Mold Damage in Your Cape Canaveral Home
Moisture and a Food Source Spells Mold Growth--Call SERVPRO for Remediation
If you are noticing a musty, moldy smell under your kitchen sink in your Cape Canaveral home, but do not see any visible mold, do not dismiss it. You very likely have mold growth underneath or behind the cabinet, and possibly inside the drywall. A leaky faucet can help create mold growth, and it is crucial to handle the problem right away before it gets worse, by fixing the drip.
Even if you cannot see the mold but can smell it, mold damage and growth can be present in your Cape Canaveral kitchen. Mold thrives on dark and damp environments and continues to grow until the issue is handled. At SERVPRO, our staff is knowledgeable and professionally trained to clean the mold up and remediate the problem.
Microscopic organisms, molds can be present virtually anywhere. Along with yeasts and mushrooms, molds are fungi, and they are used to breakdown materials which are organic and recycle the nutrients. Molds release many tiny cells known as spores, and these spread quickly through the air to form new colonies, which is why during remediation, we are careful to contain the affected area to prevent the mold from spreading to unaffected regions of your home.
Mold needs moisture to grow, so that leak under your sink is perfect. Growth can occur when there is moisture from excessive humidity, water damage, condensation, water leaks, water infiltration, or flooding. Since molds grow by digesting matter that is organic, they slowly destroy anything they are growing on, which is another reason to act fast if you suspect you have mold colonies in your home. New molds can also sometimes grow on older colonies of mold.
SERVPRO techs can find mold growing on surfaces by the visible discoloration and staining that is frequently gray, green, black, or brown, but can also be white and other colors. The musty smell you noticed also makes mold evident in the suspected area of growth.
SERVPRO of Central Brevard are experts at finding hidden mold colonies in your home in Rockledge, Viera, or Pineda and cleaning them up. Get in touch with us at (321) 638-4947 as soon as you suspect you have an issue with mold.
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