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Events that Can Precipitate Mold Growth in Pineland

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold shows up in corners and in any other places. Call SERVPRO today to investigate.

Mold Can Appear After a Water Damage Event

Mold can take root in your home at any time, for a myriad of reasons. However, there are several key events that precipitate a sharp increase in the number of mold damage cases that SERVPRO sees in a given week, and other things that can happen around your home that lead to mold growth. Detecting mold damage early is critical in keeping costs and hassle low, so if you notice something suspicious, be sure to take it seriously. Research mold indicators, and if you believe it has started to grow even in small amounts, be sure to contact us.
After Hurricanes and Major Storms
The largest waves of mold damage in Pineland happen after hurricanes or especially large storms. Hurricanes combine torrential rains with extreme winds, simultaneously causing exterior damage to local homes and dousing the revealed areas with copious amounts of water. This excess of water is the most critical factor in mold's growth, meaning that any spots of visible damage you may have incurred during a hurricane may be at significant risk of developing mold growth. Be sure to watch any damaged spots in the days and weeks after a hurricane for signs of preliminary mold growth.
Periods of High Humidity
Florida is known for its humidity, but extended periods of higher-than-average humidity could be all it takes to fuel mold growth in your home. If you notice persistently high levels of humidity near your home in weather forecasts, try to give your home a check-over to make sure that the extra airborne water is not causing mold or other types of damage out of sight.
Floods or Other Damages in Your Home
If your home has recently taken on some other type of damage, especially flood and heavy water damage, you may face a high risk of developing mold growth as well. Mold thrives on the chaos created by these situations, and the water and nutrients they often provide. Calling SERVPRO early on allows us to mitigate other damage types and prevent mold from growing out of hand as an additional problem.
SERVPRO of Cape Coral is a locally owned and operated franchise with national backing and resources that helps local homeowners to rid themselves of even the toughest mold damage. Call us 24/7 at (239) 573-5911.

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