Recovering from Mold Damage in Omaha
Your Omaha Home Gets Freed from Mold Odors with SERVPRO's Help
Mold often produces a distinctive scent that many describe as a 'smelly odor' that rarely goes away. This odor might decrease when the humidity decreases or the temperature is cooler, but mold's smell never really goes away. Spores from growing mold are often released, and it is the chemicals that these spores carry with them that can cause an otherwise very clean home to have a musty smell.
Your Omaha home can develop mold damage when moisture levels are high enough to support mold colonies. Fungi require a steady supply of moisture to continue to grow, and SERVPRO crews use this to find where mold is lurking in your home. Our fully trained applied microbial remediation technicians use building moisture thermography (BMT) to detect higher levels of moisture that could be a source of water for mold. Not every area that has greater than normal levels of moisture has mold, but drier areas are much less likely to be able to support living mold colonies.
Removing drywall and other materials from your home that have been damaged by mold is part of the remediation process. Sometimes, replacement of these materials with new materials is sufficient, but other items can be cleaned and then returned. Reinstalling elements and furnishings that have been cleaned and sanitized is typically less expensive than replacing those same items, but this is not always the case.
Carpeting is one type of material in your home that needs to be examined before deciding to replace or restore. Changing your carpeting when remediating mold can be a low-cost way to remodel areas of your home. It 's hard to remove mold and spores from carpeting because of the fibrous nature of the carpeting and its backing in cases of severe infestations. Padding itself presents a challenge. Carpeting is very prone to stretching when being cleaned, and this can be very apparent when the carpeting is reinstalled. Our Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician (RRT) can assist in this area to ensure you receive the best results.
Other types of flooring can often be restored more easily than carpeting. Wood floors can be sanded and resealed. Our technicians can clean linoleum floors when the damage is not extensive, and then reglue. We typically advise the homeowner to start with a fresh floor covering. SERVPRO knows that every part of your home is important, and we make sure that every area where mold exists in your home is remediated. We easily and accurately locate where water may be entering into your home and causing problems so that we eliminate future problems before they begin.
Calling SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest at (402) 800-2134 when you are tired of experiencing a musty odor. We can end your mold damage problems. We are always ready to take your call, day or night.