Mold Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Mold Damage Tips:

Mold growth can pose serious health risks and structural damage to your property. If you suspect or detect mold, follow these essential tips to address the issue effectively:

1. **Safety First**: Prioritize safety by wearing protective gear, such as gloves, masks, and goggles, to prevent inhalation or skin contact with mold spores.

2. **Assessment and Identification**: Thoroughly inspect the affected area to determine the extent of the mold growth and identify the type of mold present. Professional assistance may be necessary for accurate identification.

3. **Moisture Control**: Address the source of moisture that promotes mold growth, whether it's a leaky roof, water infiltration, or high humidity. Fix the issue to prevent future mold recurrence.

4. **Cleaning and Disposal**: Clean affected areas using appropriate mold-killing products and techniques. Dispose of heavily contaminated materials and surfaces that cannot be adequately cleaned.

5. **Proper Ventilation**: Ensure proper ventilation in damp or humid areas like bathrooms, basements, and kitchens to reduce moisture levels and inhibit mold growth.

6. **Professional Remediation**: Consider hiring a certified mold remediation specialist for extensive or persistent mold damage. They possess the expertise and equipment to handle large-scale infestations safely.

7. **Regular Inspections**: Conduct regular inspections to catch potential mold problems early, allowing for prompt remediation and minimizing damage.

By following these mold damage tips, you can mitigate health risks and safeguard your property from the damaging effects of mold infestations.

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If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of East San Antonio for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

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If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of East San Antonio has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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