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What to Do If You Suspect Mold in My Home or Business?

1/31/2022 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.


  • Avoid affected areas as much as possible.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact a professional for mold remediation services.


  • Don’t touch, disturb, or blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold—it doesn’t remove the mold, it only removes the appearance of it.

Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Lake Arlington specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today at (817)-460-7766!

Mold Remediation Procedure in your Texas Home

When a homeowner encounters a problem with mold growth in their Texas home, they should call a mold inspection service to administer air quality testing, which will determine the severity of the problem. After the inspection, a mold remediation can begin. 

Initial Assessment

When a mold remediation procedure is started, an initial assessment is administered. This should be done by a specialized technician not affiliated with the mold remediation company for the client’s protection. This service detects mold spores and growth in an area. Once the air quality test has been finished, a homeowner will be given a set of written instructions for proper mold removal called a protocol. The mold removal protocol encompasses specific guidelines and should be given to a mold remediation company, like SERVPRO of Lake Arlington, to execute the mold removal, cleaning, and cleanup. 

Mold Removal

To ensure mold spores do not spread, our mold remediation technicians will establish barriers throughout the home. The technicians will then remove any porous surfaces that have tested positive for mold, which could include drywall, carpet, carpet padding, and insulation. Mold remediation specialists will then clean and sanitize all surfaces followed by an application of an anti-fungal paint or product.

Air Scrubbing and Clearance Testing

Air scrubbing and clearance testing are the final steps in the mold remediation process. When all of the contaminated materials have been removed from the home, the technicians will reduce mold spores in the air by using air scrubbers which effectively restore healthy air levels within the home. After the process has been completed, the technicians will perform a final clearance test to the home. A SERVPRO technician then will sign a document that certifies the mold remediation has been administered and was successful, which is the final step in the procedure.  The homeowner can safely return to his home and enjoy the fresh, clean air.

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