I Found Mold In My Home In Hollywood, FL, What Do I Do?
Don’t Panic! Following are informative steps to take in protecting your Hollywood, Florida home.
When your Hollywood Florida property is affected by a water intrusion, or the air conditioning is not working right, remember that mold can begin to grow very quickly, sometimes in as little as 48 hours. It can spread to other parts of the property and the occupants can develop a reaction to mold as it does produce irritants and allergens.
Don’t Panic! Call South Florida Water and Mold Restoration to identify the issue and a develop a mold remediation plan to safely and effectively remove the mold. Your Hollywood property is an investment, and let us help you to preserve that investment. Give us a call as soon as you see visual mold, so we can schedule a time to meet with you at the property and discuss your options.
If your Hollywood home smells like mold but it is not visible to you, an air quality test can be performed by an independent licensed mold assessor. The air quality sample will be sent to an independent laboratory for analysis. The laboratory will determine the extent of mold in the air you are breathing. If the lab results indicate there is elevated mold issues in the air, they can write a protocol recommending the work to be performed to eliminate the issue. Then, an accurate and thorough estimate can be prepared based on the air testing and protocol.
Dealing with a mold issue can be annoying and an unexpected expense – Its no surprise you have not set aside a budget to pay for a mold remediation in your Hollywood property. If you have homeowners insurance, it is possible you may have coverage to help you pay for these unexpected costs.
First, review your insurance policy declaration page or contact your insurance agent to confirm coverage and the amount of coverage. In order for your insurance company to consider payment for mold remediation, the cause of the loss must be covered by the policy. Insurance companies are notorious for denying, delaying and under-paying claims that are valid. We work for you – not the insurance company and have developed an excellent reputation with all insurance companies. Our goal is to advocate for you so you obtain the best outcome for little or no money out of your pocket!
If you don’t have insurance to pay for your mold remediation and reconstruction, we have a solution…let’s chat about your situation and we can discuss the variety of payment options available to you.
In the meantime, here are a couple tips before we get there:
- Don’t Touch Mold. It can cause skin rashes and spread easily to another area without proper containment.
- Plan to relocate your valuables, fabric items, paperwork etc. from the affected area
- Don’t use bleach for mold removal – it will change the color of mold to a clear and/or white shade and could create an environment for mold to continue to grow.
- If you have allergies or sensitivities, be careful in using any chemicals that are new to you
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
Mold thrives in dark, humid places and those little mold spores are very good at hiding. When you actually see mold, it means lots and lots of these little spores have colonized together. The full extent of the damage may not always visible. If we find mold in places that are hidden to us, we will discuss our findings with you before we perform any additional work.
Why choose South Florida Water and Mold Restoration to remediate your Hollywood property?
We are your neighbor. We are locally owned and operated. One of our company owners has lived in Hollywood for over 20 years and we care about the community. We are an active member of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and want to encourage all Hollywood property owners to count on us to keep our community the best it can be. South Florida Water and Mold Restoration has been performing mold remediation and water damage services in the Hollywood area since 2008. Our office and showroom is close by in Dania Beach, Florida.
Another benefit to Hollywood property owners is we are not only a State of Florida licensed Mold Remediator – we are also a State of Florida licensed General Contractor. From disaster to restoration – One Call Does It All!
We are a full service, one stop shop with an excellent reputation in the community, that is savvy about mold removal and reconstruction. We happen to be very good at providing design ideas too…as an added bonus to you during the remodel or reconstruction phase. We only work with the best, our vendors and technicians are highly trained, skillful and considerate of your situation.
We are available for you in the event of an emergency- 24/7.
South Florida Water and Mold Restoration will be by your side to guide you thru the process and restore your Hollywood, Florida property as quickly and cost efficient as possible!
BE OUR NEXT HAPPY CLIENT – CALL US TODAY (954) 923-3340 TO DISCUSS YOUR MOLD REMEDIATION CONCERNS