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Mold Damage in Shingle Springs. What do I do?

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

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Mold can be a serious problem for any homeowner, especially when it comes to getting rid of the odor once the visible mold has been removed. If you are experiencing this issue in the aftermath of a flood, storm, or other moisture damage, then you know the smell of mold can be quite unpleasant! However, there are a few ways you can handle the odor until a mold cleanup and remediation company like SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville can be called in to help with the problem!

So let’s learn about mold. One fact that may help you is to understand the musty smell that mold emits is due to the mycotoxin it releases as it eats and grows. The more mold that is present, the stronger the odor is likely to be. Black mold can smell particularly strong, and you may even catch the smell before you see any visual signs.

Reduce Indoor Moisture

Moisture is the main contributor to mold growth and high humidity can cause it to grow on a variety of surfaces, such as:

  • Paper
  • Wood
  • Drywall

You can reduce indoor moisture with fans and by opening windows. This may help stunt mold growth and reduce the odor. It is important to remember that this is probably a temporary fix and that the air may still need to be cleaned by professionals.

Have A Professional Inspect

Professional mold removal technicians have machines available that clean the air instead of simply masking it with air fresheners. The equipment we use ranges from air scrubbers to ozone machines that can destroy molecules in the air that cause the musty odor and leave any room smelling fresh. This type of mold remediation can ensure that the smell will not return once the process is complete. 

Knowing how to handle these smells can help expedite the cleanup process and leave your home smelling pleasant once more. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville are available to service for mold damage in Shingle Springs, Diamond Springs, El Dorado Hills, Placerville and  Cameron Park. 

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