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Mold Removal Specialist

2/13/2023 (Permalink)

Black mold on drywall SERVPRO of Highland discovered black mold inside the walls. It had been spreading for a long period of time without the homeowner awareness.

Do you see mold in your home? Do you think you have a mold problem? 

Mold can start from a small water leak that goes unnoticed especially if a room has poor ventilation. Mold grows very quickly and spreads sporadically resulting in significant damage. When you see mold, it can be an indicator of a bigger problem. If you suspect you have mold call SERVPRO of Highland / North Redlands to come and assess your mold situation. 

Is mold dangerous? 

Mold is a very scary thing to have in your home because yes it can be dangerous. If mold is left untreated it can work its way into your duct work and cause lasting damages for you and your family.  

How long does it Take for mold to grow? 

Mold begins to grow as soon as its spores touch damp wood, fabric, drywall etc. and it can spread around the home with in 24 to 48 hours According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It invades your home and begins to spread one square inch per day. With in 18-21 days, it becomes visible. 

Can I get rid of mold?

You can wipe it off with some bleach and water but if you see it growing on drywall, it's usually growing on both sides of the paper coating, so wiping it off the surface doesn't always get rid of the colony.  We recommend getting an inspection from SERVPRO of Highland / North Redland's for mold remediation. It's best to get it inspected because you never know how much damage it has done to your home. Mold grows rapidly behind walls where it's hidden. Mold causes damage to walls, wood, beams and even your home structure.  

Who to call  

SERVPRO of Highland / North Redlands is here to help you overcome all your mold issues. At SERVPRO, our team of professionals will locate and address the source of your mold problem. We will remove any mold growth and treat the area to prevent any future mold growth. Call us today at (909) 425-1115 to schedule your free inspection. 

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