Residential Mold Damage Restoration Services in Sandwich
Professional Mold Removal for A Safer Home
You might be suspicious. Maybe you have spotted it. Mold. Potentially toxic, continually spreading, and definitely not welcome in houses. As one of the worst contaminants that homeowners deal with, mold can grow anywhere indoors when the environment is right. Fortunately, you’ve found a reliable resource – the licensed and insured professionals at ServiceMaster South Shore, Inc. - Sandwich.
Some of the common places where mold grows include in and on:
- Showers & Bathtubs
- Toilet Tanks
- Sinks & Faucets
- Window Sills
- AC Vents
- Fabric & Upholstery
- Unused Chimneys
- Roof Leaks
- Water-Using Appliances
Of course, this list is by no means exhaustive. All that mold needs to begin growing is a dark, damp environment with oxygen. If you have (or think you have) mold growing in your home, it’s best to act quickly just in case. Here are some telltale signs that you might have mold in your home:
- Dark spots on your floors, walls, or ceilings: Mold usually appears as discolored patches in shades of black, green, blue, brown, and sometimes even red.
- Musty odor: Mold releases spores into the air that can cause a distinct smell that is difficult to remove. The musty odor can often be detected before any visible signs of mold growth can be seen.
- Respiratory or allergy issues: Coughing, headaches, or difficulty breathing are common mold exposure symptoms.
- High humidity levels: mold thrives in humidity levels above 50%, especially in dark and moist areas like basements, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
- Prior water damage: If water damage is not cleaned up properly, it can result in further moisture buildup and an increased likelihood of mold growth. Mold can start to grow and spread 24 hours after water damage.
In the long run, it’s worth having a second opinion. If left untreated, mold infestations can create problems with your health as well as the structural integrity of your home.
What is Mold Remediation?
Mold remediation is more than removal. Remediation means that the harmful mold is removed from a specific location (home or business location, or wherever else) and it is remedied. This means it is cleaned and the growth is completely reversed, essentially stopping the mold from returning.
What is Involved With Mold Remediation?
Depending on how the situation, the mold remediation may involve these steps:
- Testing a location for mold
- Assessing the results and determining the next best step
- Containing and isolating areas
- Cleaning / sanitizing a location, including air filtration
- Mold removal, in some cases, demolition
- Recommendations on how to prevent mold regrowth
- Post mold remediation inspection
Learn more on our Mold Remediation Page.
Ways to Keep Mold Out of Your Home
Of course, our team is only a phone call away for professional mold remediation services. But there are preventative measures you can take to help avoid either the growth or spread of mold, such as:
- Using proper ventilation for cooking, doing dishes, and bathing
- Running a dehumidifier regularly, especially during warmer days
- Drying condensation off walls, windows, and flooring
- Keeping fabric couches, curtains, and rugs clean and dry
- Hiring professionals for routine chimney and fireplace cleaning
- Addressing any leaks or condensation gathering around pipes or ducts
- Using waterproof paint in your garage and rooms with excessive humidity
Get in touch with us today for reliable residential mold damage restoration services in the Sandwich area.