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Mold Growth, Spores, and Why SERVPRO for Mold Damage Remediations in Cutler Bay

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

Spotted mold in your home? Call us right away to mitigate the situation. Our technicians are certified in mold damage remediation.

Why SERVPRO? We Can Safely Remove Mold Infestations from Your Home

Both OSHA and the EPA agree that chlorine bleach ("sodium hypochlorite") does not entirely kill mold growth. Bleach is a great disinfecting product, but it is not a good choice for mold. When bleach is used on mold growth, the bleach changes the fungi coloring, not the mold spores. It appears that the mold is completely gone, but within a week or two, it usually comes back and sometimes worse than before.

Mold damage in Cutler Bay is an unhealthy situation. Using chlorine bleach will not get rid of the mold if it appears on a porous surface. This means that it is made not to soak deep down to reach spore roots. It is better as a disinfectant on surfaces like tile or glass. To survive, mold spore roots ("Mycelia") must spread deep into a porous surface.

Mold Damage Remediation

Mold remediation needs a specialized cleanser. It must get deep into the wood and other porous building material to destroy its roots. Another reason bleach does not kill mold spores is because bleach is 90% water, and this is one of the ingredients that mold loves. When chlorine bleach is used on mold, the chlorine evaporates quickly, leaving behind water.

Naturally, the water soaks into the porous surface feeding the mold. Yes, the surface looks clean when bleach is applied, but its roots are invisible. They are there and spreading. The goal is to remove mold at its roots. Mold remediation contractors use advanced products that can adequately disinfect mold-infested products like wood.

There are eco-friendly anti-microbial cleaning products that can remove mold, its spores, and its roots. We don't want to give chlorine bleach a bad rap. It is an effective sanitizing product that kills mold on hard non-porous surfaces, and it also neutralizes indoor mold allergens.

SERVPRO is your one-stop remediation company. If mold damage is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate it. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your emergency mold removal services. We invest in ongoing mold remediation training and advanced equipment and solutions to better serve you.

Your Cutler Bay home or business is your most significant investment, and SERVPRO of Cutler Bay wants to help you take care of it. Reach out and call us today at (305) 278-8484. Let us perform a mold test and answer any questions that you may have.

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