SERVPRO Mold Damage Principles of Restoration
Remediation is the Cornerstone of Mitigating Mold Damage
Now that Hurricane Matthew has blown through, the time for clean-up has started. Getting started as quickly as possible not only increases the chance of saving carpets, flooring and other property, it also prevents the growth of mold.
Mold Damage in Alturas is something that SERVPRO is prepared and ready to handle. We carefully follow the principles for restoration as outlined by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). They guide us whether the job is a private home or industrial building.
One: Provide for Health and Safety - Any restoration activity must first protect the occupants of the building and the workers who are tasked with the clean-up. We do this in a two-fold manner. First, everyone in the building must be protected from exposure to the mold. Second, removal of mold and mold infected property must be done in a way to prevent the spread of the contamination.
Two: Document Conditions and Processes - Our technicians write down exactly how much damage and where it is in the building; specifically the extent of the contamination and how soaked the building has become.
Three: Control the Mold at its Source - Prevent, as far as possible, the contamination from becoming airborne and spreading to uninfected or previously cleaned areas. As an example, we use negative air machines where drywall has been demolished and removed. This keeps mold that may have its source in a storeroom from spreading to hallways and other rooms.
Four: Remove Contamination - We accomplish this by vacuuming excess mold spores into HEPA filters to trap it and prevent spreading. Soiled surfaces are cleaned using the detergents and other chemicals in our inventory. If the mold has grown too far, then we will remove the damaged building material, wall coverings, and furniture.
Five: Correct the Moisture Problem - No matter how clean a home or office is, mold will continue to grow if the moisture in a building is not reduced. We reduce the moisture behind walls and in carpets or flooring using specialized heaters, fans, and dehumidifiers.
As a locally owned business, SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands understands what neighbors are are facing now that the storm has passed. To begin the clean-up process, call us today at (863) 510-5962 to get the ball rolling and your home or business back to its original state, "Like it never even happened."