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What is Mold?
We have probably all encountered mold at one time or another. It might have been in the shower, or on a stale piece of bread or wet drywall. Mold is a microscopic life form found in all parts of the world. It is part of the natural decay process of organic materials.
There are many different species of mold, but all molds share some common characteristics. Molds and mold spores are naturally present in the outdoor environment all around us.
However, indoor mold growth can become a tenacious problem. Mold spreads rapidly and produces an unpleasant musty odor.
If allowed to grow unchecked, mold can cause discoloration and structural damage to building materials. A significant amount of mold can impact indoor air quality and can be difficult and costly to remove. Mold contamination is a growing concern for homeowners, property managers, insurance providers and mold remediation companies.
Mold can start to grow in as little as 48 hours. Taking prompt action to prevent its spread in the event of water damage is important. By identifying and eliminating the source of the water and implementing rapid drying processes, mold growth can be curtailed. The most effective drying techniques involve the use of sensitive tools to measure and record the temperature, humidity and moisture content of both the structure and contents of the home or building. Professional water damage restoration and mold remediation company can mean the difference between a small water problem and a structure covered with mold.
ServiceMaster DCS professionally trained technicians use the latest water restoration and drying techniques to deliver quality results.
If we observe mold, we will respond appropriately, immediately reporting our observations to the insurance company. When the extent of mold contamination is isolated and/or less than 10 square feet, expensive testing and protocols are generally not required.
ServiceMaster DCS company can proceed with the claim and perform emergency water mitigation services, including mold remediation of the 10 square feet or less of mold. We will isolate the contaminated area and remove the mold while protecting the surrounding areas from the possible spread of mold spores.
When we encounter an affected area of more than 10 square feet, we will contain the contaminated area, stop normal water mitigation procedures and immediately notify the insurance company. In these cases, we strongly recommend the use of an environmental testing service to establish baseline levels of mold, identify the types of mold present and develop a written remediation plan. Our goal is to work with the insurance company to establish the proper procedures to handle the mold situation.
ServiceMaster DCS works with nationally recognized testing facilities and can provide mold inspection, laboratory analysis and written remediation plans at a reasonable price. We know how to identify and eliminate the source of what has caused the mold and implement the proper processes in order to eliminate mold growth.
As Mold Remediation Company ServiceMaster DCS can clear the contamination while Restoring Peace of Mind®.
ServiceMaster company is the industry leader in professional water damage restoration and mold remediation services in Chicagoland and stands ready to serve you. To keep the damage to a minimum, call in the mold remediation professionals at ServiceMaster DCS.
If you have an allergy that never ends when seasons change, you may be allergic to the spores of molds or other fungi. Molds live everywhere, and disturbing a mold source can disperse the spores into the air. Indoors, fungi grow in damp areas, particularly in the bathroom, kitchen or basement.
The key to mold control is moisture control. Solve moisture problems before they become mold problems!