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When to Call for Mold Remediation

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can grow behind trim, cabinets, or wainscoting unbeknownst to the home or business owner. If not detected quickly enough, repairs can be costly.

Have you ever walked into someone's home or basement and were blown away with a musty smell, allergy and asthma sufferers are especially sensitive to this odor.  

Mold can be found nearly everywhere inside and outside of a home or business, the key to preventing any issues are knowing the signs of mold.  If you cannot physically see mold then it should be understood that the musty odor is typically a key indicator that you have water damage somewhere in your home.  If left unrepaired for a long period of time, mold can begin to grow.  

Within the home or business mold can begin to grow on organic materials such as drywall, carpet, padding, etc.  Mold also requires moisture in order to grow so prolonged exposure to leaky pipes, humid environment, poor drainage from gutters or dehumidifiers, leaks in the roof or windows, sump pump failure are the most common causes of prolonged moisture damage.  

When mold begins to grow in a home or business it won't take long for those spots to become visible and those working or living in the area to begin feeling health issues.  Those issues can range anywhere from simple headaches to potentially more severe respiratory issues.  Even if an individual is not allergic to mold, prolonged exposure can start to take a toll on an individuals health.  

Make sure if you see mold or have a musty odor in your home or business, call the experts at SERVPRO of Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes.  Our team of experts can come in and assess your property and remediate any damage returning it back "Like it never even happened."

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