Mold Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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It doesn't take long for a small mold problem to grow into a major mold infestation. In as little as 48 hours, mold can begin to grow and spread throughout your property and cause a ton of damage as it does so. If you think that you might have a mold problem on your property, it is important to call your local mold remediation experts as quickly as possible! A quick response can prevent your damage from spreading any further.

Down below our team has listed some do's and don'ts after discovering a mold infestation on your property. Take a second to review our Mold Damage Tips to learn more!

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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 Santa Barbara and SERVPRO of Santa Ynez / Goleta 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 Santa Barbara and SERVPRO of Santa Ynez / Goleta has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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