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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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