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3 Reasons to Leave Mold Remediation to the Professionals August 15, 2017

St. Augustine, St. Johns
3 Reasons to Leave Mold Remediation to the Professionals, St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine’s heat and humidity create the perfect environment for mold to take hold and grow. Mold, especially black mold, can be a major health risk to you and your family. While mold remediation is simple if the area is small, it’s not always detectable until it has spread into a large area of your home. By then, it’s a biohazard, which is why you need to call a professional.

Why You Need to Leave Mold Remediation to the Professionals

1. Kills Mold at the Source

Many homeowners think that they can eliminate mold by washing the area with bleach. While you may wash all the visible mold off, bleach is ineffective at killing the spores. These spores will remain dormant until they sense even the slightest bit of moisture—and then will bloom once again.

A professional has the right equipment to effectively remove mold from all surfaces. They can track mold to the source, eliminating visible blooms and all spores. They can even apply protectants that can prevent mold from developing in troublesome areas again.

2. Repairs Damage

mold remediationA professional can assess whether cleaning or replacing materials will be more effective. If things like carpets, floorboards, and air ducts can be cleaned, they will do so. But, if the mold has permeated large areas of your home, such as large portions of drywall, ceilings, or wall studs, a professional can actually replace those affected portions for you.

3. Works Safely

Certain types of mold are toxic. Black mold emits mycotoxins, which can cause serious health problems. Depending on the severity of the damage, mold remediation is a type of biohazard cleanup, requiring special attire, protocols, and disposal measures. Only a professional has the training to treat mold safely.

 

Homeowners in Florida rely on SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach for their water damage cleanup and mold remediation. They have the training and experience to identify and eliminate your mold problem at the source, making sure it never comes back. Call them at (904) 429-4457 to schedule your appointment. You can also visit them online for more information.

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