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Is Mold Growth Avoidable For Residential Properties Close to Water?

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on walls Mold easily grows in properties close to water. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold damage.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Can Help New Orleans Residents Tackle Moisture Problems and Get Control Over Microbial Growth.

Are waterside properties susceptible to mold?

Oceans, gulfs, and lakes surround New Orleans, leading to moisture problems for some homeowners. The presence of moisture in a home can lead to the reproduction of mold spores, forming colonies in as little as 72 hours. The key to controlling the growth of mold spores is not to eliminate them but to correct the latent moisture problem. SERVPRO technicians employ various drying technologies and techniques in residential properties to help reduce a microbial growth issue.

What are hidden areas checked for mold?

The backside of wallpapers, drywall as well, as paneling which can often have hidden mold growth

The underside of carpets or pads which can support mold when there is a delamination issue or lack of a vapor barrier

Pipe chases as well as utility tunnels like crawlspaces where water can condensate and provide microbial growth conditions

Is it easy to access hidden mold areas?

Many residents in need of mold remediation in their New Orleans are unaware of the exact mold source. It is not uncommon for a musty odor to prompt a more extensive inspection of microbial activity. The issue with disturbing wallpaper or drywall to check for mold is that it can lead to mold spores becoming airborne and spreading. Our technicians focus strongly on containment before disturbing potential infestations. Containment could include deploying an air-filtration device or negative air pressure before remediation. 

What issues can affect standard mold remediation strategies?

If an industrial hygienist identifies an incredibly toxic species of mold

When indications show a massive hidden mold network behind building assemblies

When the chances of mold becoming airborne are high, or if individuals in the property are sensitive to mold toxins

Mold recovery can be a complicated procedure but helps to prevent damage to your home and contents. Contact SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank at (504) 348-7526.

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