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Mold Damage Cleanup Manhattan

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

The EPA has specific recommendations on mold damage. In order to avoid health problems, you need to know what you can do yourself and what you will need a professional to do. Mold damages whatever it is growing on so you have to act quickly. If left untreated, it can lead to expensive renovation work.

Although it can be found in many places, one of the most common places mold establishes a foothold is in leaky windows, where it begins to rot the frame and windowsill.

Who should Clean it Up?

Measure the moldy area. Determine if it is more than 3 feet by 3 feet. You may be above to handle the job yourself in this case. However, larger areas require heavier remediation and pose greater health risks.

If you decide to use professional service providers:

  • Make sure they have experience with mold remediation
  • Ask for and check references
  • Verify that the service provider knows and follows EPA guidelines

If it looks like the heating, ventilation or air conditioning (HVAC) system could have mold, then consult the EPA guide 'Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?' If you think the HVAC system is compromised by mold, do not run it. It can quickly spread mold throughout the entire building.

If the mold damage has been caused by contaminated water, then call a professional right away. Make sure they have experience cleaning buildings damaged by sewage water.

For mold remediation and clean up in Manhattan, contact SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan. Let us worry about and take care of the damage without risking your health or possessions.

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