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Possible Causes of Mold Damage in Wetumpka Homes

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

It is important to regularly check the ceiling below an attic for mold damage, a leak in the roof can go unnoticed for a long period of time.

Common Causes of Mold Growth

Mold growth is a serious concern in Wetumpka homes, especially during cold and rainy seasons. Mold requires food, moisture, and a suitable temperature range to thrive. It can grow anywhere in the house, including walls, carpeting, floors, furniture, clothes, and even drywall. The worst cases of mold damage occur in hidden areas, where water accumulates and promotes mold growth without detection.

If you find mold on any part of your house, contact SERVPRO immediately for mold remediation services. Our mold damage control experts are available to serve Wetumpka and its environs anytime, ensuring that your home is back to normal as quick as possible. We use IICRC-approved methods in every restoration job and always put safety first when we arrive at the site.

After several days of rainfall, it is common to see mold growth on walls, ceilings, and other surfaces. If your area is particularly prone to high humidity levels, then mold damage can be a recurring problem in your home. Indoor humidity can also increase when moisture inside the house evaporates into the air. If you have poor ventilation, the humidity may stay for a long time, leading to mold growth.

Drying clothes indoors is another common cause of mold growth and mold damage, as it tends to bring indoor humidity problems. Additionally, your HVAC system can create humidity issues while it artificially cools or heats the air. In some cases, SERVPRO mold remediation experts install humidifiers to keep the humidity levels to below 55% (which is when mold growth occurs).

Water leaks from pipes can also cause mold growth, especially if they go undetected. Similarly, a leak in the roof may cause water to drain into the attic unnoticeably until signs of mold damage appear. The best thing to do in this situation is to check the space regularly and watch out for the ceiling below the attic. In the event of a leaking problem, contact SERVPRO immediately for mold detection and remediation services.

Cold surfaces can lead to condensation in the house, which may, in turn, collect on cold metal pipes and cold concrete floors. Places like these are susceptible to mold damage. Avoid leaving clothes wet for too long in the house as mold can grow on them and spread to other surfaces.

Quick reaction is the key to fighting mold growth in the house. As soon as you detect the presence of mold damage, SERVPRO of Prattville can come in and start the mitigation process. Call us today at (334) 358-1186.

Visit http://www.cityofwetumpka.com/ for more information about the city of Wetumpka.

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