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Mold Issues caused by Storm Damage

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

Man inspecting rotted wood with mold on roof in Charlotte NC To ignore mold issues caused by storm damage.

Whether you’ve suffered storm related water damage from a typical storm, flood, or hurricane, mold and mold remediation is an important topic to address. 

To understand the importance of mold remediation and why SERVPRO of NW Charlotte should be your go-to resource, it is important to understand the quick and dirty (literally!) of mold.

Did you know the following mold facts?

  • Mold can start growing in as little as 48 hours upon moisture exposure. 
  • Mold is everywhere both indoors and outdoors. 
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float in the air. 
  • Mold spores can enter your home through openings, HVAC units or even pets. 
  • Mold spores thrive and grow into colonies anywhere moisture or water exists. 
  • Spore colonies can cause health effects. 
  • To remediate mold, water sources must be eliminated or else the mold will likely resurface. Water sources can range from a leaking roof to something more hidden.
  • It is recommended for indoor humidity to be below 45%.

Next, it’s important to understand how a local damage restoration company can help you with your mold remediation.

SERVPRO professionals receive continual mold remediation training on the most current equipment and methods that will best do the job. Once you contact us, we will respond quickly and begin the remediation process quickly to prevent the mold from continuing to damage your property and to be cost effective. First, our focus will be to uncover the water source. Then, we will isolate the affected area by utilizing a negative air pressure chamber.

After that, your personalized action plan will likely include the following steps:

  1. Inspection and mold damage assessment
  2. Mold containment
  3. Air filtration
  4. Removal of mold and mold-infested materials
  5. Cleaning of personal belongings and other contents
  6. Restoration

Now that you know more about both mold and the remediation process, you understand the urgency in contacting an emergency restoration service immediately for the damage to be contained and the cost to be lessened.

SERVPRO of NW Charlotte is available 24/7 to respond faster to any size disaster and help your property be "Like it never even happened." We look forward to serving you.

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