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Our Mold Damage Specialists Can Restore Your Buhl Basement!
Our team has mitigation tactics and restoration practices that can help you dry up the area and remove the presence of mold if it exists.
A Wet Buhl Basement Can Lead To Spreading Mold Damages
Wet basements are not uncommon to Buhl homeowners, especially with the consideration of situations like underground springs, heavy rainfall, and other contributing factors. Many of these homeowners contend with a damp basement throughout most or all of the year, never fully understanding the damage that it can do to the structural elements like flooring supports, framework, and more. While the excessive moisture alone can cause damages to these components, factors like mold growth can speed up the degradation of these materials to the point of failure.
While many homeowners might not understand how mold damage can occur in their Buhl home, another staggering likelihood is the higher volume of residents that might already have this condition without yet realizing it. With the often-lower traffic to areas like the basement, especially understanding its persistent dampness, these regions of the property could already have become colonized. Our SERVPRO experts have the tools and experience to help you.
Everything that we do begins with a thorough inspection of the immediate area and the surrounding vicinity to gather an idea of the spread of the colony. We can then set up our advanced equipment like air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators to reduce the presence of mold spores in the environment so that we can set our sights on colony removal in one specific area of the property.
This inspection can also showcase the penetration points for water through the foundation walls, up through concrete floors, or wherever the water is getting in. Our SERVPRO technicians can use hydraulic cement to patch up vulnerabilities in the blockwork and use moisture detection equipment to identify other problem areas that require further correction.
While you might not consider your property to be at risk of mold growth, it is essential to take care of wet basement conditions as promptly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties rapid response team has mitigation tactics and restoration practices that can help you dry up the area and remove the presence of mold if it exists. Give us a call today at (208) 735-1447.
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Homes Benefit from Mold Cleanup.
It is tempting to research a bit and then try to remove household mold without professional help. Save yourself the frustration and be confident that the microbial infestation in your house is abated properly with a call to SERVPRO of Twin Falls/Jerome Co.
Mold damage to your home is not a reflection on how well you keep your home clean. Mold spores are always in the air, indoors and out, awaiting the perfect conditions to activate and grow. Our mold remediation specialists have advanced training in mold mediation. Understanding mold is the key to resolving a mold proliferation. When you smell an earthy, musty odor or see streaking and staining of surfaces, ask us here at SERVPRO of Twin Falls/Jerome Counties to investigate. Mold spores need water and a source of organic matter to transform from specks floating in the air to rapidly expanding colonies. Mold comes in a rainbow of colors and textures from fuzzy to leathery. It slowly destroys building structures and personal belongings if not remediated by our trained technicians. Susceptible individuals with allergies or other sensitivities report health issues when a mold is on the upswing, but only a health care practitioner appropriately advises in those cases. SERVPRO of Twin Falls/Jerome Co. crews receive certification in remediation techniques developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA,) and use these efficient protocols to almost rid your home of current infestations and avoid future problems. However, total extermination and elimination of these fungi are not possible. The first task is to contain the mold. We use physical barriers like plastic sheeting when the mold outbreak is small. Negative air pressure machines arrive with us when larger mold out breaks are present. They filter the air and vent residues outside of living areas, ensuring that spores and other particulates do not circulate in your home’s atmosphere. Next, the moldy material, including any porous surface infiltrated, is removed and bagged for proper disposal. Our staff wears personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout for safety during each step. We apply professional-grade antimicrobials to the affected area and vacuum up debris using equipment with HEPA filtration systems. The crew replaces any building material removed with the mold, and paints, stains or otherwise finish the area to look “Like it never even happened.” No remediation is complete until we find the cause of the mold and it is repaired and the mold is eliminated.
Does Your Twin Falls or Jerome County Home Have A Mold Problem?
Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
- Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
- Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 208-735-1447