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How Does Mold Get Removed from My Brandon Clinic?

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

Mold around a door seal. Mold in your Brandon facility can be dangerous, call SERVPRO today.

Mold can worsen without immediate action, so our SERVPRO remediators respond quickly to help. 

Mold can be a substantial threat to the patients and staff of your Brandonclinic. Because you are promoting an area to help people get healthy or to recover from their various illnesses, your diligence against possible microbial threats like mold is vital. Identifying a threat is the first step, as our SERVPRO remediators cannot help a situation that they do not know about yet. Identifying active mold growth can happen in several ways, including:

  • Musty odors
  • Spotting on drywall and other surfaces
  • Material deterioration
  • Persistent moisture

While there are many mold removal companies for your Brandon clinic when these situations arise, there are specific advantages to choosing the experience of our SERVPRO team. With an extensive roster of technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT), we can have confident and experienced professionals mobilized quickly no matter when disasters like mold growth get discovered.

Does Mold Go Away on Its Own? 

There are many myths surrounding mold, and trusting in bad information that you can find online or through word-of-mouth can leave the situation unresolved and just as potentially hazardous. One of the most commonly distributed myths about mold is that without intervention, the organism dissipates on its own eventually. Instead, allowing the mold colonies to 'run their course' can lead to some unfavorable conditions. Here are some quick facts about what mold can do:

  • Fast-Spreading – One of the aspects that makes mold such a danger to your clinic and its patients is how fast the organism can spread throughout the facility.
  • Structural Deterioration – Mold colonies use hosting organic materials as a food source. This process deteriorates wall systems and ceiling materials exposed.

 How Do Remediators Determine Problem Areas? 

There are a few methods that our technicians can use to identify the presence of mold colonies. These are effective to determine the spread and severity of active colonization. Scoping out a mold loss involves sophisticated tools and equipment and direct monitoring of potentially problematic areas. Continually damp areas of your facility can create the ideal conditions for mold growth, and these points can also get identified with our surface moisture meters and thermal image cameras. The three main identifying factors for potential mold growth during our team inspection include:

  • Visible Growth
  • Moist Areas
  • Musty Odors

Can Mold Colonies Get Removed? 

Remediation is much different from mold removal, as no mold restoration company can remove the entirety of spores and microbes from any structure. Spores exist naturally in nearly every environment, but do not become a potential hazard for those exposed until moist conditions allow the spores to begin growing into a colony on an organic surface in the clinic. Once this process has started, it can quickly spread through structural materials, but also furniture like office chairs, stools, carpeting, and other sensitive surfaces. Removing active colonization with remediation often involves several practices, including:

  • Antimicrobial Wipe Cleaning – We have many potent cleaning products designed to inhibit the growth of mold and to destroy newly forming colonies. 
  • Sanding – With handheld sanders and powered equipment, our teams can work to remove the surface layers of sensitive structural elements and framework. This approach is useful when the organism has not spread far beyond the surface.
  • Soda Blasting – Soda blasting takes pressurized air with various media, eliminates surface colonization, and can even affect embedded threats to eradicate the entire organism's hyphae.
  • Controlled Demolition – Sometimes, the fastest path to getting examination rooms and other communal areas of your clinic back to preloss condition is controlled demolition. This process removes overly affected portions of structural elements to get later repaired or replaced.

Can SERVPRO Rebuild After Demolition? 

With a team of in-house contractors, we can seamlessly transition between the initial remediation efforts and reconstruction needs of the clinic. A fast movement between these phases ensures that you do not have to limit your offerings to patients by having portions of the facility behind containment barriers for extended periods.

It is vital to get the situation resolved as soon as possible whenever you discover mold and fungal threats in your clinic. Our SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview team can help with highly trained remediation specialists. Give us a call today at (813) 741-3473.

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