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Preventing and Spotting Mold: When it's Time to Call the Professionals at SERVPRO

8/2/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Preventing and Spotting Mold: When it's Time to Call the Professionals at SERVPRO Rely on SERVPRO to Remediate Mold Problems in Your Colorado Springs Property

Rely on the Pros for Mold Detection and Remediation

Mold and water are serious issues. They amount to an enormous amount of the damages that our seasoned professionals see every single day. The problems mostly occur when people fail to take adequate care of the problem before it becomes a serious issue. In fact, the biggest distinction is discovering when mold and other byproducts are the health aspects that mold and other contaminants pose to the health of your family. On top of that, mold discolors walls, ruins wallpaper and sheetrock, and buckles flooring. Furthermore, as pipes burst and situations become worse, repairs become inevitable. When it comes down to it, fungi growth in your property is a hazard to be remediated.
 
How SERVPRO Can Help You Assess and Control Mold Growth
As a homeowner dealing with mold damage in Colorado Springs, it's essential that you do your homework and understand where and how mold grows:
First, be aware of musty odors. In many situations, this is the first indicator of mold growth.
Second, look for spots where color contrast is evident. On wallpaper and sheetrock, often this damage is very apparent and easy to recognize.
Third, always look behind shelving, dressers, paintings and other coverings to ensure that mold isn't growing or that air is cold, not ventilated, and dehumidified. Moisture is a problem. Always check rugs and pillows with a spatula or other utensil to check for dust and contaminants. Look for slimy or slippery feels on coverings, walls, or upholstery. Often these are the first signs of issues.
 
The problem is that many sources of mold are multifaceted. In most situations, mold can grow from roof leaks, indoor plumbing leaks, drainage issues, damp basements. HVAC units and duct work, or crawl areas, humidifiers, flooding, ventilation issues, wet clothes, condensation, steam, or even condensation on cool surfaces. SERVPR0 technicians have the IICRC certifications to detect and eliminate these conducive conditions for mold proliferation.
 
When Homeowners Know That Mold Is A Problem
You need to understand that owners can mitigate mold damage and other issues associated with the growth of fungi and other substances. Mold first appears as a discolored patch, primarily growing into fuzzy patches, warped surfaces, and other disfiguration of cabinets, walls, and other surfaces.
 
Instead of testing for mold, treat the symptoms now. Homeowners can hire licensed specialists to access damages, and even renters can expect landlords to deal with the problem as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO professionals are strategically located and are very capable of dealing with mold issues. Give SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs and the Tri-Lakes a call when you have mold damage at (719) 434-4626 when you have issues with mold.

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