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Mold Removal: Get Rid of Mold for Good

1/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold remediation at home in Manahawkin, NJ by SERVPRO of Point Pleasant.

Mold Removal: Get Rid of Mold for Good


Mold is unhealthy and unrelenting. Cases of black mold are also unsightly, while other types of mold can be more difficult to detect.


It doesn’t take much for mold to become a big problem in your home or business, especially here in Point Pleasant, NJ, where humid summers, year-round precipitation and proximity to the ocean foster mold growth.


What Exactly is Mold?

Mold is a fungus that exists just about everywhere, indoors and outdoors. There are hundreds of thousands of mold types, ranging in seriousness from completely harmless to major health hazard. Microscopic mold spores float in the air, entering your home through windows, doors, AC/heating systems, and other small cracks that allow airflow. They can also live on your clothing and pets.


Why and Where Does Mold Grow?

When mold spores find a thriving environment, they can quickly multiply into allergen- and irritant-producing colonies. Mold typically grows when there is some combination of:


  • Moisture (often from a leak)

  • Humidity

  • Warmth

  • Darkness

  • Oxygen

  • Poor Ventilation


Mold also needs a food source, whether it’s drywall, fabric, wood, or any other material found in your home or business. If you are having ongoing respiratory problems, throat irritation, sneezing fits, or unexplained health concerns, you should check for mold in in the following areas:


  • Under sinks

  • Behind walls

  • Around AC units

  • Around windows

  • Under carpeting

  • In the basement

  • In the laundry room

  • Anywhere that might have been dampened


How Does Mold Removal or Mold Remediation Work?

Since mold spores are in the air all the time, it’s impossible to completely eliminate mold. It’s more a matter of keeping it out of your home or business. You might come across “DIY” tricks for getting rid of mold, but they almost never work. The most effective option is usually to call a professional who can:


  • Locate and identify mold

  • Assess the damage

  • Contain the mold and keep it from spreading

  • Identify and repair sources of moisture

  • Provide air filtration

  • Physically remove the mold

  • Clean the affected area

  • Develop and execute a restoration plan


Mold Removal Experts

When choosing a mold removal company, it’s important to remember that killing the mold is more important than scoring a low price or “cheap deal.” SERVPRO of Point Pleasant specializes in mold removal and mold remediation, with a team of highly trained mold damage specialists and an arsenal of advanced equipment to effectively restore your home or business the first time around.


Mold can spread in as little as 48 hours–we will beat the clock and attend to your mold issue immediately so that it doesn’t worsen. As your neighbors, getting rid of mold once and for all is as important to us as it is to you. If you think you might have a mold problem, call us at 732-202-3001, or request help online. You can also learn more about our mold remediation and restoration services here.

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