3 Reasons You Need Expert Mold Remediation
If you find mold on your commercial property, it may be tempting to try cleaning it up yourself. Mold remediation is expensive, or so you've heard. Maybe you don't want the hassle of an insurance claim. Or maybe you don't have time for proper mold removal, and you think a vinegar-soaked rag will do the job. Whatever your reasons, if you're unsure whether you need professional mold remediation, here are a few reasons to call in the experts.
1. You Have Water Damage
Mold needs several things to grow. Oxygen. An organic food source, like wood or drywall. Warmth (which is abundant in Los Angeles). And, most important, moisture.
If your property suffers a burst pipe or a water leak, removing the water is but the first step. Water seeps into porous surfaces quickly, so even if the surface appears dry, there might be moisture present. And moisture, coupled with the above elements, can spur mold growth.
A professional restoration company, like SERVPRO of North Hollywood, has advanced technology to detect hidden moisture. Whether behind drywall, under hardwood floors or soaked beneath carpeting, our water damage restoration technicians ensure that no moisture is left behind. And because we also handle mold remediation, we can remove any mold spores we find at the same time.
2. The Smell Won't Go Away
You cleaned the visible mold spores, and they haven't grown back. But there's still a musty odor coming from the affected area. Guess what? You probably still have mold spores hiding, inside the walls, under the flooring, in the crawl space etc.
While the cause of water damage can be obvious, sometimes it can go undetected. A leaky central a/c unit, for example, hiding in the attic. If you cleaned the mold, but didn't find the source of the moisture, the mold may grow back. And if the spores get behind or under the surface? You'll need professional mold remediation to open up the walls or pull up the floors and remove the mold. Otherwise, the room, or the entire building, will continue to smell like a locker room or bread that's gone bad.
3. There's a Lot of Mold
If mold covers a small area, like a window frame or the corner of the ceiling, a DIY approach may get the job done.
Sometimes the mold outbreak is so extensive, it's just not viable to try and wipe it all away. Mold can cover an entire crawl space, or infest the walls and ceiling in multiple rooms.
But no job is too big for SERVPRO of North Hollywood! Our certified mold specialists have the PPE, EPA approved biocides and professional contractors to remove mold no matter where it's found.
If you find mold on your commercial property, call the professionals at (818) 754-0050. And we'll take care of your mold problem "Like it never even happened."