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What is This Mold?

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is This Mold? Most homeowners want us to identify the mold in their home, but it is impossible without taking it back to a lab!

Mold can be a major problem. Even if you do not suffer from allergies or have pre-existing respiratory conditions, over an extended period of time, mold growth can cause structural damage or even destroy your possessions. That’s why we still recommend you have it addressed, even if it does not seem like a major issue. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about mold, and there’s one we’d like to address.

What Kind of Mold Do I Have?

When a customer identifies a mold problem, one of the first things they ask us is to identify the kind of mold they have. There are two issues with the question.

First, while it is possible to identify a mold species, it is not something that can be done on the spot. Some characteristics are not exclusive to particular species, so it is impossible to identify the species based on appearance alone. Instead, samples will have to be taken and sent to a lab to be identified under a microscope. The cost and the extra steps are often more than what most property owners are willing to pay.

Second, the remediation process is the same regardless of the mold species, meaning the growth can be addressed even if you do not know what species you have growing in your space. Identifying the mold is an extra, unnecessary step.

Remediating Your Mold Growth

Simply knowing you have mold growth is an important first step in the mold remediation process. If you can know or suspect you have mold growth, we can quickly help you treat and stop it. Just call SERVPRO of Catawba County East today at (828) 465-6504!

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