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Mold vs. Homeowner

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

It is not uncommon to discover mold in homes in the Kendall County area.  Mold tends to grow in damp or humid spots with poor air circulation such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, or attics and basements.  

Often times a small area of surface mold is a problem the homeowner can safely handle themselves with a diluted bleach solution of no more than 1 part bleach to 10 parts water.  The Center for Disease Control has outlined a fairly comprehensive strategy for in-home mold remediation.  However, their article recommends that homeowners should not attempt a mold remediation of more than 10 square feet by themselves.  Anything over that limit requires professional attention by IICRC Certified mold remediation technicians, like SERVPRO of Kendall County. If you want to know what you’re looking at, you can collect samples yourselves and send them to mold laboratories that can test air samples or pieces of material and tell you whether you have mold or not. 

Our highly trained technicians consider what the source of the moisture is - making sure to dry the affected area completely to prevent further mold growth in the future.  We take appropriate measures, such as plastic containment, negative air pressure, and High-Efficiency Particulate Air filtering to prevent further contamination of the home by mold spores that may become airborne during the remediation.

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