“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

Mold spores exist almost everywhere in the world. When these spores clump together and create harmful types of mold that can overtake your home, then mold becomes a problem. Since mold naturally exists just about everywhere, completely removing all mold from a home is impossible. That's why SERVPRO of Downtown Houston/Team Meacham offers mold remediation instead of removal. Any company offering complete removal of all mold is either mistaken about the extent of their work, or lying. 

At SERVPRO of Downtown Houston/Team Meacham, we have years of experience with mold remediation and use top of the line equipment to detect hidden moisture that could result in another mold issue in the future. When we pack up and leave your home after a mold remediation, you can trust that your home is free from harmful mold.

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (713) 965-4333

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (713) 965-4333
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Downtown Houston / Team Shaw is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 2250 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale disasters.

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We proudly serve Downtown Houston, TX, and surrounding areas.