Mold Damage Ortega Calls for Inspection and Remediation
SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold Issues in Your Ortega Property
We do not usually associate mold with California. The sunny weather makes people think it cannot happen in a city like Ortega, but the truth is very different. As long as mold spores have a source of food and moisture, it can expand and grow in any home.
With those two factors in place and a temperature between 68 and 86 degrees, mold damage in Ortega homes can happen year-round. The food source is the building material itself; i.e., drywall, ceiling tiles, carpets, and even the wood in wall framing. The moisture source can be a tiny pool of water from a leaking roof or a loose intake hose on a dishwasher. SERVPRO has over three decades of experience in finding the origin of mold and eliminating both it and the sources that feed it.
We trace mold to its origin point using visual inspections, air content meters, and the nose of course. Many fungi give off that tell-tale musty odor which is how many people first suspect a problem. Unfortunately, it does not provide a location past which end of the house it might be.
Our best tool for finding the mold is an air content meter. With it, technicians measure various points in the home until we find the highest content and then follow it back to the highest number we can measure. Once we have that, the visual inspection begins. At times, a mold stain is visible on a wall or object, and we can start from that point with the inspection.
SERVPRO looks above ceilings and removes and checks behind floor and wall trim. If we do not see mold, then we have to look at the walls and under carpets. Once a technician finds it, he follows the growth back to the point of origin, marking locations where there is a source of water and where the mold has grown into building material, feeding on it.
When we have the point of origin, we can exterminate the mold. Technicians remove the water or moisture and if possible, repair the source of the leak. We then spray the affected surfaces with an anti-fungal agent and then remove the material that has mold growing into it.
Stopping and removing mold is not a simple task, but we can accomplish it safely and quickly. If you have or merely suspect a mold problem in your home, contact SERVPRO of Stockton at (209) 477-3090 today. We are here to help.
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