Mold Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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When coming across mold it is imperative you call professionals to properly create procedures to dispose of it.

No matter how large or small, mold releases allergens that can create a hazardous environment. Here are a couple tips to ensure your property is safe:

DO NOT agitate the mold. Attempting to wipe or clean will bring up spores into the environment.

DO NOT turn on any fans or a/c in the affected area. This will also spread spores around the environment. If you must turn on the a/c or fan, make sure the affected area is in an air tight containment. 

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If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Irvine 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.

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If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Irvine has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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