Mold Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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When there is mold present in a home or business, it is not always discovered immediately. Mold thrives in damp, dark places such as behind walls, ceilings and cabinets - all places where it can hide quite easily. We often get calls from our clients when they discover mold during a renovation - the cabinets or appliances have been moved and the mold becomes evident. Leaking or poorly ventilated attics and flooded basements are also prime spots for mold growth. Mold can grow within days after a structure has had water damage and spread quickly if not addressed. You might find yourself becoming concerned about a mold infestation if you notice a musty smell, see suspicious black stains on your cabinets or are experiencing an unexplained illness.

If you feel unsettled about whether there might be mold in your home, call us at (203) 267-6262 to schedule an appointment.  Regardless of whether or not your home needs professional remediation, an inspection by our experts will give you peace of mind. In the meantime, there are a few tips that our mold remediation technicians advise you follow to reduce your exposure to mold any further.  

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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 Southbury / Torrington 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 Southbury / Torrington has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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