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Mold: The Facts

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is most common in moisture-prone areas such as crawl spaces and basements as seen in this Lexington Basement.

When talking to some mold remidation specialists you may hear unfamiliar phrases such as microbial contamination; containment and establishing negative air environment.  While all this are accurate phrases they can sound terrifying and confusing to someone who has never experienced a mold problem.  The experts at SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville are trained to walk homeowners and business owners through the process of mold removal in easy to understand phrases and answer any questions they may have.  In this article we will discuss some mold facts to help you understand what mold is and how to best to prevent it’s spread.

Microbial contamination is a fancy way to say mold, mildew, bacteria and other microorganisms that have impacted our home in a negative fashion. Mold is one of the most common problems that property owners face. Mold can develop in as little at 24 to 48 hours and needs only two things to thrive; a food source such as drywall and moisture.  That is why mold is such a common problem after a water leak.

Many people believe that bleach is an effective tool in mold removal.  The truth is in a well-established colony the only thing bleach will do is kill the surface mold and feed the mold below the surface since bleach is made up of 90% water. The best way to eliminate mold from returning is to solve the moisture or water problem that caused the mold to grow in the first place and contact an expert in mold remediation.

That’s why SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville follows the IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation. If you think your property has a mold problem give us a call at 336-224-2565 and schedule your free assessment today.

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