Bella Vista, Mold Remediation and the Answer--SERVPRO
Hiding in Plain Sight -- Managing Mold Damage in Bella Vista Attics or Crawl Spaces
The winter months do not provide a break from mold growth. Homeowners might not realize that spores are growing and colonies expanding because the activity is happening away from the living spaces in the dwelling. Only when a musty smell drifts from these out-of-the-way areas or a trip to retrieve stored items reveals a glimpse of multiplying microbial activities does the alarm sound. Professional mold remediation must proceed fast.
Mold damage during the heating season in Bella Vista seems surprising given how dry interior air can be when the furnace runs. Mold growth is rare when humidity levels dip below 60 percent, and there is no other ready source of moisture. The challenge is that mold grows in a range of temperatures, including the frigid expenses in your attic. Ice dams and roofing leaks increase the chance that precipitation of any kind, freezing rains to snow, makes its way into the upper reaches of your home. The cold damp of a basement or crawl space goes unnoticed but can breed mold whether you watch or not.
SERVPRO invests in cutting-edge mold remediation training, equipment, and products for our employees to assist with mold damage. The team counts Applied Microbial Remediation technicians among our ranks, prepared to employ the industry standard and EPA-developed protocol to the problem.
Once the mold colonies are mapped, SERVPRO contains the area to prevent drift of mold spores and other debris to the inhabited parts of the house. Plastic barriers might be augmented with negative pressure air scrubbing equipment, filtering the air to exhaust outside as well as creating a vacuum to seal in the working space.
Mechanical scraping and brushing remove the majority of the mold colonies on non-porous surfaces. SERVPRO also looks at innovations like soda blasting to kill mold infestations while loosening and ridding porous materials of mold residues. Cleanup proceeds with HEPA-equipped vacuuming and wipe downs with specialized mold cleaning products. Application of EPA-registered antimicrobials inhibits the potential for regrowth.
SERVPRO crews do not ignore the starting point of the mold problem, identifying the cause of the moisture that encouraged the growth. We work with you to repair leaks and insufficient drainage systems and to reduce ambient humidity using state of the art approaches that increase ventilation while preventing the intrusion of water in the remediated space.
Our mold remediation team at SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is top notch and at your service year round. Call us at (479) 787-7377 if mold damage surprises and concerns you.
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