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Mold Facts

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

Mold due to leak behind the toilet.

Have you ever been advised that all mold can be removed?  Unfortunately, that is far from the truth.  It's impossible to remove all mold from a home or business, mold spore are both indoors and outdoors. Mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Consider these helpful mold facts below:

  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold areas
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, door, or AC/ heating systems. They even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or pets.
  • Mold spores are present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants. If you sustain a water damage in your home or business, the faster you dry it out, the less chance you have for mold growth.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Higher humidity areas have a greater increase in mold growth. Consider keeping indoor humidity below 45% to reduce the chance of mold growth.

 In the State of Texas, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) regulates businesses that test for mold, or perform mold cleanup (remediation). A licensed mold assessment consultant evaluates whether mold growth is present and to what extent. A mold remediation contractor such as SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East performs the mold cleanup following a protocol written by the consultant. Therefore, to prevent conflicts of interest, the rules prohibit a license from conducting both mold assessment and mold remediation on the same project. Trust our highly IICRC Certified technicians and let them make it "Like it never even happened."

For more information about State rules please visit their website https://tdlr.texas.gov

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