Mold is one of the most dangerous substances you can find in your home or building. It can cause serious structural damage to the affected materials if it is allowed to thrive and spread, and exposure to mold has been known to cause a variety of health issues. Mold is most likely to occur in areas that can provide it with a moisture source such as kitchens, bathrooms, attics, basements, crawlspaces, and areas affected by water damage. Mold growth can also occur in hidden areas and cause serious damage before it is discovered.
At ServiceMaster of Bux-Mont, we provide complete mold remediation services to locate and remove mold growth from your home or commercial building in Perkasie, PA. Our technicians are ESA certified and have the proper equipment to stop the spread of the mold and remove it from your property. No matter the extent of your mold problem, you can expect your property to be mold-free with improved indoor air quality after our remediation services.
Problems Caused by Mold
Mold spores are already present in the indoor air and when they find the right conditions that include a food source and source of moisture, they will form mold colonies. Because mold needs moisture, it is likely to form within 48 hours of water damage or in areas that are consistently moist like kitchens and bathrooms.
Mold growth generally takes hold on organic surfaces like wood and drywall because these surfaces contain cellulose which is its main food source. The affected materials may become discolored and weakened as the mold continues to eat at the surface. Extensive mold growth can cause dangerous structural damage.
The health issues that mold presents should also be alarming in the case of mold growth. Those who are exposed to mold are likely to experience allergic reactions such as headaches, cold-like symptoms, itchy eyes and throat, trouble breathing, and coughing. More severe issues like asthma and respiratory infections may affect those exposed to mold long term.
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The best defense against mold is prevention. The most effective way to prevent mold is to keep your home dry and well-ventilated and address excess moisture and water damage right away. Cleaning up clean water within 24 hours will greatly reduce the risk of mold growth on your property. The risk of mold growth will increase if affected furnishings and building materials are wet for longer than 24 hours. Make sure you immediately address all instances of water damage and regularly check areas like the kitchen, bathroom, attic, and basement that are vulnerable to mold.
Once mold has appeared on your property, it may be best to have our professionals remove it. Trying to remove mold yourself without the proper equipment or cleaning products can make the mold problem worse and put your health at risk. When mold is disturbed, it releases its spores which can spread the growth to new areas.
Our professionals at ServiceMaster of Bux-Mont are highly trained and equipped to handle the removal of toxic mold from your property. We do not sub-contract this service. Our technicians will start by evaluating the extent of the mold growth and isolating the affected areas to prevent its spread. Once we have uncovered all mold growth, we will proceed with the following steps:
- We will find and repair the source of the excess moisture to prevent further mold growth.
- We will treat mold affected surfaces two feet beyond the visible mold.
- We use EPA approved cleaning products to clean and sanitize the affected surfaces and objects.
- We will bring in a third party to test your property and ensure that it is safe again.
If there is a mold issue in your home or building in Perkasie, PA, you need to get in touch with our mold removal experts at ServiceMaster of Bux-Mont right away. Our ESA certified and trained technicians will find and remove all mold growth while returning your property to a clean and safe condition. Give us a call at (267) 291-0808 for professional mold remediation.