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3 Effective Ways to Neutralize Mold Damage in New Milford Homes

1/9/2017 (Permalink)

The highest risk of contamination is for porous items like armchairs, curtains, carpets, and other soft furnishings.

Your New Milford Home Can be Remediated from Mold Damage in Three Effective Ways

When homeowners speak of mold damage, they often end up recycling prior misconceptions about how it spreads and what it means for the health of the building. This is to be expected. Unless you’ve observed an extensive mold remediation process, you likely haven’t been exposed to some of the key facts.

This is why, at SERVPRO, we’re committed to helping homeowners understand how mold spreads and why professional treatment is so important. Mold damage in New Milford homes can be effectively neutralized, but it requires careful monitoring. It is up to the property owner to maintain the right conditions, after remediation, and keep the affected area dry. It is possible for mold spores to return if damp is allowed to develop.

Keep reading for information on three methods used to lift mold spores up and out of your home, so that they can be disposed of safely.

Containing Damaged Materials

While our aim is always to salvage as many of your possessions as possible, there are certain types of mold damage which require disposal. For instance, if a sofa were saturated in water after flooding, the risk of mold contamination would be high. In this instance, it is often easier to remove the spores, while in the material. Disturbing them could cause the mold to spread.

Cleaning Moldy Surfaces

The highest risk of contamination is for porous items like armchairs, curtains, carpets, and other soft furnishings. Non-porous materials such as glass, plastic, and metal respond very well to cleaning. The SERVPRO technicians will remove surface mold with HEPA vacuums if the material is dry. If it is wet or intensely dirty, strong disinfectants will be used to treat it.

HEPA Vacuuming

Vacuum cleaners containing highly sophisticated HEPA filters are a good way to deal with mold. They provide a simple solution to the difficulties involved with rendering domestic spores inert. If the offending substance can be captured in a sealed container, it can then be safely removed from the house, without risk of further contamination. We must stress that regular vacuuming, without HEPA filters, will not be effective and may spread spores.


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At SERVPRO of Teaneck/Englewood, we are committed to delivering fast, effective mold remediation services. We also value awareness and understanding, so we’ll help you learn how to prevent mold from returning to your home. Call us 24/7 on (201) 266-0482.

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