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Mold Remediation In Your Inglewood Home

7/3/2022 (Permalink)

Mold behind walls Mold Remediation In Your Inglewood Home

Mold is a danger to you and your family, and if you suspect you have mold in your home, you must address the problem as soon as possible.

If you've noticed a musty, pungent smell, seen noticeable rings on your drywall, or noticed a growth of any color on your walls, you have a mold problem in your home.

SERVPRO of Inglewood receives calls to inspect homes and businesses across the Inglewood area for mold damage.

We start by undertaking a thorough mold inspection to assess the extent of the problem in your home or business. This also includes seeking out any source of water or moisture in your home that may have led to your mold problem in the first place. Without addressing the underlying moisture problem, any attempt to remediate mold damage is likely to be a short-term solution that will invariably lead to mold returning.

When it comes to mold remediation, it is best to go with a trusted company with the expertise required to ensure long-term solutions are undertaken, rather than relying on a short-term fix. SERVPRO of Inglewood is available at (424) 223-4153.

3 Ways to Identify Mold in Your Inglewood Home

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

"Mold Damage? No Problem" written on wall with mold. If you notice any of these signs in your home, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Inglewood today – (424) 223-4153

While we all hope that mold will never be found in our homes, if you don’t know what signs you are looking for, you may not be able to identify the problem until damage is extremely severe. Mold could be right under your nose without your knowledge, as mold can hide under carpeting or behind your drywall. Here are some signs that can help you identify if mold is in your home:

Musty, Pungent Smell

Even if mold is not visible, it doesn’t mean it isn’t lurking in your home. If you notice an unpleasant smell while entering a room in your home, be sure to thoroughly check the area. You can even go the extra mile and hire an industrial hygienist, who can perform several different mold tests that can identify if you have mold or not.

Visible Dark Rings & Spots

The appearance of dark rings or spots on drywall or sheetrock in your home is an early sign for the presence of mold.

Visible Growth/Odd Coloring

Despite the most widely known “black mold,” mold can actually vary in its range of colors. If there is mold present in your home, you may notice the appearance of dark, furry growths that can vary in color from orange, brown, green, and even white. 

Mold Remediation vs. Mold Removal: What’s the Difference?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Growing mold shown on the ground Before any mold remediation starts, first any sources of water or moisture should be addressed. If not, then the mold may return.

To understand the difference between mold removal and mold remediation, it’s important to know how mold grows and begins. Consider the following facts:

  1. Mold is a type of fungus that can begin growing in as little as 48 hours.
  2. Mold is present everywhere (both indoors and outdoors).
  3. Because mold spores are microscopic and carry in the air and thrive on moisture, they easily travel and can grow into colonies with any amount of water present. They could enter your home through AC/ heating systems, windows and doors, as well as people and pets, and may produce allergens that could eventually have other health effects.

Since mold spores exist naturally everywhere and are microscopic, it is virtually impossible to remove all mold from a home or commercial business. Although some may advertise that they offer “mold removal,” this is an impossible guarantee to uphold. Here at SERVPRO, we operate a qualified restoration company that understands the science behind mold growth. Mold remediation focuses on getting mold levels back to their natural levels, not to fallaciously guarantee to remove all mold. Our professionals have the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or commercial business. Although every mold damage scenario is different and our solution responses may vary, our remediation will uniquely cater to your situation while still following a general helpful process of mold remediation.