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Removing Mold Damage In Century City Homes

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Removing mold and restoring area homes is more than just a job for us.

Removing Mold

The last few months have been about the recent fires in our area, so mold is not a problem most Century City residents think about too often. While mold is not obvious like a roof fire, it can grow for weeks and months unnoticed until it spreads throughout the entire home.

As we work to restore the effects of the fires in Century City, SERVPRO technicians often find mold damage in many homes. It is a problem for restoration efforts since we have to stop other work and find the mold source. That raises the cost to the homeowner and her insurance company. Our technicians also take additional safety precautions since mold can affect the health of anyone inside the home.

Once we find the mold source, we spray it and the affected structural property with an anti-fungal, chemical agent. It destroys the surface mold, stopping the health threat, and reduces the chance of accidentally transferring live, active mold to unaffected parts of the home as we continue other restoration efforts.

If the mold is growing on an item already damaged by fire, it usually is cheaper to replace the item than to spend the dollars for labor and resources necessary to restore or repair it. Insurance companies have already calculated the cost-effectiveness in these situations and usually insist on the cheaper option. If the homeowner still wants to attempt restoration of a dining room table, for example, we can do that, but the SERVPRO team leader explains the costs involved and makes certain the customer understands the situation before continuing with the process.

In some instances, the work remains the same, and no additional effort is required. As an example, carpets require cleaning regardless if there is only smoke residue or if there is mold as well. In each case, we can use a commercial carpet cleaner to remove the contamination. The only change we make is to add an anti-microbial agent to the cleaning shampoo in the device.

Removing mold and restoring area homes is more than just a job for us. As a locally owned business, SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood understands that each of our customers is also one of our neighbors. If you need us, call (310) 390-7540 today for more information on what we can do for you.

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