Mold Damage on Basement Wall

Mold Damage Cleanup for Southeast Michigan Homes and Businesses

It’s disgusting when you find mold growing on old food in your refrigerator. That’s something you can control and get rid of easily.

But what about the mold in your home or business that spreads because of untreated water damage? How can you get rid of mold when you may not even know it is there, or how bad it is?

Think of mold as a hidden monster with the ability to grow quickly, eat what it needs to thrive, and spread invisibly throughout your home – causing not only property damage but also posing a health risk to you and your family.

In less than 48 hours, mold grows in damp and humid conditions, or in wet areas that have not been properly dried and cleaned. Mold inside a building always has plenty to eat because it thrives on the organic materials found in wood and drywall. And tiny mold spores move through the building with the flow of air movement.

Causes of Indoor Mold

There are many reasons why mold spores begin growing indoors. Water disasters such as a burst water pipe, roof leak, storm damage or sewer backup leave water in areas that seem obvious. As water soaks into porous materials, mildew and mold spores grow and spread.

Less obvious water problems also bring mold. A slow-leaking pipe in the wall, appliance malfunction, or water seepage through the foundation may not be evident but will result in mold if not repaired quickly.

Health Problems from Mold

Mold exposure is an urgent health issue. Black mold can cause allergic reactions in people that can become serious and long-lasting. While a physician can best determine the cause, many people have attributed the following symptoms to mold:

  • Respiratory issues
  • Skin irritation and inflammation
  • Fatigue, nausea, and mental impairment
  • Suppressed immune system
  • Irritation of the mucous membranes

Get Professional Mold Removal

Trust the experts with ServiceMaster Restore® who are highly trained and certified in mold remediation, often known as mold removal. They can determine if your problem is mildew in the home or black mold; and both require specialized methods of removal.

The ServiceMaster by the Border specialists are trained to look for evidence of water damage and mold growth. First, we inspect and assess the damage, report to your insurance company, and contain the existing mold. We also filter the air to remove airborne mold spores while we remove the mold following stringent protocols.

Our technicians use the latest water drying techniques to reduce the possibility of mold and mildew spreading throughout your building. Finally, your property and belongings are thoroughly cleaned to restore to a condition before mold invaded your home.

If you had water issues in your building, avoid further mold damage calling ServiceMaster by the Border today.