Mold in Your Shower Can be More Than Just a Nuisance
Nothing makes a shower look unclean like visible mold. If you struggle with constant mold in your shower, it may be more than just a nuisance. Keep reading to learn about mold in your bathroom and how to address it.
What kind of mold is in your shower?
Mold in your shower can be put in two broad categories – mold behind the shower and surface mold. Surface mold is unsightly growth and can be more difficult to remove. It is the hidden moisture, however, inside the framing behind your shower which can lead to damage to your structure and expensive repairs. Any kind of constant mold growth is bad news. It continues to multiply, doing damage to the structure. As soon as you see mold reappearing after cleaning, contact SERVPRO so we can help you clean it up. We are a trained and experienced mold remediation companythat can handle this problem for you before it spreads anymore.
What causes mold?
Moisture is the key to mold growth, so our goal is to get the water causing your mold out of your home fast. Oftentimes we need to find the source of moisture first, like a slow leak causing water to seep behind the walls of our shower. Our job is to stop the water damage, dry the wet structure and contents, so we can then clean the mold up. Even the best cleanup efforts fail if the moisture is not handled. Regardless of moisture conditions, it’s important to know that mold spores are everywhere, all the time, and not a sign that your cleaning skills are lacking. What causes spores to multiply and turn into an infestation is the presence of moisture allowing those spores to grow.
How SERVPRO fights mold growth
We have highly trained IICRC-Certified Applied Microbial Remediation technicians that can respond 24/7 if you have mold growth issues. We have effective mitigation and containment equipment to prevent the situation from getting worse while our qualified personnel remove active colonization and work to restore the damage that it has caused. When the remediation is complete, we may have an independent environmental professional record that the mold has returned to normal conditions.
Placing negative air machines near where any drywall demolition is done lowers the amount of airborne mold which we are exposed to plus makes removing the mold more efficient. If the mold has grown enough, we may have to remove damaged materials, and we also use damp wiping to clean soiled areas and vacuum excessive mold spores by utilizing HEPA vacuums and filters.