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Why You Should Act Fast with West Hartford Mold Damag

9/14/2022 (Permalink)

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Understanding Mold Damage in Your West Hartford Home 

When moist conditions persist in your home, the result could be microbial growth and damage. Overlooking these effects could be costly, disruptive to your everyday life, and even hazardous. We work to help homeowners isolate problem areas and repair them during thorough remediation and removal.

Addressing West Hartford mold damage means mobilizing experienced professionals on our team to help. We understand how alarming these organisms can be to find in your house, so we thoroughly educate our roster to accommodate even Large Loss concerns that could affect area commercial structures. Through the IICRC, our SERVPRO team has numerous niche accreditations to help, including:

What Causes Mold?

Microbial growth occurs when specific environmental conditions are met to facilitate colonies. Not all areas of your home can support mold, but many can. Persistent moist areas of the property, such as the basement and the attic, are common sites to experience microbial growth. With limited traffic to these storage or utility areas, colonization might go unnoticed for extended periods and spread considerably.

Is Mold a Threat to Your Residence?

Finding mold in your home, or suspecting mold damage exists, is not often met with the urgency it should be. Developing microbial colonies can destroy hosting elements like building materials, as these organisms use organic matter as a food source. The result is the deterioration of structural elements in your home.

Is Mold Growing in Your Home?

Identifying mold damage in your home is vital for securing remediation professionals. You might want to wait for confirmation before calling experienced technicians. Often, signs that point to development include physical spotting on surfaces like drywall, a musty smell overwhelming an area of your home, or persistent moisture that lingers for several days. All of these can be strong indicators of microbial development in the house.

How Does SERVPRO Remediate Mold?

The remediation process is not one-size-fits-all. Careful considerations must get made about environmental conditions, hosting materials, and the impact of specific remediation solutions before choosing the best approach. Options can include:

  • Surface Cleaning - Exterior treatments for hosting materials are the standard first step in removing mold infestations and microbial damage. Antimicrobial and sporicidal products can effectively eradicate surface colonies and prevent further development.
  • Sanding - Hand and power sanding are ideal for materials hosting mold colonies like wood framing. Sanding removes thin layers of the outermost exterior to remove infestations.
  • Media/Soda Blasting - Abrasive cleaning techniques can often effectively remove surface mold that has begun to penetrate beyond the outermost layer.
  • Controlled Demolition - While other remediation methods are considered before demolition, this approach is a final solution against deeply embedded mold damage.

Preventing Recurrences

Among the advantages of having professionals capable of completing the general contracting work associated with mold recovery is preventing recurrences. Some vulnerability in a home's construction allows the intrusion of water and moisture into a living space. Addressing these concerns through competent and experienced contractors ensures that we can prevent similar situations from environmental conditions that were never fully resolved. Our professionals can help in many ways, including:

  • Controlled demolition
  • Structural repairs
  • Containment
  • Utility repairs
  • Reconstruction

West Hartford mold damage is a threatening situation often underappreciated by those experiencing the growth. Our experienced remediation professionals work quickly to overcome spores and colonies in the house to help you get back to comfortable living conditions. Give our SERVPRO of West Hartford team a call when you need us at (860) 206-6141.

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