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Questions You Might Have About Black Mold Damage in Edgewood

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Handling black mold requires a unique set of certifications SERVPRO holds. Call on us if you discover black mold in your home.

SERVPRO Remediates Mold Damage Leaving Your Home Safe

One of the most infamous and troublesome types of mold damage in Edgewood is black mold, a colloquial term for several species of aggressive fungi that can cause more problems than other, similar varieties of mold. Black mold infestations grow and function much like ordinary colonies, but can have different and more severe consequences, including an increased risk of health effects for the home's residents. Handling these species requires a unique set of certifications carried by few companies aside from SERVPRO to adequately cover the specific safety and treatment considerations involved in a professional cleanup.

How Concerned Should I Be?

Horror stories of black mold damage in communities like Edgewood abound online, but the reality is a bit more nuanced. While black mold can cause health effects in many people, the severity of these complications can depend on exposure time, the extent of growth, and the specific variety that is growing in your home. We recommend you call us as soon as you find signs of damage so that we can send an inspector over within a matter of hours to evaluate the situation and provide more detailed safety recommendations for your household.

What Other Consequences Could Come?

In addition to heightened health risks, black mold can cause many of the same damages to your home that other fungi can. Without professional remediation, the problem can start to eat away at your home and cause lasting visual and structural damage to the building. Additional safety precautions and sterilization measures may also lengthen the time we take to solve the problem, potentially increasing costs incurred during the restoration process.

How Can SERVPRO Solve the Problem?

We handle black mold much in the same way as other fungal damage, conducting simultaneous efforts to quarantine, neutralize, and clean up after multiple patches of growth at once. Throughout the work, our technicians have access to heavy-duty environmental protection gear to prepare them for even the most extreme risks. Without this equipment, it may be very unsafe to continue living and working in the area until the remediation project reaches completion. We take extra care to sanitize the area when black mold is involved to make sure that no safety risks remain after we leave.

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights has the training and equipment necessary to handle even the most extensive and dangerous mold damage situations in local homes. Call us at (407) 985-3200 to find out how we can help.

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