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What's that smell?

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold often produces a distinctive scent that many would describe as a 'smelly odor' that rarely goes away. This odor might decrease when the humidity decreases or the temperature is cooler, but the moldy smell never truly goes away. Spores from growing mold are often released, and it is the chemicals that these spores carry with them that can cause an otherwise very clean home, to have a musty smell.

Your home can develop mold damage when moisture levels are high enough to support mold colonies. Fungi require a steady supply of moisture to continue to grow and SERVPRO crews use this to find where mold is lurking in your home. Our fully trained microbial remediation technicians use building moisture thermography, also known as BMT,  to detect higher levels of moisture that could be a source of water for the mold. Not every area that has greater than normal levels of moisture has mold, but drier areas are less likely to be able to support living mold colonies.

Removing drywall and other materials from your home that have been damaged by mold is part of the remediation process. Sometimes, replacement of these materials with new materials is sufficient, but other items can be cleaned and then returned depending on the severity.

Carpeting is one type of material in your home that needs to be examined before deciding to replace or restore. Changing your carpeting when remediating mold can be a low-cost way to remodel areas of your home. It 's hard to remove mold and spores from carpeting because of the fibrous nature of the carpeting and its backing in cases of severe infestations.

Other types of flooring are often restored as well. Wood floors can be sanded and resealed and our technicians can clean linoleum floors when the damage is not extensive.

SERVPRO knows that every part of your home is important, and we make sure that every area where mold exists in your home is remediated. We easily and accurately locate where water may be entering into your home so that we eliminate future problems before they begin.

Call SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest at (559) 261-9765 to rid your home of the moldy smell for good. We take your calls at any day or night and are prepared to help you.