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Mold Remediation in Rochester, MN

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Discovering mold growth is an alarming experience for most homeowners. Mold is a health threat that can cause asthma attacks or allergic reactions in some people. In light of this, it's important to hire a team you can trust to eliminate mold, repair damaged material, and return air quality back to normal.

ServiceMaster of Rochester follows the IICRC S520 standard for the removal of mold from a building or property. This represents a very high standard of care within the restoration and mold remediation industry. Alongside mold, bacteria and fungi can also grow in water-damaged areas or high-humidity areas. We always recommend hiring Rochester restoration service professionals so that your property is evaluated for any hidden infestations that may not be visible or obvious.

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How Long Does Mold Remediation Take?

Generally speaking, mold remediation takes anywhere from 1 to 5 days. However, the duration of the process can vary depending on various factors. Some of these factors include the extent of mold growth, the size of the affected area, and the type of mold involved.

Our Mold Remediation Process

Mold remediation typically involves several steps, including inspection, containment, removal, and prevention.

Step 1: The Mold Inspection

The initial inspection helps determine the severity of the mold problem. It also allows our professionals to develop an appropriate mold remediation plan. This step can be completed within a few hours to a day, depending on the complexity of the situation.

Step 2: Mold Containment

Once the inspection is complete, the containment phase begins. This involves isolating the affected area to prevent the spread of mold spores during the removal process. The containment setup can take a few hours to a couple of days. It depends on the size of the area and the level of contamination.

Step 3: Mold Remediation (Removal)

The removal phase involves physically removing the mold from surfaces and materials. In some cases, the materials themselves will need to be removed, repaired, and replaced. The duration of this step depends on the extent of the damage. It can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks.

Step 4: Mold Prevention

Once we remove the mold, preventive measures are implemented to ensure that the mold does not return. This may involve addressing underlying moisture issues, improving ventilation, or applying antimicrobial treatments. The time required for these preventive measures can vary depending on the specific circumstances.

These timelines are approximate and can vary from case to case. Our mold removal professionals can provide a more precise timeline. At ServiceMaster of Rochester, we'll handle the whole process for you.

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The Significance of Smelly Water and the Importance of Moisture Control

Plain water has no odor! When odors are present, this means that water has contacted a material or organism that can release volatile compounds or, in everyday terms, odor. This does not mean that mold is present, but it could indicate that something biological is growing. Surface fungi can begin to grow at as little as 16% wood moisture content.

Of course, as the percentage of moisture climbs, other things start to grow, which adds to dry rot or even wet rot in wood. Controlling the moisture of the environment is most important in eliminating growth opportunities for microbial growth. This can be as simple as running an air exchange system or adding a dehumidifier to a damp area of your home or office. While water-damaged carpets often needed to be discarded, we do provide carpet cleaning services and upholstery cleaning for instances where salvaging is possible.

So when you suspect mold (or even black mold)… what do you do?

Call the professionals at ServiceMaster of Rochester for mold removal and black mold remediation services. We can address visible mold and work with third-party testing companies (eliminating the conflict of interest of us doing our own testing and remediation) to locate areas on your property that are problematic. Many times the clean up of these areas can be economical and give you Peace of Mind. In the end, we will give you options with our estimate, and you get to choose which plan you would like to follow, always understanding the IICRC S520 recommendations for the given situation.

Call (507) 204-3820 for mold remediation services in Rochester, Minnesota.