Belleair Beach Mold Damage and How to Avoid It
SERVPRO Uses an Arsenal of Products to Combat Mold Growth in Your Belleair Beach Condo
A mold infestation can be a disaster, just like a fire or flood. It does not grab the attention of homeowners like the other two, but if left unchecked, mold can cost just as much to restore your home regarding cleaning and replacement.
When it comes to stopping mold damage and cleaning it from a Belleair Beach home, SERVPRO maintains an extensive inventory of chemical agents to meet every requirement. These agents are antimicrobials for the most part. An antimicrobial is any chemical used to stop the development or limit the growth of microorganisms.
Disinfectants destroy almost 99 percent of the organisms they come into contact with on affected surfaces. Some of the common types we use are alcohols, chlorines, phenols, and formaldehyde.
Fungistats and Mildewstats slow the growth of fungi on organic materials. They do not harm the surfaces of these items and are the preferred chemical agent for paper, leather, and textiles.
Sanitizers reduce microbial levels to a range considered safe by public health agencies. These are effective to use in kitchens and bathrooms. Mold can grow back under the right conditions when using sanitizers, so regular use is needed.
Sporicides are effective in controlling fungal and bacterial spores. A potent disinfectant, they must be utilized sparingly and according to manufacturer directions.
Sterilants destroy all microorganisms they come into contact with, to include fungi and bacteria. These chemicals are potent and used only on surfaces that do not pit or suffer other damage when exposed to them. Sterilants are particularly useful for metal surfaces such as kitchen countertops, sinks, and faucets. Chlorine (bleach), at high concentrations, is a potent sterilant; but caution must be taken to avoid skin and eye contact.
Cleaning and restoring the effects of a mold infestation is not a quick or easy process. To ensure your home is livable once more, you need a professional company with decades of experience helping Pinellas County residents. SERVPRO of Largo has that experience, and the equipment and training to return your home to its pre-mold condition. Call us today at (727) 586-0060 for an inspection and estimate.
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