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Quarantines for Rocky Hill Mold Damage Are Rarer Than You Think

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

If you spot mold in your home, call SERVPRO to assess and remediate the mold before it spreads further.

SERVPRO can determine the extent of remediation your mold damage requires

One of the biggest fears homeowners have - and one of the most common reasons why small issues can spiral out of control - about mold damage is quarantine. It is natural to fear your home being quarantined, as this represents not a mere inconvenience but a complete (if temporary) upheaval of your lifestyle. While quarantines do happen, they are thankfully rare, and it is highly unlikely that your Rocky Hill home has mold damage severe enough to warrant a full quarantine. However, if mold is especially severe in one room or section of the house, that portion alone may be sectioned off to prevent its contamination from spreading around the home.

SERVPRO technicians typically do not institute a quarantine for mold damage in your Rocky Hill home unless it is absolutely necessary. That means that either mold has so consumed the home that any movement in it is likely to aggravate the fungus, or there is a massive infestation of potentially harmful black mold. Some types of mold can cause health effects, so while we do not like issuing quarantines, it is always to protect you and your loved ones. Quarantining the mold allows us to use harder-hitting treatments and, more importantly, prevent spores from escaping and spreading elsewhere.

We work to get quarantines removed as fast as possible. Typically, you can move back in once the mold has been killed off and while deodorization and restoration procedures are underway. However, it is important to heed the advice of SERVPRO technicians, as they understand the situation better than anyone else and have trained extensively on when and how to institute restrictions and warnings concerning mold growth. The worst type of quarantine, a full condemnation, is very rare and almost never applied for mold damage scenarios unless the structure itself is at risk of collapse.

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is available around the clock to respond to mold damage at your home. Just call us at (865) 862-8907 to find out how we can help.

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