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Mold Damage: Mold Grows in the Desert?

7/27/2016 (Permalink)

Mold damage can be difficult to detect early on, and can't be removed by Phoenix homeowners.

Mold Can Grow in Warmer Climates

Mold damage is often thought to be restricted to the wetter climates of North America, and the US Southwest is often relatively careless when it comes to preventing mold damage. However, even in hot, dry places, mold can be a big problem for homeowners. Mold damage can be difficult to detect early on, and can't be removed by homeowners. In most cases, heavy deodorization and sanitation equipment must be used to rid a home of its mold colonies.

The first step SERVPRO takes in many Phoenix mold damage removal jobs is to dehumidify the air. Often, mold colonies form in a particular room due to heavy and persistent humidity or wetness, and this must be taken care of as quickly as possible, along with any water damage to the area. This isn't always required, however, and your mold remediation process may be able to skip this step entirely.

Deodorizing Foggers
Ultra low volume (ULV) and thermal foggers work together to deodorize a room or home, as many types of mold release foul smells which can persist for extended periods of time unless handled precisely. These foggers are powerful, industrial-grade machines, and get the job done well.

Thorough Cleaning and Sanitization
Scrubbing off and sanitizing mold patches is tricky business, and requires specialized training. Some types of mold can cause ill health effects, so caution must be taken even as professionals work to remove the mold as quickly as possible. Also, fabrics such as shower curtains or drapes may need specialist cleaning or possibly replacement, as mold spores are microscopic and can penetrate into the tiniest crevasses of these fabrics.

SERVPRO of Avondale / Goodyear / Southwest Phoenix is experienced with all kinds of desert mold colonies and has helped countless local homes and businesses to scrub out mold from their properties. If you need professional mold cleanup and remediation services, call us 24/7 at (623) 537-9999 for a quote or services.

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