Helping Our Realtors With Mold Damage
As a realtor, you work hard at finding people a place they can call home. You also work hard at presenting less-than-desirable houses in a way that suddenly appears like home to someone else. In doing so, sometimes mold is one of the battles you pursue. At SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood, we want to help!
Be an Informed Resource
Molds are found in every environment. Excessive dampness indoors encourages the growth of molds and other organisms, causing a public health problem. The EPA advised that the potential health concerns from molds are an important reason to prevent moisture problems leading to mold growth. It is especially important to clean up existing indoor mold growth to increase property appeal and retain its value. If a property has experienced a water intrusion, SERVPRO of South Chesterfield/Wildwood can inspect the damage to see whether moisture has penetrated materials or is allowing mold growth.
Control Moisture- Reduce Mold
Before listing a property, the following steps can be taken to reduce the potential for moisture buildup or mold growth. Should mold damager occur, a timely response is key to preventing further damage--act within the first 24 to 48 hours. Here are a few things you can do:
- Correct any water leaks or standing water
- Remove standing water under cooling coils or air handling units
- Properly maintain humidifiers, if used
- Replace wet or visibly moldy insulation materials
- Install a ventilation system