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Mold Damage Remediation Success in Minnetonka

10/30/2016 (Permalink)

Effective mold control starts with figuring out the cause. Call SERVPRO of Minnetonka today for an assessment!

SERVPRO is Trained to Assess and then Remediate Your Mold Damage

The presence of water damage, mold growth or must odors needs to be addressed right away. In all cases, any source of water has to be found and corrected, and the extent of water damage and mold growth figured out. Materials that are water damaged should be taken out of the home or cleaned and dried.

A trained professional, like our staff at SERVPRO, should be hired to take care of any mold damage in Minnetonka. They can develop a site-specific plan and assess the extent of your moisture problem. Whoever you hire, they should be following all EPA guidelines and health regulations to keep them and your family safe during the entire process.

Visual Inspection
This is the most important initial step in finding a possible mold problem and planning out remediation strategies. The extent of any mold growth and water damage should be assessed visually and the affected materials in your home identified. This visual inspection should include observations of hidden areas where damage might be found, like attics, crawl spaces and behind drywall. Carpet padding and backing, moldings, wallpaper, insulation and other materials that could be harbingers of mold growth should be assessed as well.

Drywall, ceiling tiles, structural wood and other surfaces containing cellulose should also be given careful consideration in a visual inspection. HVAC systems need to be checked as well for mold growth or damp conditions on system components like insulation, filters and fins/coils, plus for overall cleanliness. Equipment like a moisture meter or an infrared camera to detect moisture could be helpful in finding hidden mold growth, how bad the water damage is and in determining if the source of water is active.

Personal protective gear like respiratory protection and gloves will also be used by our trained staff at SERVPRO. Efforts will also be made to lower the generation and migration of any mold and dust.

The goal here is to clean or remove any materials that are damaged by mold using work practices which protect you and your family by controlling the spread of mold from the work area and also to protect any workers doing the remediation. The known remediation methods were made to achieve this goal, but they are not meant to exclude other methods which could be effective and aren’t a substitute for a work plan that is site-specific.

There is not much scientific information existing which evaluates the effectiveness and best practices for the remediation of mold, so these guidelines are based on principles used to remediate environmental hazards indoors which are commonly known. The guidelines are not intended for use in critical care facilities like transplant units, intensive care units or surgical suites.

Our technicians at SERVPRO of Minnetonka are trained and experienced in all the proper mold remediation procedures, so you know you can trust us to take care of your mold problem. Call us at (952) 473-4837 right away if you suspect you have a mold problem so we can come out and assess the damage for you.

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