Mold is no doubt one of the most feared situations of any homeowner. Not only does mold pose possible health concerns, it is ugly and, most importantly, can threaten the structural integrity of your home. Discovering mold in your home means you have to act fast to address the problem quickly or it could grow into a bigger, more expensive problem.

Mold can start to form quickly and for many different reasons. Some reasons go beyond the control of a homeowner, while other times it’s due to a lack of regular upkeep in the home. Mold that is a result of broken pipes, water heaters, or flooding* are oftentimes out of the homeowner’s control; mold damage resulting from these factors is typically covered under one’s homeowners insurance policy. Mold damage due to neglect is generally not covered, this includes poor ventilation in commonly moist areas such as the bathroom, windows and doors that haven’t been sealed properly, and/or leaking faucets that have been put off for too long.
*Note that flooding may only be covered if you have separate flood insurance.

So you’ve found mold in your home, now what? What do you do when your home is damaged by mold? The very first thing you should do, if possible, is try and find what is causing the mold in the first place. Sometimes it may be apparent in instances such as flooding or a busted pipe, other times it could be more difficult to determine what is leading to mold growth. If you have a water leak or a burst pipe, do your best to try and stop the leak by turning off the main water valve. Taking this action will stop water from coming into your home, feeding mold. Do your best to clean up any water and make an attempt to remove excess moisture with the help of a dehumidifier. If you have trouble cleaning up yourself, invest in the help of a restoration company such as SpangleR Restoration. Try to make small repairs to prevent damage from becoming more extensive; remove carpet and furniture from flooded areas, and take as many photos as possible to document any damage you’ve endured for your insurance company.

If you’re experiencing mold damage to your home it’s best to consult with a professional. SpangleR Restoration offers mold remediation services to help clean, sanitize, remove, demolish and treat mold. Mold remediation also includes preventative measures to keep mold from occuring in the future. Calling on a professional mold removal company will give you peace of mind knowing they have the tools and experience you don’t. Mold removal companies can evaluate the type of mold in your home as well as the levels; they also have access to chemicals that can treat mold and keep it from coming back.

So what do you do when your home is damaged by mold? Call on the help of a professional mold remediation company such as SpangleR Restoration, and your home will have a clean, safe environment for you and your family.