A Castle Hayne Solution For That Musty Mold Damage Odor
Mold Damage Odor
Responding to mold issues in a warm and humid area like Castle Hayne can seem like an endless proposition. One of the reasons it feels unresolvable is the smell that lingers in many cases even after the mold is abated. Find a mold remediation service that communicates clearly with you throughout the process and answers all your concerns. We believe our job is incomplete until all aspects of mold contamination are addressed.
Warm and moist air is common in Castle Hayne during the summer, perfect conditions for mold damage. Homeowners need to be vigilant about eliminating moisture, the variable that fuels mold growth. Leaks must be repaired, and spills cleaned up. Running an air conditioner can reduce humidity levels to the 30 to 50 percent range recommended to avoid microbial growth. We can work to find, contain, and remove mold growth, but if the moisture is not managed mold recurs.
After SERVPRO crews systematically walk through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol underlying IICRC certification in Applied Microbial Remediation the following has happened:
• We contained the affected area with physical barriers and equipment such as negative pressure air scrubbers.
• We scraped or wiped off mold colonies, using abrasives such as soda blasting if the infestation goes beneath the surface.
• We cleaned up debris with HEPA equipped vacuums, bagging moldy materials and disposing of them according to local codes.
• We treated the area with EPA-registered disinfectants to inhibit future mold growth.
The final concern is whether the above steps eliminates that tell-tale musty odor emitted by growing mold. If the smell perseveres, SERVPRO mold remediation teams have advanced odor elimination tools as resources. We employ thermal fogging to create tiny odor-seeking particles that bond with the odiferous debris still airborne despite the use of air scrubbing filters during the mold removal phase. Another option is hydroxyl generators that produce radicals that also connect with the smelly particulates. Both of these solutions chemically change the characteristics of the musty-smelling bits, rendering them odor neutral.
SERVPRO of New Hanover is your go-to source for mold remediation and odor elimination. Our phone line at (910) 762-8180 is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because disasters do not wait for business hours.
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