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Mold Damage in Los Angeles Meets Its Match With SERVPRO

11/19/2017 (Permalink)

Finding or smelling the presence of mold in your home can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for fast remediation efforts.

Our Technicians Understand Mold Infestations and How to Prevent Their Recurrence

Mold growth is a hot-button topic in the media, keeping people on edge every time they think they see or smell evidence of an infestation. The tiny fungi that cause so much concern are always in our environment, but homeowners have much control over the conditions that favor their growth if they focus on proaction rather than panic. A quick response from our mold remediation team is the ticket.
 
Although Southern California experiences long arid periods, we also see severe storms and heavy rainfall that can cause water to invade areas of your home. Decorative fountains and inviting swimming pools are common amenities, and HVAC systems keep things cool, but can also harbor hidden sources of water. Water is the catalyst that transforms dry, benign mold spores into greedy, food seeking colonies that rapidly spread across walls, in bathrooms, or under cabinets. Los Angeles mold damage cannot be ignored, but it can be mitigated by our trained technicians and limited in its future growth by following commonsense recommendations.
 
If you suspect mold growth because you smell something musty, or see feathery or leathery looking growths, contact SERVPRO immediately. Our mold remediators follow the protocols of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to contain, remove, and discard mold growth. We then use effective antimicrobials like Concrobium to inhibit further growth and catch and encapsulate any mold debris we may have overlooked.
 
All of the above steps are for naught if we do not take the time and make an effort to locate the source of moisture that activated the mold spores in the first place. As discussed earlier, water exists in many forms in our Los Angeles homes, as it does everywhere. Keeping water away from the mold spores is the only way to reduce the chances of mold damage reasserting itself, and SERVPRO project managers and work crew are thoroughly trained to avoid that outcome.
 
Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry is a required continuing education course mastered by our employees. The SERVPRO approach to mold remediation is holistic and based on the science of the tiny organisms' reproductive process. Our remediation services followed by your acceptance of our proactive and practical advice to limit moisture is your best chance to put mold damage behind you.
 
SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo is always ready for a mold remediation. Call us at (310) 333-0654 to manage a current mold issue, and then follow our straightforward tips to protect against a future problem.

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