“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

Many restoration companies will advertise "mold removal" services and even promise to remove all the mold in your home or business. Unfortunately, the idea of "mold removal" is a fallacy. Mold spores are microscopic and exist naturally everywhere, all the time, indoors and outdoors. All it takes is a little moisture and warmth for these spores to grow and spread. It is impossible to completely remove mold from a home or business. SERVPRO of Saline County and Hot Springs understands the science of mold and mold growth and has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business. We will also help you take steps to prevent mold from growing in the future. 

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Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (501) 776-2222
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

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SERVPRO of Saline County and SERVPRO of Hot Springs is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 2240 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale disasters.

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