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Common Mold and Mold-Causing Scenarios

Mold remediation consists of determining the mold’s location and scope, identifying the type of mold, and then safely and completely killing the mold. The most common causes of mold at homes and businesses are as follows:

  • Slow leaks in plumbing pipes or appliances, such as dishwasher, toilet, and garbage disposal that are not noticed immediately or visible to the home or business owner.
  • Rooms or unseen often dark areas where humidity is too high and damp air is trapped for an extended period of time, such as crawl spaces, basements, and attics.
  • Flooding events where water damage remediation work does not begin inside 48-72 hours.
  • Cracks in exterior walls that allow water to seep into frame of home or business.
  • Roof leaks, that is, leaks through damaged exterior siding.

Introduction to Molds

Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. When mold spores land on damp spot indoors, they begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. Mold growth occurs when excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, particularly if the moisture problem remains unaddressed. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.

Mold can grow almost anywhere in a property if conditions permit. If there is visible growth on painted wall surfaces, then homeowners should be concerned about what may be growing on the opposite side of the wall. If the wall remains wet for a prolonged period, then mold growth on the backside will be worse than on the front. As such, contain the workspace and remove moldy materials, followed by cleaning of salvageable framing are the best options.

Do you have Black Mold in your Home?

Black mold is most likely to appear in areas of the home that are particularly warm, humid, and damp. Basements or crawlspaces that may have leaks or other sources of moisture are often susceptible to toxic black mold growth. Black mold is readily identifiable by its color; whereas most other molds are green or gray in color, toxic black mold is a dark black.

Mold Remediation in Austell, GA

If you see signs of mold or suspect that it has infected your home, then SERVPRO® of Panthersville professionals is the best choice to perform mold removal, remediation, abatement or mitigation. Our expertly trained Technicians can assess your property with the right equipment to help remediate the problem and prevent long term damages.

Mold Remediation in Progress in Decatur, GA

Areas of your property that are damp or have flooded in the past are highly susceptible to mold growth. Mold may be invisible, but a musty smell, the peeling, or discoloration of drywall and wallpaper all serve as warning signs. Allergic reactions such as frequent sneezing, coughing, congestion, or sore eyes can also be signs.