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Remediating Mold Damage in Dallas

5/17/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Damage on a Baseboard in a House

Mold Damage Remediation Companies Need to be Properly Certified and Capable of Dealing with Any and All Household Mold Damage

Mold is often an unseen, but potentially dangerous force acting upon a building, and if given time it may cause extensive damage to any structure. Dallas mold damage is one of the most common problems for local buildings, as anything from a heavy storm to a small water leak could cause extensive mold damage. Mold remediation - that is a job best left to professionals, as some types of mold may be hazardous to your health or require specialized remediation procedures.

Certified Technicians

If you employ a company to remediate mold growth and mold damage in Dallas, you should always make sure that they are properly certified and capable of legally operating on the home. Always ask to see certifications and, if they can not provide them, simply skip over that company.

Mold Remediation vs. Removal

If a company advertises full mold removal, they may be making a false claim. Mold can never be fully removed, as it is present in the air around you at all times, practically anywhere you go. Mold releases microscopic spores, which can go on to reproduce and form more colonies. So, while a large patch of growth can be removed from a building and the area scrubbed clean, mold can never be truly removed from a home.

Why Remove Mold?

Mold can cause some problems for homeowners. For one, most types of mold emit a strong odor when allowed to form colonies, which may be hard to live with for most people. Also, some types of mold may release toxins or trigger adverse health effects, and so must be removed immediately. Mold removal processes typically include deodorizing machinery to remove any remaining smell or gasses emitted by the mold. In addition to odor, mold may also chew through wood and fabric, ruining structural components of the home over time.

Why do Mold Colonies Grow, and How to Stop Them?

Mold will grow anywhere there is an organic substance to feed on (such as wood or fabric in your home) and a significant quantity of moisture. Some types of mold will also grow faster in dark places. When you have a leak or source of water damage in your home, this may create perfect conditions for mold growth.

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is committed to serving the Dallas area with high-quality, expert care and years of experience. With advanced tools and techniques, we have helped to handle countless mold problems and mold damage near Dallas in the past, and if you have any issues or damages associated with mold growth, please don't hesitate to call us at (972) 227-0800.

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