What Do I Do If I Discover Mold In My Pensacola FL Home?
“You have a mold problem.” There are few words that can more effectively strike fear in the hearts of home owners, and rightfully so. Discovering mold and the hidden damage it causes can affect your family’s health, reduce your home’s worth, and leave you feeling helpless and hopeless in the face of this fungal intruder.
Whether you have actually seen the tell-tale dark stains or simply detected a damp and musty odors indicative of a mold issue, your next move is an important one. Make the wrong decision, and you can end up paying much more in the long run to solve the problem. Even worse, people that wait too long have lost their entire property to a catastrophe that could have been prevented.
So What Should You Do?
First of all, you must act quickly. As we discussed in our previous post, mold needs three things to develop from tiny spores into a destructive colony: moisture, warmth and darkness. Identifying and correcting any moisture issue is the first, crucial step in preventing mold. A hidden, leaky pipe or seepage through a small defect in your roof is all that is necessary to bring water into the warm, dark spaces where mold can thrive.
Be sure that the sources of any and all leaks are taken care of by competent, licensed professionals in a timely matter. Any materials that have become waterlogged must be thoroughly cleaned and dried or replaced entirely. Leaving damp wood or drywall in your home is basically setting out a welcome mat for mold and ringing the dinner bell.
Hire the Right People
Once the source of water intrusion is identified and corrected, you can begin to eliminate any existing mold that has grown and work to prevent future infestations. It is important at this stage to select the right people to assess the damage and set out an effective treatment plan. The state of Florida has very specific regulations regarding the assessment and remediation of mold issues. And yet, there are scores of stories of rip-offs and scams across the state that have left homeowners in a worse position than when they started.
To avoid potential scams and the ongoing headaches of an improperly treated mold problem, be sure that you hire the right people. As a locally owned and operated business, we make sure that our staff of highly-trained professionals at Escarosa Cleaning and Restoration are certified in mold remediation and insured to perform mold removal here in Pensacola and throughout the state of Florida.
By following established sanitation and remediation protocols, we ensure that the work we do results in the best possible outcome for you and your family. Once the cleaning work is complete, Escarosa has the ability to offer a 30-year warranty against recurring mold growth though the application of a microbial barrier onto the studs, trusses, and other framing elements of your home before the final interior finishes are replaced.
Escarosa Cleaning and Restoration also offers new construction mold protection that can prevent issues from arising in the first place. Our new construction treatments come with a 50-year transferable warranty for microbial growth on treated surfaces, guaranteeing your property will be mold-free far into the future.
Don’t be fooled by salespeople or websites offering cheap solutions and quick fixes. Doing the job right requires specialized equipment and the professional training to use it correctly. We live and work right here on the Gulf Coast in Pensacola, and we have built our reputation by taking care of our friends and neighbors the way we would want to be treated ourselves.
Call Escarosa Cleaning and Restoration today at (850) 432-6060 and get the help you need from professionals who pride themselves on doing things right.