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“Mold Removal” vs Mold Remediation In Your Home

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO of Rutherford County handle your mold-related issues!

Mold is a four-letter word and it's a fungus, so it must be bad, right? Not always. Like most other things, this fungus has its pros and cons. One of the pros is that leaf mold helps plants keep moisture and provides great conditions for organisms living in the soil. One of the cons is that when any variety of the fungus is inside a home or business, it is often linked to health concerns. That means, for humans, it is potentially a hazard and a danger.

Troubling Signs

Before you can fix the problem, you need to find out if you actually have one. Sometimes it's visible, and other times it's smell-able. If you smell a strong, musty odor, it's probably fungus. Other signs to watch for include peeling paint, warping walls and any type of moisture, including leaks, humidity and dampness. These signs are a clear sign that you need professional help.


The name strachybotrys chartarum may not sound familiar, but its common name of black-mold does. It's one of the most common types of the fungus found inside houses and business. No one wants that, of course, so it's definitely an issue to deal with. The question is how? Some companies offer to completely rid your home of the potential toxins, but that is not possible. The fungus spores are microscopic, multicellular thread-like organisms that exist everywhere. Getting rid of all them is impossible, so a business offering complete removal is offering something they can't deliver.


When a house or business has a fungus problem, it is overgrown and out of control. Remediation can solve this problem. SERVPRO of Rutherford County will make sure the fungus reaches normal levels.

A Plan of Action

A proper remedy requires a restoration company that understands the scientific aspects of fungus and how it grows. SERVPRO of Rutherford County has qualified professionals with the skills and expertise needed to examine the problem and deal with it the right way. Because each house or business is different, a SERVPRO rep thoroughly inspects the damage to make an assessment and develop an individual treatment. Once that plan is set, these are the steps to resolve the issue.


  1. Fungus containment


  1. Air filtration


  1. Remove fungus and materials infested with it


  1. Clean belongings and contents


  1. Restoration

If you have a mold problem, let SERVPRO of Rutherford County take care of it!

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