Mold Remediation and Cleanup
Do You Have Mold in Your House or Business?
Mold is a serious problem. If left unchecked, it can spread quickly and cause potential health issues. Don’t take that chance. Contact Us to set up a free consultation.
The Truth About Mold, The Hype, and What Can Be Done
Mold and mold spores are all around us in nature. We breathe in mold spores each day, and if you have ever eaten cheese or taken an antibiotic, chances are you have voluntarily ingested mold.
Some mold has beneficial uses such as Penicillin chrysogenum which was used to make penicillin and other molds are used in the manufacturing of cheese.
However, there are dangerous types of mold and indoor mold growth can become a major problem if it is not dealt with quickly.
Mold grows fast and can spread rapidly as mold spores are easily spread through the air, making it difficult to contain and remove. If mold is allowed to grow and spread unchecked in a home air quality can be affected, discoloration of materials can occur, and eventually structural damage will happen.
If you have a significant amount of mold in your home or building you will smell a musty odor and could experience health problems depending on the type of mold that is growing.
What You Can Do About Your Mold Problem
Although you can not escape mold, there are things that you can do to decrease mold growth and the impact that it has on your home. Most molds likes to grow in damp, dark areas. By making sure that you keep humidity low in your home you can avoid providing a favorable environment for mold growth. Common problem areas are improperly vented bathrooms as warm, moist air from showers collect on surfaces and can provide an environment where mold can grow. Improperly caulked tubs can allow moisture and water to seep into the wall or floor which is a perfect environment for mold growth.
A building that is not properly restored after water damage can be a perfect environment for mold growth.
It is also very important that, if you have flood or water damage, you call ServiceMaster of Kalamazoo immediately so we can properly dry down your home. In order to protect against water damage turning into a mold problem, it is essential that you act fast since mold can start to grow in 12 – 48 hrs after water has damaged an area.
ServiceMaster of Kalamazoo offers mold testing as well as mold removal and remediation services. If you think you have a mold problem we will send our trained and certified staff out to assess the situation and to advise you on what needs to be done. We will then use the latest abatement techniques and professional equipment to contain and remove the mold from the effected areas.
Contact Us 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year, or if you need to speak to someone immediately please call 269-344-3600.