Why Hire A Professional to Handle Mold?
Why Hire A Professional to Handle Mold?
Water damage is always a troubling issue for homeowners, but when water enters your home it can open it up to an even more dangerous invader, mold. Unfortunately, in the Ft. Lauderdale area where hurricanes are a regular occurrence, water and mold are common issues. For residents of this area it is particularly important to know how to handle mold to minimize the threat to your family.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, mold can cause health effects. Since mold can grow and spread fast, it is absolutely vital that you address any issues as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
While there are DIY steps you can take to help protect your home from mold or remove mold build up, including keeping all surfaces dry, fixing any potential water leaks and ensuring your entire home is properly ventilated, the best and safest way to handle mold issues is to hire a professional mold remediation company.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has plenty of information about the potential health effects of mold as well as a list of resources for cleanup and treatment. If you have a mold problem or are concerned about the potential for mold infestation, this can be a great starting point.
Beyond this, your best choice is to hire a professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North. We have the training and expertise necessary to recognize and locate mold infestations and state-of-the art equipment designed to thoroughly address the issue and remove all traces of mold from your home
Why Call The Pros?
You may think that you are perfectly capable of handling mold removal on your own, but here are a few specific reasons why it makes more sense to trust the job to the professionals:
- We can provide a proper inspection/assessment – We are trained and certified as mold remediation experts so we know exactly what to look for and will thoroughly inspect every inch of your home. We’ll even take a close look at your air ducts, which can be a vital step to prevent mold from spreading throughout the home.
- We know how to treat the problem – With certification in Applied Microbial Restoration from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI), we are prepared to handle any problem and know exactly what steps to take to ensure that your home is thoroughly treated.
- We’ll help prevent future problems – Proper mold remediation is about more than just treating the current problem; it should also ensure that you won’t face any more problems in the future. At SERVPRO we follow the five principals of mold remediation: safety and health, project documentation, control the contaminant at its source, remove contaminant and prevent further contamination by correcting the underlying moisture problem. With this approach, we’ll help to safeguard your home against future mold outbreaks by ensuring that any water issues are addressed and the threat of further mold growth is eliminated.
- We’ll help you save money – We’re homeowners ourselves, so we understand how costly maintaining a home can be. While you might think that you’re saving yourself money by undertaking remediation on your own, that can actually open you up to more expenses if your DIY measures don’t solve the problem. By hiring a professional remediation company now, you can save yourself money in the long run by ensuring that the problem is handled correctly from the start.
Don’t Hesitate To Make That Call
Mold grows extremely fast. In fact, it can begin to spread within 48 hours after water damage occurs. So the sooner you begin to properly address the problem, the better. You don’t want to take any chances with the health of your family, so when water damage occurs you should act quickly to call in the professionals and begin the remediation process.
As residents of the Ft. Lauderdale North area ourselves, we understand how critical water damage can be and that’s why SERVPRO is ready to respond as quickly as possible. We offer 24 hour emergency service and we’ll stick with the project until your home is restored to its previous condition. We’ll even help you navigate through the often complicated and difficult process of filing an insurance claim because we know what kind of a headache that can be.
When it comes to mold, you can’t afford to take any chances. Don’t assume that you can handle it yourself; be safe and give yourself peace of mind by calling the professionals at SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North. We’re ready to answer your call at any time and we guarantee results because we treat your home as if it were our own.
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