Mold Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
When a water damage event happens in South Bend, Indiana and surrounding areas, the last thing on your mind might be mold, but it should be on your list of things to investigate and do what you can to prevent. In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of South Bend and SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. We are faster to any disaster and are here to help you!
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If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:
- Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
- Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
- A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of South Bend, NE and SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
- Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
- Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
Mold Remediation Services
If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of South Bend, NE and SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.
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- South Bend
- Pleasant Valley