PBA Tip of the Day brought to you by George Deroche with Servpro (623) 780-9111.
What are the do’s and don’ts if you suspect you have a mold problem? George has the answer!
In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property.
If you have a mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety: 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 a SERVPRO Franchise Professional 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