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Pembroke Pines Property Owners Count on SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup and Remediation

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Stains in Grout Lines and Caulking in Pembroke Pines Bathrooms Should Not Be Ignored! Contact SERVPRO

Mold Remediation Tasks For Pembroke Pines Homes

Pembroke Pines missed the worst of the storms this year, but that does not mean residents are free from other disasters. Damage and repair costs from a fire or an unnoticed mold colony can be just as expensive as extreme weather.
Remediation of mold damage to Pembroke Pines homes requires more than bleach and a new coat of paint. For property severely affected by mold, SERVPRO technicians use an extensive inventory of cleaning agents and equipment needed to remove mold and return the item or even a room to a clean, usable condition.
As an example, bathrooms often suffer from the effects of mold due to their high humidity level compared to the rest of the home. Depending on the amount of mold present, our remediation specialists pull down drywall, replace grout, and either clean or dispose of cabinetry.
After the homeowner discovers mold, SERVPRO team members start remediation of the bathroom by removing structural property we cannot clean. Mold spores extend hyphae that grow into the surface of a material like drywall panels, feeding on it, and expanding the colony.
Cleaning or cutting out affected portions in the already weakened material often costs more in labor than buying and installing replacement panels. Once they complete drywall replacement, technicians sand them smooth and then paint each panel with a special paint that contains an anti-fungal chemical which significantly reduces the risk of future mold growth.
The grout between tiles or sealing the tub to the bathroom wall is often the first place an owner sees mold. Cleaning it can be labor intensive. SERVPRO techs can offer the best and least obstructive remedy for this type of mold infestation.
A mold colony often begins where there is a leak. That makes the cabinet surrounding a sink a likely hiding place for active, growing mold spores. If latex paint covers the interior of the cabinet, team members can usually remove mold with a mild cleaner and then spray the surface with an anti-fungal agent. If the spores penetrated the weak plywood or particle board that makes up most cabinets, technicians remove and replace the entire unit.
Mold remediation involves more than just cleaning and painting surfaces. SERVPRO of East Pembroke Pines takes every action needed to remediate property from the effects of mold and return each home to its clean, original state whenever possible, "Like it never even happened." If you have or suspect mold in your home, call us today at (954) 998-0600 to schedule an inspection.

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MOLD!! HOW? WHY? WHERE? SERVPRO Does Mold Remediation in Pembroke Pines

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

When You See a "Sign" of Mold, Call SERVPRO for Remediation at Your Pembroke Pines Property

Inadequate Cleanup Allows Mold Damage in Your Pembroke Pines Home

Water damages occur regularly to Pembroke Pines homes. While in many of these situations homeowners feel they can resolve the effects on their own without the experience and equipment available to our trusted restoration team, this is not always the case. Inadequate cleaning and drying following water damages to your home can lead to secondary effects like mold growth that could prove hazardous to both your home and its occupants.

Mold damages can occur in your Pembroke Pines home following persistent moisture and dampness in areas that you believed to have gotten restored. Our SERVPRO remediation specialists have encountered many situations in which mold colonies formed in areas like wall cavities, ceilings, and underneath flooring. These spaces can remain damp after water damage has presumably gotten dried up in your home, and the conditions for mold growth have been stymied.

Identifying the growing colony is one of the first steps to overcoming the damage it causes to your home. While some places mold grows can show signs such as spotting, certain materials can mask these effects from getting seen easily. One of the ways that you can identify an active colony growing in your home is by the musty, harsh odor generated by the organism. When you encounter this odor, it is likely a mold colony is in the vicinity, even if you cannot see it. The visible presence of staining is a sure sign of a fungal colony.

Our SERVPRO technicians can also help you to identify the presence of mold in your home and help to assess areas that pose a significant risk due to higher relative humidity levels. If mold gets discovered, our experienced remediation specialists can get to work on isolating the affected area with physical barriers and removing the organism from your home efficiently. Our equipment includes HEPA filtered air scrubbers to capture circulating mold spores during the removal process.

Mold growth is a condition that should get addressed as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO of East Pembroke Pines AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians are available 24/7 to help restore the damages that it has caused. You will feel "Like it never even happened." You can reach our experienced team by calling (954) 998-0600.

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