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When to Call a Restoration Company for Help with Mold

3/4/2024 (Permalink)

Dealing with mold in your home can be a daunting task. While some mold issues can be resolved with DIY methods, there are situations where professional help is essential. In this blog post, we'll discuss when it's time to call a restoration company for assistance with mold removal and remediation.

  1. Extensive Mold Growth

If you discover that mold has spread to a large area, such as an entire room or several rooms in your home, it's a clear indication that you need professional help. Large-scale mold infestations require specialized equipment, expertise, and resources to ensure thorough removal and remediation.

  1. Health Concerns

Mold can pose health risks, especially for individuals with allergies, respiratory conditions, or weakened immune systems. If you or your family members experience mold-related health issues, such as persistent coughing, sneezing, or skin irritation, it's crucial to seek professional help to address the problem safely.

  1. Hidden Mold

Mold can thrive in hidden or inaccessible areas, such as within walls, under flooring, or in your HVAC system. If you suspect hidden mold due to unexplained odors or signs of water damage, we can conduct a thorough inspection using specialized equipment to locate and address the issue.

  1. Recurrent Mold Growth

If you've attempted to remove mold on your own, but it keeps coming back, it's a sign that the problem runs deeper. Our teams of experts not only remove visible mold but also address the underlying issues to prevent its return.

  1. Structural Damage

Mold can compromise the structural integrity of your home, particularly if it has been left untreated for an extended period. If you notice sagging ceilings, rotting wood, or other structural damage, it's imperative to seek professional assistance.

  1. Water Damage

Mold often accompanies water damage. If your home has experienced flooding, leaks, or other water-related issues, we can assess the extent of the damage, remove mold, and repair any structural issues.

  1. Insurance Claims

In many cases, mold removal may be covered by your homeowner's insurance, especially if it resulted from a covered event like water damage. We work with your insurance provider to ensure that you receive the necessary coverage.

  1. Safety and Compliance

Mold removal often involves working with hazardous materials and following safety regulations. Our specialists are trained to handle these tasks safely and in compliance with industry standards.

Knowing when to call a restoration company for help with mold removal is crucial for the safety of your home and your family. By recognizing the signs and situations mentioned above, you can make an informed decision to seek professional assistance and ensure a thorough and safe mold remediation process. Let us help you get back to normal, call SERVPRO for all remediation and mitigation needs.

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