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Debunking Mold Removal Myths and Finding Professional Help in Livingston, NJ

August 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

Mold is a serious issue that can result in a variety of problems. For instance, mold can damage the structural integrity of your Livingston, NJ home and cause your belongings to deteriorate. If you suspect mold in your home, contact the experts at ServiceMaster Metropolitan for mold removal.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths surrounding mold and mold removal. Here, examine the two of the most prevalent mold removal myth and debunk them!

Debunking Mold Removal Myths

Myth #1Bleach Kills Mold Present on any Type of Surface

You may think that splashing some bleach on mold will be enough to remove it. Our trained and experienced technicians know better. A majority of the retail bleach products available on the market aren’t effective for removing mold from porous surfaces.

When it comes to semi-porous and porous materials like drywall, ceiling tile, carpet, and wood, the bleach may not come into contact with the mold’s roots. This means the mold can easily grow back later.


Myth #2Dead Mold Doesn’t Cause Problems

Mold remains dormant until conditions become favorable for its regrowth. Even in its dormant condition, mold can release spores so it can reproduce and start reappearing when the moisture problem resurfaces.

This is just one of the many reasons it’s so important to find professional help for mold removal.


Training to Deal with Asbestos

Some mold scenarios come with added complications, such as the presence of lead based pain or asbestos.

Let’s look at an example to understand what our experts do when this type of problem is faced.

Suppose, during a storm, the roof of a house gets damaged and water gets into the living areas and attic. If there’s a delay in water damage restoration work, the water damaged insulation will facilitate mold growth in the attic.

The complexity of the work can increase if water travels all the way to the basement. The solution involves removal of surface materials from walls and ceilings of the affected areas.

Things will be further complicated if plaster contains asbestos or is covered with lead-based paint. Our experts will utilize their experience and select the most appropriate option to remove the surface material by creating a tightly controlled environment in all the rooms where the problem exists.

Experience is essential to effective mold removal work, and the technicians at ServiceMaster Metropolitan have the training, certification, and equipment to deal with it to ensure the mold is safely removed and the underlying problem that caused it is fixed.

If you have concerns that your home may have a mold problem or need additional information on our other services, please give us a call today at (855) 560-7999.

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