Mold growth can cause a range of problems in a home or building including property damage and adverse health effects and it requires immediate attention to prevent its spread. Water damage is typically a trigger for mold growth as it only takes a moisture source and an organic food source to grow and it will not stop spreading unless it is removed from the building. ServiceMaster by Disaster Associates, Inc. provides mold remediation services in Cambridge, MA to remove mold from homes and businesses and restore the resulting damage. We will thoroughly remove all mold growth including mold in hidden areas.
Water damage such as flooding, humidity, and plumbing leaks increase the risk for mold growth and it appears on organic surfaces such as wood and drywall that act as a food source. Mold can eventually cause irreversible damage to these organic surfaces if it is not removed quickly enough as well as greatly increase health risks associated with mold exposure such as allergies and respiratory issues. The technicians of ServiceMaster by Disaster Associates, Inc. are properly trained and equipped to remove mold growth and we will also find and repair the source of the moisture that caused the growth. With quick enough remediation services, it is possible to salvage most affected structural elements, furnishings, and personal items that have been affected.
Mold Removal Serivces in Cambridge, MA
The mold remediation services that we provide include these steps:
- Complete assessment of the extent of the mold growth and damage
- Report of the assessment to your insurance provider
- Isolation and containment of the mold growth
- Written remediation plan based on the assessment
- Implementation of the plan which includes mold removal and repair or replacement of the affected surfaces
What to Do After Discovering Mold Growth
- Contact ServiceMaster by Disaster Associates, Inc. right away to stop the mold from spreading.
- Find and repair any sources of water damage to prevent further growth.
- Open your windows and doors for fresh air.
- Protect yourself with non-porous gloves and protective eye wear.
- Reduce the humidity level with your air conditioner or dehumidifier.
- Check the ventilation of your home.
What NOT to Do After Mold Growth
- Do not attempt to kill the mold because dead spores are just as harmful.
- Do not use bleach or other chemicals to treat mold growth because this will cause it to disperse its spores.
- Do not paint or caulk over moldy surfaces.
- Do not disturb mold growth because any disturbance can cause the spores to spread.
Because mold growth is such a threat to your property and your health, it is important to begin mold remediation services once it is discovered. ServiceMaster by Disaster Associates, Inc. provides complete mold remediation services in Cambridge, MA and we will also take measures to prevent the mold from returning. We can be reached 24 hours a day at (617) 714-0650 for more about our mold removal services.