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The 4 Step Procedure for Dealing with Commercial Mold Damage in Miami

10/25/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Can Close Down a Business in Miami

Count On SERVPRO for Mold Remediation for Your Business

If you’ve ever experienced minor flooding in your business – from a leaking tap, for example – you’re probably aware of the importance of mold damage remediation and control. In the presence of moisture, mold thrives. And, as it can compromise air quality and cause health problems for some, it must be quickly removed and neutralized.

Fortunately, this is an easy task with the help of SERVPRO. We have years of experience dealing with commercial mold damage in Miami businesses. So, not only do we have the right tools for the job, our experts are specially trained to identify and eliminate problem areas within damaged properties. We do it fast, and we do it safely to protect the health of your employees and your business.

This guide to a standard four-step mold remediation procedure will give you some information on what to expect from the process.

Step One: Make a Safety Assessment
The first step is always to inspect the business and make a decision as to how to deal with the occupants. The SERVPRO team may request that your employees vacate all or part of the building. Full evacuations are very rare because mold damage is usually confined to one room, corner, or stretch of a ceiling. Nevertheless, this measure is for your safety, and you must ensure that employees comply.

Step Two: Take a Written Report
Once the contaminated area has been secured and there is little chance of employees spreading mold materials to other parts of the building, the team will draw up a written report. This will document the extent of the damage. It may form a useful part of your insurance claim once the remediation process is complete.

Step Three: Remove Damaged Materials
The SERVPRO technicians will then begin to safely remove any materials that are so infested with mold that they cannot be salvaged. In extreme cases, this may include parts of porous drywall and ceiling. If this is needed, negative air machines will be used to expel the contaminants in the atmosphere to the exterior. Moderately soiled items will be vacuumed with HEPA filters and cleaned with detergents.

Step Four: Eradicate the Source of the Mold
Mold flourishes in the presence of moisture. Even if all of the damaged materials and contaminants are safely removed, the problem will return if there is still a leak or other issue present. This is why mold remediation experts are also trained to find and repair sources of moisture in commercial buildings.

If you fear a mold problem in your Miami business, it is critical that you call our experts. This type of problem can spread fast and pose a danger to your inventory and foot traffic. As SERVPRO of South Miami is a local business, we respond to calls fast. Call us 24/7 at (305) 269-8900.

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