Mold Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Preventative Tips:

  • Ensure attics spaces are properly ventilated
  • Ensure all windows, doors, tubs, shower pans, and sinks are properly sealed
  • Repair your roof as soon as you notice damage such as blown off shingles, warping, or improperly installed roofing materials.
  • Call a professional after a water loss. Even if it was a small water loss you want to ensure there is not moisture on or in any of the materials.
  • Repair siding upon findings of damage


  • Do ensure all fixtures are properly installed and sealed
  • Do call a hygienist if you believe there is mold
  • Do install ceilings fans in bathrooms that do not have any
  • Do wipe down walls, ceilings, and floors if water exited the tub or sink


    • Do not ignore mold. It is very toxic and hazardous
    • Do not use bleach to clean it. Bleach only lightens the mold, it does not clean, disinfect, or remove mold.
    • Do not attempt to clean it. Mold can become extremely hazardous very quickly. 

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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 Hillsboro / Forest Grove 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 Hillsboro / Forest Grove has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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