How to Help Mitigate Mold Growth
Until help arrives, there are a few things that you can do to help mitigate the impact of mold grown on your property. We only recommend the following if you feel confident in safely accomplishing the tasks.
- Avoid touching or disturbing what you believe is mold growth. This includes attempts to clean the area. Do not attempt to clean or treat affected surfaces. Improper cleaning can spread mold spores throughout the space, potentially creating bigger problems. Additionally, visual inspection is one way we determine severity, so we would like to see potential mold undisturbed.
- Limit the airflow in the affected area by turning off ceiling fans, portable fans, and HVAC systems. Minimize the air moving across surfaces that may have mold.
- If possible, close doors to the affected area and stay out of the area.
Once we arrive, we'll help you assess the situation further. If you think you may submit a claim to your insurance company, you are encouraged to locate information such as your policy number and your insurance company's claim phone number if you haven't already. Our highest priority is serving you. We have decades of experience working with property owners and insurance providers, and we strive to ensure both you and your insurance company have everything you need to process your claim.
If you suspect mold in your residential or commercial property, give us a call at 989-705-2400 to find out how SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan can help you!