Mold Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of Broome County, Tompkins & Tioga Counties and SERVPRO of Elmira / Chemung Cty & Watkins Glen / Schuyler Cty has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

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If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Broome County, Tompkins & Tioga Counties and SERVPRO of Elmira / Chemung Cty & Watkins Glen / Schuyler Cty for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t 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.

Mold Remediation Services

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Broome County, Tompkins & Tioga Counties and SERVPRO of Elmira / Chemung Cty & Watkins Glen / Schuyler Cty has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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