ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning
Serving the greater Houston area since 1992
Mold damage often occurs because of water or moisture problems. Damp, moist areas are frequently popular places for mold growth. Here at ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning, Houston, TX we understand the severity of mold growth and the need for it to be removed quickly. Because mold can cause serious health problems, cleaning and disinfecting mold is vitally important.
Here at ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning, Houston, our employees are state licensed mold remediation contractors and state registered mold workers on all mold remediation projects to ensure that our customers are properly treated.
Our first choice with mold, however, is to prevent it from occurring by using state of the art drying techniques and IICRC Certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians.
Our expert mold remediation services include:
- Full inspection and moisture assessment
- Removal of moldy materials and contents
- Air quality control and cleaning
- Sanitization and anti-microbial application
- Temporary storage and inventory for damaged contents
Mold and mildew is a very hazardous problem to have in any commercial or residential property. If you experience a mold problem call us, ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning, Houston at (281) 668-5912.
Answers to Your Top Mold Questions
Q: How can I tell if I have mold?
A: If you see mold growth or water stains, a mold test can help identify related microbial activity. You can also look for areas where water leakage has occurred, such as roofs, pipes, ceilings or walls. Musty smells may also indicate the presence of mold.
Q: When does mold need to be handled by a professional remediation company?
A: Most experts recommend a professional remediation company when elevated mold levels are detected. Remediation professionals are specially trained to isolate and treat mold-affected areas to avoid contaminating adjacent spaces.
Q: What can I do to prevent the growth of mold in my home?
A: The most effective ways to keep mold in check include keeping the humidity level of your home at 40-60 percent, using an air conditioner and/or dehumidifier during humid months and in damp spaces like basements, and always utilizing exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens, along with dryer vents outside your home. Lastly, if there are leaks in your roof, walls or plumbing, it is important to repair them as soon as possible.
Mold is a problem homeowners think about but hope to never experience. It is a fungus that can grow almost anywhere, indoors or outdoors. The approximately 100,000 species of mold that exist all share the same basic characteristics: the need for oxygen, moisture and nutrients to grow. Indoor wood, wallboard, wallpaper, upholstery and dust can be excellent nutrient sources.
Although mold can grow almost anywhere, it grows best in damp, warm conditions. Molds spread and reproduce by making spores, which are small and lightweight. They are able to travel through air, can resist dry, adverse environmental conditions and are capable of surviving a long time.
People are exposed to mold through skin contact, inhalation or ingestion, which may cause mild to severe allergic reactions, depending on a person’s sensitivity. Living under conditions where high mold levels are present can be dangerous. Not only can mold cause adverse health effects, but left unattended, it will continuously grow and can damage and destroy whatever material it comes into contact with.
Mold can start to grow in as little as 48 hours, so it’s important to act fast after water damage to help prevent mold from growing and spreading. If you experience a mold problem call us, ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning, Houston at (281) 668-5912.