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Selling Your House But Have Mold? SERVPRO of New Orleans Uptown & Mid-City Can Help!

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

With the housing market right now, you may want to sell your New Orleans home this Spring, but how can you sell your home with mold? For most home buyers, discovering mold is a deal-breaker but It doesn’t have to be.

Mold is everywhere:

  • It takes roughly 24 to 48 hours to start growing after water damage.
  • Mold needs a moisture source to grow.
  • Mold feeds on any organic material such as wood, paper, drywall, carpet, clothes, 

Step 1: Fix the Leak/Source of moisture

  • SERVPRO of New Orleans Uptown & Mid-City is not a leak detection or plumbing company so you will need to hire a plumber for this part.

Step 2: If anyone in the house is experiencing health effects, we refer the customer to an Industrial Hygienist, who can:

  • Do a full site visual inspection.
  • Collect and test cultured air and surface samples.
  • Measure the home moisture levels.
  • Include their findings and recommendations in a report called a protocol, which is given to the customer.
  • Customer sends the protocol to us, SERVPRO of New Orleans Uptown & Mid-City

Step 3: Once the source of moisture has been fixed, SERVPRO of New Orleans Uptown & Mid-City

  • can do an assessment and give a price range to you or your insurance company.
  • Start the mold remediation process

Springtime in Louisiana is wet and humid, so just know we get a lot of these calls and you are not alone.

For more information about our Mold Remediation Process, click here.

For more information about Industrial Hygienists, click here.

For a really cool EPA Interactive “Mold House Tour” click here.

Have water damage and mold? Call SERVPRO of New Orleans Uptown & Mid-City. We’re “Here to Help” with our 24/7 Emergency Service.

Key Steps of the Mold Containment Process

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

Assessment and Inspection Once you contact the remediation professionals, they should show up at your property for a mold damage assessment. In as little as 48 hours a small mold issue could spread like wildfire. It is important to contact the professionals at the first sign of mold. Upon arrival, our team will use different technologies to detect hidden mold growth.
 

Containment Experts should similarly utilize the latest techniques to limit mold contamination. For instance, negative air chambers can isolate the affected area. The mold cleanup professionals may even have HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers that prevent the spores from spreading through the air. The pros may also use more traditional techniques such as putting up physical barriers and turning off HVAC systems. 
 

Removal Depending on the extent of the contamination, some mold-infested items may have to be thrown away or removed from your property. This may include porous assets such as carpet or drywall. 
 

Cleaning The cleanup professionals will then turn their attention to materials that can be restored, such as curtains and furniture. They will sanitize these items and use fogging equipment to eliminate odors.
 

Restoration Finally, the experts will restore your building to the way it was before the infestation. Our construction team will gladly help replace any items such as carpet or drywall that were removed.