Mold Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Mold growth in your central Illinois home can be dangerous in more than one way. Besides the obvious danger of inhaling mold spores and damaging your health, mold growth can also damage the integrity of your walls or floors. Mold is something not to be taken lightly, which is why we want you to be prepared to prevent it, deal with it, and clean up after it. SERVPRO of Bloomington/Pontiac are the experts at restoring property and homes after mold damage.



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. SERVPRO of Bloomington/Pontiac has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.



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.

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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 Bloomington / Pontiac 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 Bloomington / Pontiac has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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  • Bloomington
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