Mold is a hazardous fungus that can spread quickly and cause severe damage and health concerns. Mold thrives in wet environments, either hot or cold, and is commonly found after a flood or other water damage. Mold may not always be detectable, as it can hide within walls where water leaks or behind furniture and other surfaces where there is less light. Pro Steamer Cleaning and Restoration has been detecting and removing mold from Roswell, New Mexico homes since 1992. Our technicians are trained and fully certified to safely handle any mold problem. Our phone lines are open 24/7 at (575) 623-0993 to respond to your home’s needs.
In order to remove mold, our technicians need to find it. Sometimes, mold is clearly visible; other times, you may notice the musty smell in an area. If you suspect mold could be in your home, you should have it inspected. Left over time, mold can cause serious allergic reactions and even infections.
One method of locating mold is with an air quality test. Our technician will collect air samples from your home and use specialized tools to gather information on any mold spores or particles found. If the air quality test returns a positive mold identification, we will provide a full report and a mediation plan.
Mold is often clearly visible, but some species aren’t as noticeable and can be confused with mildew. A direct surface test will allow our technician to take a sample of potential mold spots to assess them for signs of mold. If mold is suspected in certain areas, our team may need to cut a small hole in the floor or wall to reach the potential area. After the test results are returned, our technicians will know where the mold is and what type of mold they are dealing with. With this information, we can put together a custom mold remediation plan.
Some insurance policies will cover the cost to remove mold and repair the damaged areas. Our technicians will work with you and your insurance company to help you get the coverage you need. We’ll take full documentation of our findings during the inspection process and share it with your insurance company. Pro Steaming Cleaning and Restoration has plenty of experience with the insurance claims process. Our team will provide test results, a remediation and restoration plan, a detailed estimate, and photographs that you can share directly with your adjuster.
If you suspect mold, even just a little bit, it’s always a good idea to call for an inspection rather than wait it out. Mold can cause a lot of problems for you and your home, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Any species of mold can cause health issues, not just black mold. The spores of mold can create allergic reactions in anyone, not just those who have allergies. Common reactions include:
The longer mold sits in your home, the more harm it can do to you and your family’s health.
Mold eats away at the surfaces it grows on. If there’s mold on your foundation, your home’s structural integrity can weaken with every passing minute. Wooden foundations are particularly vulnerable to the effects of mold. Mold can also attract pests and vermin that can further damage your home’s structural integrity.
Mold can be a tricky problem to spot. It’s good at hiding and can often be masked by other problems and easily be overlooked. But staying vigilant and paying attention to the signs could help you detect a possible mold problem.
The two some obvious ways to identify mold are through smell and sight. Mold has a very distinct musty smell. To try to sniff out the mold, be sure not to burn any candles or spray air fresheners for a day or two. These can mask the smell and make it hard to notice. Mold is also often visible by its dark discoloration and usually fuzzy surface. Although each species of mold looks different, if you notice any visual oddities in your house, err on the side of caution and call for a mold inspection.
Mold can lead to serious health and structural damages to you, your family, and your home if not dealt with immediately. If you suspect mold in your Roswell, New Mexico home or office, don’t hesitate to call Pro Steamer Cleaning and Restoration at (575) 623-0993. Our emergency hotline is open 24/7, and we never leave a voicemail unanswered. Your family’s health and safety is our top priority. We’ll send our technicians to your house as soon as possible to begin the inspection. If mold is found in your home, our team is fully trained and certified to safely and efficiently remove the mold and restore any damages it may have caused.