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Why Mold Damage In Your Oakland Home Should Cause Some Concern

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Eliminating Excess Moisture is Key to Mold Remediation in Oakland Properties

SERVPRO Says Mold Remediation and Cleanup Makes Oakland Properties Safer

Many people grew up in homes (or at least experienced other places) where mold was growing. Typically this occurred in damp, dark basements where few people ever ventured. The problem was not one that the occupants of the house worried much about, mainly because people understood less about the potential health effects associated with mold exposure. These days, if you encounter mold in your Oakland home, it is something that should be a cause for some concern.
The reason that so many people are familiar with mold growth and its associated smells is the ease with which it grows in houses. In fact, all that spores need to seat and thrive are moisture, warmer temperatures, and some organic material for a food source. Oakland homeowners that encounter mold damage should proceed with caution and not attempt to remove these colonies on their own. This job is more suitable for the experienced IICRC certified mold remediation specialists we employ at SERVPRO.
Once the assessment of the full scope of the damage has gotten completed, our technicians have the scoping completed to select the proper equipment for the remediation. We work to isolate the affected areas using air scrubbers and negative air chambers. This process helps to prevent the spread of active mold spores to new areas while we work to remove the colonies and remediate the damages that have occurred.
While sanding and specific chemical solutions have proven useful for removing the entire hyphae from porous structural components like wood framing, this is not always a success. In situations where the damage is too severe, these structural elements or construction materials might require removal and replacement through controlled demolition efforts. Our SERVPRO professionals can help to prepare your home for this reconstruction by removing the severely damaged areas solely.
It might seem like all of this could be a little extreme for some mold growing in your house, but the more that gets understood about the health effects linked to exposure, the more that these efforts seem appropriate for keeping you and your family safe. Trust our remediation specialists at SERVPRO of San Leandro to help you restore the damage and get back to the way things ought to be. "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime you need us at (510) 352-2480. 

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