“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

Microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, meaning indoors and outdoors, this makes it very much impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Many restoration businesses will advertise themselves as having “mold removal” and will even guarantee that they can remove all mold from your home or business. This is simply a fallacy. We here at SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek understand mold and how mold grows. SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek make sure that our restoration specialists have all of the training and expertise they need to remediate the mold in your home or business, and to ease your mind.

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (570) 822-4700

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (570) 822-4700
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

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