Three Things Not to Do When You Find Mold in Your Seminole Home
And One Thing You Should Do for Mold Remediation: Call SERVPRO
Discovering mold in your home can be a jarring experience, especially if growth and damage are widespread. Many homeowners panic at such a discovery, even for relatively small problems, and find themselves clueless on dealing with the problem. The most important consideration is to remain calm. Panicking or acting rashly can only worsen the damage and make a proper remediation more difficult. For almost all mold damage cases, no matter how severe or innocuous they appear at face value, the best path to take should involve calling a certified company like SERVPRO to handle the disaster safely, cleanly, and in agreement with the local law.
Don't Put Off the Problem
Above all else, don't put mold damage to your Seminole home at the back of your mind. What one of the riskiest traps homeowners fall into is the assumption that because the mold damage has already been there for a long time, it should not cause much more damage if dealt with later. However, mold tends to grow exponentially and take even firmer root as time goes on, and as little as a few days could drastically exacerbate your mold damage.
Don't Clean Things Yourself
Many residents, fearful of the expenses that may come with a professional remediation job, may try to remove mold on their own. However, this is not only ineffective but also potentially dangerous, as some types of mold may be hazardous to handle without proper safety equipment. It is also often less costly to contact SERVPRO before trying anything yourself: insurance companies may penalize you for attempting repairs yourself and often pay for part or all of our fees. Check your homeowner policy for mold remediation coverage.
Don't Move Out Permanently
No matter how bad the mold damage is, you should never make arrangements to permanently move out of your home unless the property has been formally condemned (a very rare scenario). Our specialty lies in restoring your home to full functionality and aesthetics no matter how bad damage may be. For the worst mold damage cases, you may have to move out temporarily, but selling the property is fiscally ill-advised and a major strain on your family. The above is the most extreme of circumstances and typically not needed. With our HEPA filtrated equipment and expertise, barriers can be set up to isolate contaminated portions of your home or condo while remediation is ongoing.
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is available 24/7 to come to your aid should you find mold growing in your home. Give us a call at (727) 391-6212.