Mold Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Here are some mold damage tips to help you with the restoration process:

  1. Safety first: Before attempting to clean up mold damage, make sure that it is safe to enter the affected area. Wear protective gear such as gloves, a mask, and eye protection, and make sure the area is well-ventilated.

  2. Identify and eliminate the source of moisture: Mold thrives in moist environments, so it's important to identify and eliminate the source of moisture that is causing the mold growth. This could be a leaky pipe, a roof leak, or high humidity levels.

  3. Contain the affected area: Use plastic sheeting and tape to seal off the affected area from the rest of the building. This can help to prevent the spread of mold spores to other areas.

  4. Remove mold-damaged materials: Remove any mold-damaged materials such as drywall, carpet, and insulation. Bag these materials in plastic and dispose of them properly.

  5. Hire a professional mold removal company: For more severe mold damage, it's important to hire a professional mold removal company such as SERVPRO of Rocky Mount. They have the expertise and equipment to effectively remove mold and restore your home or building to its pre-damage condition.

Remember, mold damage can cause health problems and structural damage if not properly addressed. So it's important to act quickly and follow these tips to ensure that the restoration process goes as smoothly as possible.

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If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Rocky Mount for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

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If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Rocky Mount has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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