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Addressing Commercial Mold Damage in Eagle Rock

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall “Like it never even happened.”

Addressing Mold Damage Quickly in Eagle Rock Schools

Mold is one of the most challenging disasters that structures can face, specifically because it can spread dramatically through your Eagle Rock school before it surfaces. In many situations, a persistent leak from a boiler system or plumbing in the building can go unnoticed for weeks, allowing the moisture to migrate steadily through structural cavities and create a damp environment conducive to mold and microbial development.

As you likely already know, exposure to mold damage in Eagle Rock structures can be potentially harmful to the health of students and faculty. While our SERVPRO professionals have containment strategies to keep spores and the organism from moving to new areas of the school, this cannot happen without a prompt response.

Containment strategies include plastic sheeting as barriers surrounding the damaged areas to prevent the spread of microorganisms to other parts of the school. Air circulation gets severed so that this containment zone can be more efficiently managed for both drying and remediation purposes. Our responding remediation professionals must address both the present colonization through various removal strategies and long-term solutions for reducing moisture and dampness moving forward.

Remediation Approaches
No two mold damage situations are alike, but there are several strategies for removing active colonization where it gets discovered. Depending on the material affected, our SERVPRO team can:

    •    Use abrasive cleaning techniques on concrete masonry units (CMU) to remove mold growing on paint or masonry
    •    Utilize spray antimicrobial agents and biocides on lightly or possibly damaged surfaces to inhibit mold growth and make the surface uninhabitable to spreading spores
    •    Controlled demolition for drywall and other porous materials severely impacted by mold organisms and reconstructing these areas before allowing students and faculty back in the room

Remediation is one of the few areas of restoration where many successful approaches and strategies can vary from one job site to another. Whenever you discover mold colonies in your school, let our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale professionals help to isolate the problem and remove hazardous organisms from the facility as soon as possible. Give our professionals a call anytime at (323) 255-1000.

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