What Should I Do Once Black Mold Has Developed Inside My Exeter Office Bathroom?
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Slow water leaks or spills in your Exeter office's bathroom can get organic materials wet and be the cause of fungal formations. Once fungi form structures called hyphae, develop and spread in all three directions. As the fungus grows, it releases spores into the air for reproductive purposes.
How can you remove the mold from my office and keep it from spreading?
Most professional mold removal companies in Exeter, including SERVPRO, follow strict guidelines set by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the EPA when mitigating fungal contamination. The following steps can be performed by our technicians to remove the fungi and keep it from spreading to previously unaffected areas of your house:
• Containment: One of our main goals during the remediation process is to prevent mold and its spores from spreading. Once a fungus develops, it releases spores into the air that can cause further contamination if it runs into a wet organic substance. Therefore, before we begin any mitigation efforts, we can set up a containment chamber with thick plastic to trap in any particle that is present in the atmosphere.
• Sanding/Sodablasting: If black mold is already visible inside your office's bathroom, then we can remove the formations. Depending on the severity of the contamination and the surface affected, we can either sand down or soda blast off the contaminants and then seal the affected surface with a specialized sealant like Killz. Soda blasting uses baking soda to strip out and chemically neutralize fungal formations.
• Applying Antimicrobial Chemicals: Some household chemicals such as bleach can help eliminate mold itself, but the spores created are best destroyed by using a phenolic such as Sporicidin. These chemical products can get applied to all of the surfaces inside your affected office bathroom.
If black mold starts to develop anywhere inside your office bathroom, call SERVPRO of The Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham at (603) 433-4300 immediately.