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High-Risk Areas Of Your Merritt Island Home Where Mold Can Grow And Spread

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation High-Risk Areas Of Your Merritt Island Home Where Mold Can Grow And Spread SERVPRO of Central Brevard takes care of mold before it gets a chance to grow and spread beyond its current extent.

High-Risk Places Where Mold Damage Can Happen To Merritt Island Homes

Mold damage can impact a Merritt Island home in multiple places at once, but there are a few places that we identify as high-risk parts of the home that can develop mold growth faster and more easily than others. To identify where the problem may have originated from we make sure to scan the area for moisture and other signs of growth. However, it still helps us if we know beforehand how extensive the problem is, so try and identify if these high-risk spots show signs of damage.

Carpeting
Many cases of mold damage to Merritt Island homes start with or are limited to the carpet in one or more rooms. Because it is both highly porous and an ideal food source for most species of mold, carpeting easily develop extensive fungal growth very quickly after a water damage incident. We prioritize drying and caring for carpeting in most situations because it can be difficult to contain growth once it starts to spread.

Furniture
Many types of furniture are filled with stuffing, padding, and other organic materials that, much like carpeting, both absorb water and represent an ideal food source for fungal spores. Our advanced moisture detection tools, such as thermohygrometers and infrared sensors, can identify moisture deep inside your furniture and alert us to potential risks of growth inside.

Hollow Spaces Behind Walls
Many homes are constructed with slim, hollow spaces behind their walls, which typically lack any finish or coating that would typically impede mold growth. When these areas get wet, their lack of ventilation can keep moisture trapped long enough for mold to begin to grow and feed off of the structural components of your home. These infestations are harder to detect, but SERVPRO inspectors can find them quickly enough once you identify a problem, even if the only signs of damage are in another room.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard takes care of mold before it gets a chance to grow and spread beyond its current extent. Call us at (321) 638-4947 to find out more about how we can help.

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