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What Can I Do While Waiting for Professional Help to Arrive if I Discover a Mold Outbreak in My Beckley Home?

4/2/2024 (Permalink)

A person discovers a mold outbreak in their home. We are leaders in mold remediation services in Raleigh County.

Our local Beckley team has the training, equipment, and experience to restore mold outbreaks in homes and commercial buildings in Beckley. Our technicians are certified in applied microbial remediation by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industries. Here are some mold damage emergency tips for things you can and should not do while waiting for professional help to arrive:

Important Facts

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to 72 hours.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and fans.
  • Contact our Beckley offices for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Call Us Today!

Mold outbreaks are often a symptom of water damage. When you discover mold growing in your Beckley home or commercial business, our local Beckley team is Here to Help. ® We will locate the source of the excess water and make repairs to minimize the chances of the mold returning once the remediation process is complete. Call us today at 304-253-6633.

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