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Spring Time, A Good Time To Evaluate For Mold Damage In Atlanta

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Moldy Odors in Atlanta? Call SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO Says: Mold Remediation Done Early Mitigates Damages

As the weather warms, many Atlanta residents treat their home to a thorough spring cleaning. As windows are washed, and closets cleared of last season’s garments it is a great time to keep an eye open in case microbial infestation is an issue. Catching mold colonization early on allows our mold remediation team to eradicate a current problem and help homeowners avoid future involvement.
 
Mold damage in Atlanta need not create a panic. Homeowners reading about the dangers of mold in the media should understand that fungal growth is manageable if properly trained experts follow procedures developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Our mold remediators use this protocol, containing and removing mold employing plastic sheeting or negative pressure air scrubbers to prevent spores and other moldy debris from entering clean areas of your home. Bagged and discarded mold creates no more problems you eliminate the moisture that saturates organic surfaces in your home and fuels mold growth.
 
SERVPRO mold experts know where to look for likely fungal incubators in your home. When cleaning out a cabinet or closet during your spring blitz, check walls and joints where the ceiling connects. Mold grows regardless of light, so a damp front hall closet or under sink cabinet are perfect places for it to multiply. Take a climb up to your attic or uppermost living area and look for staining, damp areas, and that unmistakable musty smell. Failing roofs and flashings can let just enough water inside to provide a feast for mold spores.
 
Move outside and gaze critically at your gutters and downspouts. SERVPRO technicians have plenty of experience tracing water damage from a battered set of gutters inside walls. Mold grows in peace between the interior papered or painted surfaces and the exterior cladding. Clogged drainage systems fail to direct water away from a foundation, and excess precipitation seeps inside a slab or crawlspace. Anywhere moisture collects mold spores use as opportunistic growing mediums. Note the symptoms as you complete your spring cleaning chores and let us help you with the treatment.
 
SERVPRO of Southwest Cobb / Cascade awaits your call to (770) 739-2355 if you expose mold activity during your annual spring cleaning. Our experienced crews quickly remediate active colonies and help you devise a plan to avoid ongoing mold growth.

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Hidden Mold Damage to Structural Components and Interior Contents of Residences in Atlanta

2/18/2018 (Permalink)

When finding mold behind furniture, it is time to bring in the professional technicians at SERVPRO for remediation services.

SERVPRO Takes a Mold Infestation in Your Home Seriously

As a darkness-loving microorganism, mold easily avoids detection by human eyes. This ability to quickly gain a strong foothold provides microbes more than enough time to cause damage inside an Atlanta home. The areas affected might stay hidden until the homeowners decide to start a home-improvement project or rearrange the furniture.

Once homeowners in Atlanta discover mold damage, they should immediately start remediation to repair the situation. Beginning the repair work and other aspects of remediation as soon as possible helps to prevent several different problems from occurring or escalating. Keeping mold and spores contained through the use of temporary barrier walls, double-bagging, and quick disposal keeps them from spreading. Rendering them incapable of spreading protects people and any uncontaminated areas of your home.

When a project involves areas damaged by microbial activity, many contractors refuse to continue until after an expert remediation team removes the moldy materials. This is because not only can mold cause health effects but can also infest new materials. Completely removing any ruined materials protects people's health and your investment.

During storage in the warehouse, special measures ensure that your new building materials and supplies arrive safely and without any defects. The responsibility of preventing cross-contamination within your home now rests upon your shoulders. SERVPRO technicians are ready to help you protect your home and new materials from the hazards that microbes can introduce.

Rearranging furniture, even within a room, can reveal mold growing on walls behind furniture. Other locations that often suffer in the presence of mold include floors under large pieces of furniture and also around window frames. Many mold spores can easily collect underneath a bed or couch, while window frames collect spores from the air outside as it moves through tiny cracks.

Before placing your furniture pieces in their newly intended spots, calling SERVPRO to clean up the mold can help remove the excess microbial population and give your home a fresh start. Doing so can help keep your home free of excessive mold in the future and protect your home and your furniture.

SERVPRO of Southwest Cobb / Cascade can be contacted by calling our local number, (770) 739-2355, 24-hours every day of the year. When you discover mold, call us to help prevent mold damage from spreading and growing to other areas of your home.

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Discovering Mold In Your Atlanta Home

12/28/2017 (Permalink)

Spores exist naturally in the air that we breathe, so it is not difficult to understand how so many homeowners in have mold damage in their homes.

Discovering Mold

The humidity in Atlanta throughout every season of the year can be hard to combat. When it comes to keeping this same kind of moisture on the outside of your home, and preventing it from finding a place inside your home to settle, can often be an uphill battle. Prevention is a fight that you need to be involved in, however, as lingering moisture in your home could develop a problem that is incredibly difficult for the average homeowner to eradicate on their own: mold.

Spores exist naturally in the air that we breathe, so it is not difficult to understand how so many homeowners in Atlanta have mold damage in their residences. While this might often occur in darker areas that rarely see much traffic, like your basement, there are also numerous circumstances that can have mold colonies growing right where your family spends a great deal of their time. Excessive use of an air conditioner at frigid temperatures can be a cause of mold colonies forming in the vicinity.

So, how does your air conditioner create the kind of conditions that can allow mold to grow and thrive? Consider what happens when something icy meets up with a warm or hot structure. The result is often the formation of condensation. This created water provides wet surfaces that give the mold spores the kind of food and conditions that they need to grow and spread. The more moisture that you create on the walls and floors, the more likely the scenario exists for the creation of this fungal organism in your house and that you need the professional remediation services of our SERVPRO technicians.

While no one wants to have to call our local SERVPRO team to help get rid of the problem that they have, it is a known fact that mold can cause health effects. So instead of waiting around, you can be better served by approaching the problem head-on and getting our professionals involved that can remove the growing colonies and can help you to limit the present moisture from then on to prevent any recurrence.

Mold damage is something that many homeowners have to contend with, but you do not have to do it alone. Give SERVPRO of Southwest Cobb / Cascade a call. You can reach us 24/7 at (770) 739-2355.

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