Mold Detection and Removal Services

One of the worst contaminants known is the silent but dangerous growth of mold. Mold can grow indoors on wet or damp surfaces, such as wallpaper, ceiling tiles, carpets, insulation material, wood and drywall. It can start to grow within 48 hours and if left unchecked, can have serious impacts on both your quality of life and your home’s physical structure. If you see signs of mold or suspect that it has infected your home, we’re here to help remediate the problem and prevent long-term damage.

  • Molds require an organic food source. One common source is cellulose, which is found in building materials such as drywall.
  • Molds require oxygen, so they do not grow under water.

  • Molds require a constant supply of water. To prevent mold, buildings must be kept dry.

  • Molds are spread by tiny particles called “spores.” A spore can be compared to a seed.

Mold is present everywhere in nature, but when it finds its way into your home, it can be a major problem. We use infrared technology as part of the mold detection process and special chemicals to help remediate the mold and protect your home.
    • Structural Damage Mold gradually destroys the things it grows on and can grow anywhere, including inside:
      • Foundations, roofing & HVAC systems
      • Drywall, gutters, furnishings & more
    • Health Problems In your home, all molds have the potential to cause side effects, including the following:
      • Headaches, breathing difficulties & skin irritation
      • Allergic reactions, aggravation of asthma symptoms & more
Mold is a fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of mold exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Mold spreads and reproduces by making spores. Spores can survive conditions that are too sunny, hot, cold, dry or wet for mold to grow. When spores are released, they can be carried by air or water to new locations.
Molds thrive in moist environments created by a flood, slow leak, broken pipe or just high humidity. Without water mold, cannot grow. Mold also needs a food source, oxygen and a temperature between 40 degrees and 100 degrees F.

For molds to grow and reproduce, they only need an organic food source, such as cellulose, which is found in building materials such as wood and drywall.

Take action at the first sign of mold. If the mold growth already seems large, call the experts at ServiceMaster by Gaudet at 800-281-0072.

Next Steps

The most obvious response is to address water intrusion issues promptly and thoroughly, before mold has a chance to grow. When mold is present in any significant amount (over 10 square feet) only an adequately trained and experienced remediation company should perform remediation, with the involvement of a qualified environmental professional and always with the understanding and authorization of the insurance company.

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