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The Importance of Mold Remediation

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

If you see mold in your home, give SERVPRO of Northwest Portland a call.

Mold thrives in a warm and damp environment. This condition can be created in your home due to a variety of reasons such as rain or storm activity, roofing damage or malfunctioning pluming. There are many unwanted health issues associated with mold growth such as:

  • Allergies
  • Respiratory problems
  • Unwanted foul and/ or musty odor
  • Discoloration of walls and affected areas

Attempting to remove the mold problem yourself comes with many unseen risks to you and your family’s health. A better option would be to call a professional mold removal contractor with the experience and training to safely remediate the problem. SERVPRO of Northwest Portland has the equipment and training to safely isolate and eliminate your mold problem without exacerbating it and spreading it to other unaffected areas of your home. Our team is trained in procedures designed to save time and money and prevent a future outbreak.

Preventative Measures

Mold remediation is only half of the solution. The source of the issue will need to be addressed to eliminate the potential for the mold to return. Our team of experts will work to identify the source of the mold problem. Some potential culprits include, but are not limited to; faulty HVAC systems, malfunctioning plumbing and appliances and roofing failure. Here are a few things to consider when attempting to eliminate the source of mold:

  • Identify plumbing and structural leaks
  • Examine windows and seals to identify condensation and leaks.
  • Inspect your property’s HVAC system to insure there are no leaks and that the system is working to promote adequate airflow throughout the entire structure.

Humidity is the most common cause of mold in a building. Typically, humidity is a result of inadequate ventilation. Our team is equipped with equipment that can measure the humidity in your home to make certain that is at an acceptable level.

If you suspect that you may be facing a mold issue in your home or business, call the experts at SERVPRO of Northwest Portland today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly trained staff members. We are always here to help. 503-283-3658

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