“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

Mold can be a confusing and sometimes misleading topic. While it may be common to hear claims from other companies citing “complete mold removal”, it is impossible to ever completely remove mold. Mold spores are naturally occurring almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Mold is microscopic and travels through the air into homes and businesses and while it is not always harmful, it is important to know which types can negatively affect your property. Regardless of the type of mold, SERVPRO of Chino/Chino Hills can quickly assess and address the mold in your home or business and take the appropriate actions from there.

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Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (909) 548-3191
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

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