SERVPRO Explains Mold Remediation Equipment and Methods to New Orleans Property Owners
What You Should Know About Fixing Mold Damage in New Orleans To Save Your Home
Mold changes from a mere nuisance to a real problem if left unaddressed over long periods. Mold is a naturally occurring organism that helps in the natural decay processes. For mold colonies to develop, some factors like sufficient moisture, warmth, oxygen supply, and an organic food source must be present. Mold uses most organic materials as a food source so any time there is a spike in moisture levels, the risk of mold development increases. We offer remediation services that can help save your home from severe damages.
While mold damage in New Orleans homes is easy to spot if it develops on open surfaces such as walls and ceilings, it rarely starts developing in such areas. Mold is likely to proliferate in concealed areas such as wall cavities and crawl spaces because of moisture retention and limited monitoring. Presence of a musty smell in a house is one of the signs of mold infestation signaling the need for further investigation. Our SERVPRO technicians can help with evaluation. We have FLIR thermal cameras than help pinpoint moisture issues in concealed areas. We can also make test cuts on walls or ceiling to check for mold presence.
Different approaches can be useful in dealing with mold issues. The choice method mostly depends on the level of growth. Since the hyphae penetrate deep into organic materials in search of food, it might not be possible to save porous materials when heavily infested. In such cases, our SERVPRO technicians perform a controlled demolition to remove the porous materials. We create exclusions zones with plastic sheets or use negative air pressure machines next to the areas we demolish to prevent spreading mold debris to unaffected areas.
For light infestations or those that affect non-porous materials, cleaning is a practical solution. Cleaning solutions range from simple approaches like damp wiping the area to sophisticated ones like soda blasting. Our SERVPRO technicians are well-versed with all approaches allowing us to select one that presents the most benefits to you.
The complexities of mold remediation in Houma, Terrytown and Morgan City are more straightforward to navigate with help from a professional. Call SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank to help save your home. You can reach us at (504) 348-7526 any day.
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