Recent Mold Remediation Posts
Older Buildings can Present Challenges Ocala, FL
Water damage in this older building causes mold
SERVPRO of Ocala was hired to follow protocol for mold remediation on a very old building. The walls were lath and plaster which calls for a lot of hard work removing the walls, ceilings, etc. Old electrical wiring is also a concern for the mold remediation contractor. Plumbing is another factor to be considered. This type of building calls for careful removal of the mold infested areas so as not to cause damage to other walls, wiring, plumbing etc. that are not within the scope of the protocol. The material is fragile due to the age and the SERVPRO professional is always aware of this while using a lot of energy to remove old materials. The work was finished and passed air clearance testing the first time.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE is sometimes required to safely remediate Mold
SERVPRO of Ocala strives to make sure all our production professionals are well equipped when responding to biohazard problems like sewage and mold. Sometimes the area and amount of the hazardous material is so large and vast that PPE or Personal Protective Equipment is needed and worn. The suites, gloves, eye protection and masks are not easy to put on, so SERVPRO professionals help one another with the equipment. Making sure suits are not torn, and gloves and foot coverings can sometimes be taped for added protection are the responsibility of each person to look after the other. Its important as well that adequate Air and Water be available as the suites get very hot and stuffy. Safety is top of mind that is why many times a Safety Officer or Supervisor is there to watch out for the technicians.
Dehumidification and Air Scrubbing Needed for Successful Mold Remediation
SERVPRO of Ocala using Dehumidification and Air Scrubbing in this photo
What in the world is "Air Scrubbing"? We can hear you ask that question as you read the title of our blog. Simply put, Air scrubbing is one of the most effective methods for getting rid of mold. Air scrubbers draw air in from the surrounding environment, and filter it to get rid of impurities. Air scrubbers are also ideal for getting rid of the mold that settles in your walls, carpet and drapes. There are different sizes of air scrubbers that differ in intensity.When vacuuming and using air scrubbers for mold remediation, the filters used should be HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air). Only HEPA filters are designed to capture particles as small as mold spores. Regular filters will not work. SERVPRO of Ocala provides the right size of both Air Scrubbers and Dehumidifiers to insure your home or commercial facility will be free of mold, dried to industry standards and improve the indoor air quality.
Finding out your Home has a Mold Problem
The kitchen after mold was discovered and SERVPRO of Ocala crew completed the mold remediation.
This homeowner learned after a home inspection and mold test was performed, that water damage was hidden by the seller thus causing mold damage everywhere. SERVPRO of Ocala was recommended to the homeowner to help clean and sanitize the house located in The Villages, Florida. The outcome was amazing every room in the house was cleaned and sanitized. All areas was dried and the air testing came back negative! The home was now ready for restoration of drywall and painting, etc. The homeowner was very happy to move into a safe mold free home. For over 43 years SERVPRO of Ocala has ben helping out residential and commercial clients through out our community. No job is too small or too large for our SERVPRO team to handle!
Does Your Ocala Home Have A Mold Problem?
In Ocala, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.
Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – SERVPRO of Ocala (352)732-6630
Mold Mitigation & Remediation Process
Call SERVPRO of Ocala for all your Mold problems, Big or small.
When there is water intrusion mold can quickly become a problem. Mold can affect your health and cause damage to your property. The following steps illustrate a "typical" mold removal process.
1. Call SERVPRO of Ocala
2. SERVPRO of Ocala will Inspect and give an assessment
3. SERVPRO of Ocala will set up Mold Containment
4. Air Filtration will be employed
5.SERVPRO of Ocala will remove mold and mold-infested materials
6. Cleaning and Sanitizing Contents and Belongings
7. Restoration and if needed reconstruction by SERVPRO of Ocala
Your local SERVPRO of Ocala professionals understands mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business. Call us today for a professional inspection of your home or busmiess-352-732-6630