Mold can take over
Heavy mold growth occurred after a pipe leaked while this home was vacant.
SERVPRO specializes in remediation work of all kinds. This bathroom suffered from microbial growth that wicked almost four feet up the wall. With growth like this, it is required by the IICRC S520 standard to remove all affected materials. Our microbial growth specialists set up containment to keep any particles that may be aerosolized during the work contained in a small area to make clean up easier. They then removed the drywall, door casing, and door jamb and then treated the framing to seal in any spores that may have rooted in non-removable structure items. After all the affected material were removed, they cleaned up any remaining debris, then fogged the contained area to prevent spores from spreading any further.
The reconstruction division then stepped in and replaced the drywall, door jamb, and door casing then finished up with texture and paint to make it look "Like it never even happened."
Your Mold Damage Partner in Kailua
Laundry issues such as a leak or a clogged dryer vent can contribute to mold damage in your home. Call SERVPRO to investigate the damage today.
SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home and Help Prevent a Recurrence
Hawaii has a climate that features daily rains and high humidity in most areas, and our community is no exception. The amount of moisture possible in your home can be significant at any given time, meaning you need to be vigilant and check for microbial growth. Our teams of fully trained mold remediation specialists are always available if the microbes seem to have the upper hand.
You have all the safeguards in place to limit mold damage in your Kailua home. Your bathrooms have operating exhaust fans tripped by the rooms’ light switches. The kitchen also features, and you use, a properly sized and vented hood fan over your cooking area. Air conditioning runs as recommended to not only cool the air but also to remove as much moisture as possible. The drains and condenser coils are clean. If despite all, your efforts fail and you notice mold growth in your laundry room, we can help abate the current mold outbreak and assist you in troubleshooting the reason for the mold damage.
SERVPRO mold remediation follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) protocol. First, we contain the mold, including using negative pressure air scrubbers while we work, venting potentially contaminated air outside. Then we remove the mold colony and any porous materials it infiltrates, and dispose of it according to hazardous waste rules. We finish the cleanup by using professional antimicrobials to destroy this outbreak.
The last, but arguably most important, step our technicians take is to find the moisture that fueled this most recent mold problem. The average air humidity in Kailua is always over 60 percent, edging into “danger zone” that encourages mold spores to blossom into colonies. You plan for this with indoor technology that reduces ambient moisture in your home to between 30 and 50 percent. Since you take this care, the mold that does grow is likely feeding off another moisture source. SERVPRO crew members seek and discover unexpected sources of moisture you overlook to get things back into balance.
SERVPRO’s inspection reveals a clogged clothes dryer vent, incompletely sending damp air outside of the home when the dryer operates. That moist air supported mold growth. We clean out the vent and recommend consistent removal of lint from the dryer’s filter as another way to reduce moisture in the laundry room. This practical response combined with your other best practices gives your home the best chance to remain mold-free into the future.
Mold damage restoration is a specialty of SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie. Call us at (808) 235-5015 to discuss this common problem in our humid climate. We have solutions to keep the mold under control.
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