Professional Mold Remediation, Removal and Inspection in Jacksonville FL and All Surrounding Areas
Founded in 1929, ServiceMaster and its franchise, ServiceMaster Restoration of First Coast, founded in 1993, is one of the area’s leading mold removal companies. We offer commercial and residential mold remediation services for localized damage and building-wide contamination.
Understanding Mold and Fungi
Mold is a type of fungus that multiplies by releasing airborne spores. Experts estimate that there are more than 100,000 types of mold, but Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Aspergillus are the most common types found indoors. Microscopic spores float through the air and stick to all kinds of indoor and outdoor surfaces. They can even remain dormant for many years until conditions are right.
To thrive, fungal colonies need oxygen, moisture and a source of food, such as cellulose. In warm, humid areas like Jacksonville, mold spores can activate within 48 hours if water is present, which is why it’s critical to contact a mold removal service as soon as possible following a flood or leak.
Signs of Mold Contamination
Homeowners should be aware of the warning signs associated with mold contamination due to the risk of health concerns and structural damage. Musty odors and dark spots on ceilings and walls are two critical red flags. However, mold often proliferates in hidden areas below floors and inside HVAC equipment. Even if the mold growth isn’t visible, residents may notice a variety of respiratory symptoms.
- Allergic reactions
- Asthma symptoms
- Breathing difficulties
- Skin irritation
Professional Mold Removal Services
Mold growth can develop slowly due to poor foundation drainage or inadequate ventilation, but it can also occur almost overnight following a storm, flood or water leak. If your home is affected by mold, it’s essential to act quickly to prevent catastrophic damage and complications. At ServiceMaster Restoration of First Coast, we use a three-step process to identify and remove mold contamination in homes and businesses.
- Mold Inspections: The first step is pinpointing high-moisture areas and assessing the scope of the contamination.
- Containment: We use several mold remediation methods, including water extraction equipment and chemical biocides, to stop mold growth and prevent the problem from spreading.
- Removal and Cleaning: Once the problem is contained, we remove and replace building materials that can’t be salvaged, and we collect furnishings and textiles for off-site restoration.
Call the Pros at ServiceMaster Restoration of First Coast
As one of the nation’s leading mold removal companies, we employ proven treatments and powerful drying equipment to nip the problem in the bud while eliminating the root cause. To schedule mold remediation services, call ServiceMaster Restoration of First Coast today. Our disaster response teams are available 24/7 to contain the situation and prevent additional damage. We’ll work directly with your insurance company once you begin the claims process.
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