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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Holy Moly Mold

Mold remediation is one of the ways the SERVPRO of Van Nuys North team helps our customers feel "Like it never even happened."

In this recent example, a leaky pipe running through the back wall of a bedroom closet had created the perfect storm for mold growth.

As you can see from the "Before" picture, the mold had grown along the base boards in the closet as well as under the hardwood floors.  

Our work included tearing out the hardwood floors as well as the baseboard. We progressed by sanding the exposed framing and applying anti-microbial agent.

Because the leak had occurred in the interior of the wall, we partially demo'd the drywall to expose the wooden studs and completely dry them.  We found more black mold growing in the insulation and removed it as well.  

Since mold is a health hazard and spreads when the spores drift in air currents, we built a containment and installed engineering controls that created negative air flow.  A HEPA filter was brought in to clean the air to EPA standards.