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Fort Mill Mold Damage Remediation FAQs

8/13/2015 (Permalink)

Despite the evidence of mold, an airborne mold test will reveal which clean procedures need to be done.

Mold Damage Remediation FAQs

What are the signs of mold damage in Fort Mill? 
The signs of Fort Mill mold damage are: a strong musty smell and green or black specks on walls, floors and carpet.

How can I get rid of mold in my home?
Licensed and experienced remediation professionals, like SERVPRO, effectively dry, clean up and remove mold from the home with industrial-strength solutions and equipment while testing home air quality. In addition, licensed and experienced remediation professionals, like SERVPRO, hold both a mold remediation license and mold assessment license.

Does bleach kill mold? 
Bleach can make mold worse. For starters, mold must be killed at its source in order to it to be effectively removed. Bleach cannot permeate porous surfaces to reach the source of mold. In addition, because bleach contains water, bleach can end up exacerbating mold. It can also prevent a Fort Mill mold remediation professional, like SERVPRO, from discovering the full extent of the issue.

If I know mold is already present, is it necessary to test for mold?
Despite the evidence of mold, an airborne mold test will reveal which clean procedures need to be done.

What is the difference between professional mold testing and do-it-yourself mold testing? 
DIY mold kits don’t provide accurate details. They often can yield positive results despite having no mold present. Professional mold testing yields accurate results.

How did mold get into my home? 
Fort Mill mold spores float throughout the air. It’s possible that they wafted in from outdoors, and it’s possible for people, animals and other items to have mold spores in them.

Does mold grow in HVAC ductwork? 
If water is present in ductwork, mold can grow. This can occur when water seeps out of a wall or the roof. It can also occur with excessive humidity, plumbing issues and a lack of adequate air ventilation.

What causes mold to spread? 
Mold produces mold spores, which travel throughout the air.

Where is there likely to be mold in the home? 
Any area of the home that has Fort Mill water damage, leaks or excessive moisture.

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