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Let SERVPRO Manage Mold Damage in Your Pottsville Home

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

Mold growth around window and ceiling With moisture build up comes mold and SERVPRO can treat and remove the mold safely.

Dealing with the Full Effects of Mold Damage Pottsville

Most people only recognize the superficial effects of mold, like the musty smell and the staining of materials it affects. However, mold has other effects, especially if left to proliferate for long without any remediation efforts. For example, it breaks down organic materials like wood as its hyphae penetrate deep into materials devouring the nutrients. We have IICRC-certified AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation technicians, to help you deal with all the aspects of the infestation in your Pottsville Property. 

The speed at which the infestation appears might determine the level of mold damage in your Pottsville property. After a flooding incident, mold may appear in different places within 24 to 48 hours because of the abundance of moisture. Such immediate growth prompts many people to start remediation immediately; therefore, the damages are only likely to be superficial. However, a small leak in the wall cavity or ceiling space can take a while before anyone notices, leading to severe damage. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced moisture detection tools like thermal cameras to check all areas and establish any hidden moisture areas. 

In properties, there are areas where mold is likely to develop. These hotspots include shower stalls, bathtubs, the areas beneath sinks, and where there are plumbing joints. Growth also occurs in enclosed spaces such as closets, especially after a flooding incident. When our SERVPRO IICRC trained technicians check the relative humidity levels in your property, we can identify likely hotspots. We use thermo-hygrometers to inspect the property's temperature and relative humidity in the affected and unaffected areas. 

Most people understand that moisture is the main factor that drives mold development and therefore takes immediate steps to dry property if there is a spill. However, it can worsen or transfer the problem to another property area during the drying phase. Mold growth can spread if the moisture evaporates from the contents and the structure remains trapped in the air. Our SERVPRO technicians avoid this by setting a drying goal, which allows us to calculate the number of dehumidifiers and air movers necessary for a balanced drying process. 

Dealing with mold damage is simple when a professional is involved. Call SERVPRO of Pottsville to help. You can reach us at (570) 622-8991 at any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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