- Should I open the windows to help the drying process?
- What is mould?
- What about the wet office furniture?
Opening the windows in your home to assist the drying process is not always recommended. Outside weather conditions may vary. Your ServiceMaster Restore technician will determine when and if opening windows to let in outside air is advisable.
Mould is a fungus that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of mould exist, but estimates range from tens of thousands to even three hundred thousand, or more. Mould spreads and reproduces by creating spores. Spores can survive conditions that are too sunny, hot, cold, dry or wet for mould to grow. When spores are released they can be carried by air or water to new locations and cause new mould growth.
The extent of damage and the construction of the furniture will determine if it can be restored. The furniture must be dried before damage can be adequately assessed. Non-salvageable furniture will be documented for you and if any items need to be discarded, a customer release form will need to be signed.