“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

The terms mold removal and mold remediation tend to be used interchangeably, but complete mold removal isn’t possible.

Mold naturally occurs in our environment. Consider--mold is used to make some types of cheese and penicillin!

Mold is everywhere. It becomes a problem when its quantity adversely affects the environment or inhabitants. When this happens, mold remediation is needed to remove as much of the mold as possible. Clearance testing is then done to verify that mold levels are safe again.

Do I Need Mold Remediation?

Many families and businesses choose to have mold remediation when inhabitants experience allergy-type symptoms that cannot be explained by a medical professional. Others choose to have mold removed for peace of mind.

Mold’s preferred environment for growth is dark and moist places. You may smell something sweet and musky in the air. Its source of food can be the materials your property is made out of, like wood or drywall, and even clothing.

We typically find mold in high-moisture environments:

  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Laundry Areas
  • Attics (leaks and water heaters)
  • Previous sites of water damage

Do you suspect mold? Tell us what you’re experiencing, and we’ll call you to discuss the next steps.

We Are A Mold Remediation Company Near You

  • We are located on the border of Plano and Richardson, TX.
  • We accept all insurance.
  • We handle the insurance claim filing.
  • We are a Texas Licensed Mold Contractor.
  • Mold testing is available.

Schedule A Free Mold Inspection & Estimate

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (972) 690-1414

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 - (972) 690-1414
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

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SERVPRO of Richardson 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 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities: