Mold Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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SERVPRO of South & West Charleston Mold Damage Tips 

Mold growth can happen in as little as 48 hours. After water damage occurs on your property and is restored, your next concern should be mold growth. Moisture breeds mold. It does not matter whether from a leak or a flood, if there is remaining moisture you need to ensure that a professional handles the process. Mold can be difficult to diagnose. Which is why if you think something looks off, the best course of action will be to alert one of our professionals. Since there are many different kinds of mold, if you see or smell anything you believe resembles mold call our team at (843) 823-7400 to diagnose the situation. 

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If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of South & West Charleston for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Mold Remediation Services

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of South & West Charleston has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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