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When your family heirlooms and important documents have mold damage in Brookfield, CT

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Mold on artwork doesn't mean that it can't be saved. SERVPRO of Newtown & Southern Litchfield County has a special process to kill mold spores.

On occasion, we are called to a home with mold infestation that  has damage that extends to the contents of the home. Upholstered furniture, photo frames, stuffed animals, bedding, important documents and even lampshades can become infested with mold spores. Although some household items may be disposable and not worth cleaning, there is the possibility that your families sentimental and valuable items can be saved.  

Our technicians use a specialized process called Gamma Irradiation to treat mold damaged items. This is used for cleaning, disinfecting and decontaminating documents or other consumer goods. In gamma irradiation, high-energy photons are emitted from an isotope source (Colbalt 60) producing ionization(electron disruptions) throughout a product. In living cells, these disruptions result in damage to the DNA and other cellular structures. These photon-induced changes at the molecular level cause death to the organism or render the organism incapable of reproduction. The gamma process does not create residuals or impart radioactivity in processed products. 

If you are concerned that the mold remediation process will result in the loss of your favorite heirlooms, give the SERVPRO of Newtown and Southern Litchfield County office a call at (203) 743-5362 for a consultation with one of our IICRC trained mold specialists. We have thirty years of experience in the Connecticut area and can accurately assess your situation.

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