Mold is a dangerous substance that can appear in a home or building at any time because mold spores are a natural presence in the air. Once these spores find the right conditions, they will quickly form into mold growth and begin devouring the affected objects and materials. It is important to remember that mold is likely to form in areas with excess moisture and its main indoor food source is cellulose which is found in drywall, wood, and other building materials.
Any mold growth on your property requires immediate attention because mold can cause serious damage to the affected materials, spread to new areas, and cause health issues. Our professionals at ServiceMaster Fire and Water Restoration provide mold remediation services to remove mold growth from homes and commercial buildings in Denver, CO. We will find and remove all mold growth on your property and repair or replace the damaged materials. Our technicians will immediately isolate and contain the mold growth and form a remediation plan based on the extent of the mold and the damage.
Problems Caused by Mold
Mold has the ability to cause serious damage within a home or building because it eats away at the affected materials. The longer mold growth is ignored on walls and ceilings, the more damage it will cause to these materials which will threaten their structural integrity. Mold can also spread to additional areas of the property by dispersing its spores.
The other major issue with mold is the related health issues as those exposed to mold can experience allergic reactions and symptoms such as headaches, coughing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes and throat, and skin irritation. More serious conditions can occur with prolonged exposure including asthma and respiratory infections.
The best action you can take against mold is to prevent it in the first place. As discussed above, mold growth occurs in areas affected by water and moisture which makes it important to clean up spills, wipe up condensation, and control the humidity level. Ensuring proper ventilation throughout the home or building will also help prevent conditions that lead to mold.
You also need to address any instance of water damage or flooding on your property right away to help prevent mold growth. When water damage or flooding occurs, mold can form within 24-48 hours. The longer you wait to address water damage, the more likely mold growth is to appear. Areas and materials affected by a leak, flood, or excess moisture should be cleaned up immediately and checked for mold. You should also look for signs of moisture on walls and ceilings such as bubbling and dark spots as this could be an indication of hidden mold.
Professional Mold Removal
Mold removal is a dangerous job without the right equipment and training, especially if the mold growth is hidden or extensive. Our technicians have the expertise and the equipment to provide complete mold removal for any level of mold growth. We will find and remove all mold growth and if the mold was caused by water damage, we can address that as well. If the mold on your property covers more than 10 square feet, then you should also call an environmental testing service to help test for mold.
Our mitigation services consist of the following:
- Assessment of the mold growth and the damage
- Report to your insurance company to help handle the claim
- Containment of the mold growth to protect the rest of the property
- Mold remediation plan formed based on our evaluation and testing
- Full removal of mold and damaged materials
As soon as you discover mold in your home or building, you need to call our professionals right away for mold remediation. We will ensure that all mold is removed safely and effectively while protecting the rest of your property from the spread of mold growth. You can give us a call 24 hours a day at (303) 791-6000 for professional mold removal in Denver, CO and the surrounding areas.