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Cleaning and Removing Mold Damage in Colorado Springs

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Whether the mold damage is readily apparent or hidden, SERVPRO technicians are ready to remediate the infestation in your home. Call today.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Follow Standards Set by the IICRC

Unlike the after effects of a fire, mold damage is often difficult to find. It makes cleaning and removal even more challenging. Ensuring that your home is safe and structurally sound takes a professional restoration service.

To put a residence back together after mold damage in Colorado Springs, SERVPRO bases its processes on the standards of the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). We use this process to protect our customers and technicians while still providing the quickest method to remove mold and prevent recurrence.

One, we isolate the mold and reduce exposure. It eliminates casual traffic through the affected area and reduces the possibility of technicians contaminating clean areas of the home while cleaning and removing mold.

Two, we record the initial findings. Once our restoration crew sets foot on your property, we document everything. This record includes photographs and a written description of the mold and where we found it. Our inspectors also include air content testing of each room in your Colorado Springs home. These descriptions and test results in the unaffected areas form the baseline that we need to meet after we complete cleaning and removal.

Three, we control and reduce the level of mold at the source. After isolating the contamination, we use negative air machines to lessen the number of loose spores in the air and force them out of your home. Setting up these devices also pulls mold spores out of the air as we begin the mold and property removal.

Four, we physically remove mold and contaminated property. Actions include cleaning surfaces of the loose mold with sponges and cloths or using commercial vacuums for thicker, concentrated amounts. If the mold has grown into building material, we remove and dispose of it. If there are items (sofas and chairs) that we cannot clean on site, we cover them and remove them for cleaning at our facility.

Five, we change the environment. Since mold cannot expand and grow without enough moisture, we lower the humidity in the affected area to levels that cause any tiny amounts of spores to return to their dormant state.

After completing these steps, we test the affected areas to ensure they are at safe levels determined by the state and the EPA. At SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes, we take every action needed to return you to your home. As a locally owned franchise, Palmer Lake, Gleneagle, and Monument are our neighbors and not just a list of customers. If you suspect there is mold damage in your home, call us today at (719) 434-4626 for an inspection and a free estimate.

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