Mold Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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There are well over 100,000 types of mold with only a handful being harmful to most people.  Additionally, mold can affect people in different ways and degrees of severity.  Below are some tips on mitigating mold:

  • If you notice a water leak, attend to it immediately.  Not only can the water cause a lot of damage in relation to materials, money and time in your home but leaving it unattended for even a couple days can allow mold to appear.
  • If mold is discovered or highly suspected, turn off your HVAC system to prevent the spread of spores to other parts of your residence.
  • Often it is possible to clean mold off of hard surfaces but material that is porous will most likely need to be removed, one of theses common items is drywall.
  • Regularly air out and clean known consistently humid environments like bathrooms.
  • Have a couple of companies contact information at hand, one being an industrial hygienist who can test the mold and write a protocol if necessary.  The second important company being a mold remediation company like SERVPRO.

At SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas, we have helped numerous customers with their dirty 4 letter word, "Mold".  Give us a call today to assess and remedy your situation.

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If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

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If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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