on nearly every type of building material, our technicians concentrate on reducing the available sources of water and moisture to stop mold growth.
A SERVPRO inspector begins with a visual check and an air moisture meter to quickly find the source. Usually, team members can eliminate it in just a day or two, repair minor damage from a storm or plumbing issue, and move on to cleaning and removal.
Mold naturally seeks out a darker, damp area like an attic or behind walls, since that environment provides more moisture. That preference also makes it more difficult for technicians to clean the area. To ensure destroying as many spores as possible, they use several methods: Vacuuming, spraying anti-fungal cleaning agents, and soda blasting.
If the mold is dry and powdery, team members use vacuums with HEPA filters to remove it. These filters can trap mold concentrations smaller than the unassisted eye can see. If the mold is slightly damp or sticky, our teams spray anti-fungal agents over every surface and then allow the chemical to dry. Technicians then scrape surfaces clean of the now dead spores and vacuum up the results.
Soda blasting is a fairly new method, but very effective. Technicians use a device similar to a sandblaster, except it streams sodium bicarbonate across affected surfaces. This method removes even heavy mold from roof support structures and then our restoration crew vacuums up the mold-contaminated soda.
Removing mold and remediating the effects is not a quick process; it takes a trained restoration company to accomplish it correctly. The role of SERVPRO of New Hanover is to return your home to its clean, pre-mold condition. If you see mold, or merely suspect a problem, call us today at (910) 762-8180. We are here to help.
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