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How Can You Manage Mold Damage in Orwigsburg?

1/9/2022 (Permalink)

mold damage on the walls and ceiling of a room When you see or smell mold, quick action is required. Contact SERVPRO to handle the mold damage situation in your family home.

Orwigsburg Mold Remediation Offers a Fresh Start, Why SERVPRO Is a Top Choice

Mold damage in Orwigsburg is the last thing a homeowner wants to confront. Although media coverage of black mold infestation often sounds an alarm, take solace that proven mold abatement methods exist and are available in our community.

Why Does SERVPRO Emphasize Mold Remediation Instead of Mold Elimination?

Mold spores are endemic in Orwigsburg. They are a benign fact of life, microscopic in size and causing no issues until they encounter water. With excess moisture as the fuel, mold spores germinate and explode into rapidly expanding colonies. A company that promises to remove all mold damage and eradicate spores from your property sadly is perpetuating an impossibility. We believe the best approach involves following the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s remediation protocol, which is why SERVPRO is a leader in sustainable mold damage solutions.

What Is the EPA’s Mold Remediation Protocol?

The EPA urges the following steps for mold inspections, remediations, and removal. Considerable research underlies this method, why SERVPRO chose it for Orwigsburg customers:

  • Ensure technicians wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to avoid tracking moldy materials into unaffected home spaces. 
  • Locate the mold, determine the infestation perimeter using visual inspection, and add moisture detection or mold testing if some growth hides in building cavities.
  • Contain the mold remediation workspace with 1.6 mil polyethylene and negative pressure air scrubbing equipment, preventing residue drift. 
  • Remove active mold growth with mechanical strategies, including scraping, brushing, scrubbing, or controlled soda, dry ice, or corn cob blasting.
  • Clear excess spores and residues with wipe downs and HEPA-filtered vacuums.
  • Bag and lawfully dispose of the hazardous moldy waste.
  • Apply EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit mold damage rebound. 
  • Eliminate the water sources that could generate repeated mold growth.

Treating mold damage remediation as a sustainable process is why SERVPRO of Pottsville ranks among the community’s restoration leaders. Call (570) 622-8991 to learn about your options, especially how to mitigate the water damage underlying mold damage.

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