Removing Mold Damage from Fort Myers Homes
Steps for Remediating Mold Damage After a Storm
Fort Myers and the rest of Florida is drying out. There is still rain obviously, but the flood waters have receded or been removed in some manner. Now, homeowners and residents have a chance to deal with other recovery problems and issues. Unfortunately, one of them is mold.
After so much water, mold damage in Fort Myers is almost commonplace. Although it is too wet to climb around on a roof, residents are still finding mold in attics, crawlspaces, and in other areas that were considered safe otherwise. Restoring a residence that has suffered from a storm and now mold, needs the expertise and equipment SERVPRO brings to every home.
Our response team begins with containment. Since people are still rebuilding, the chance of contamination is much higher than usual. Our technicians seal off all contaminated areas using plastic sheeting to cover doors, entryways, and any points of damage that could spread mold spores. They also seal off the air and heating vents to prevent duct contamination or, if there is mold present, to stop it from spreading to other rooms.
Now, we remove the mold. The first step is to pull up or demolish infested carpets, drywall and other building material, and property like furniture. SERVPRO team members bag or wrap everything in order to remove it safely from the contaminated areas without risking cross-contamination. Once the structural and personal property is out, we vacuum up all loose particles using special HEPA filters that can trap even a single spore.
Once they complete vacuuming, technicians allow airborne spores time to settle out. They then wipe down every surface using dry cloths and sponges. If there are thicker amounts on ceilings or in corners, we use an anti-microbial cleaner to neutralize and break up the spores.
Our final action is prevention. We spray an anti-microbial agent in areas like attics and crawlspaces, then use dehumidifiers to lower the humidity and dry the previously infested rooms.
Returning a home to normal after any damage is difficult. Doing so after two incidents requires our specialists here at SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda. For more information or to schedule an inspection, call us today at (941) 575-5910.
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