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Why SERVPRO Uses Plastic During Mold Damage Work in Indianapolis

1/8/2023 (Permalink)

mold growing on the walls of a room Finding mold damage in your home can often cause panic. Call in the SERVPRO experts to guide you through the situation.

Mold Damage Spreads, but We Can Protect Your Home

When our technicians carry out restorative work or make repairs, specific protocols ensure our Indianapolis customers always receive consistent results. Mold damage spreads easily because the individual mold particles or spores can get carried around on moving objects and air currents.

The minute SERVPRO begins working toward repairing the mold damage inside your Indianapolis home, we start protecting everything from additional harm. We use several different ways to reduce the spread of microbes. If they cannot reach other areas, they cannot destroy additional areas.

We use different things to maintain control over the microbial population inside your home. Some of these measures include:

  • Plastic sheeting,
  • Blue tape,
  • Air scrubbing machines, and
  • Anti-microbials.

Clear plastic sheets do the same thing black plastic garbage bags do – keep stuff contained. However, we want to be able to see through the sheeting we use inside your home as we work. We create pathways from panels of poly sheeting so we can control how the air flows outside of your home. Sometimes we need to connect one 'room' to another 'room' by tunnels (sometimes rigged from flat lay rolls). We seal off doorways and windows.

All of that plastic sheeting requires attachment points to walls and ceilings. We don't want to damage any paint, paneling, or wallpaper. We always use blue tape because it does not mar surfaces or leave any residue. It is also very easy to see when we are removing everything.

Air scrubbing machines power the airflow needed to keep suspended particles moving out of your home. These machines also trap any microbes pulled into the system.

Our anti-microbial agents work in two ways – trapping and killing mold particles and spores and creating a hostile environment that keeps microbes like fungi from ever taking hold.

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South is always available to help homeowners with mold damage. Call us at (317) 784-3008 for expertly trained professionals to restore your residence, so it's "Like it never even happened." 

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