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Finding And Controlling Mold Damage in Carol Stream Homes

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Carol Stream Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation and Disinfecting

Mold Remediation Helps Protect Property and Health

Numerous species of molds can be found in Carol Stream, including black, green, orange, brown, and white. Outdoors, mold has a major role to play in the natural breakdown of plant matter. The problem begins when it travels indoors, where it can cause health effects to you and your family. It often begins as a stringy slime, although it can also appear in the form of a powdery substance, like a mildew. Black mold has the reputation, though unjustly, of having the most significant impact on your home but addressing it requires professional restoration services.

If you find any type of mold in your home, SERVPRO has experienced mold damage remediation experts in Carol Stream that can arrive promptly to control the growth. Mold can develop at an incredibly fast pace, forming a colony in as little as 2 days after initial contact with a surface. Our products are designed to reverse the damage as quickly and efficiently as possible, leaving you with a cleaner living space.
 
These fungi require a water source to proliferate. Basements, crawl spaces, attics, wall interiors, and around chimneys are all areas where water can intrude. Condensation can also occur when the house has an excessive amount of humidity, providing favorable conditions for mold growth. Most living things produce carbon atoms that the mold uses as a source of food. Everything from wood to skin cells can supply the necessary nutrients for mold growth.
 
Even the cleanest of homes are at risk of mold damage. Residential buildings have many areas that are conducive for mold to develop. The good news is that there are certain steps you can take to limit their growth. Total eradication is not possible though a professional restoration company like SERVPRO comes close.
 
Basements, in particular, should have a proper ventilation system in place for pushing water vapor out and bringing in the fresh air. A circulation fan or dehumidifier can help eliminate excessive moisture where there are no windows. Foundation cracks also provide an ideal habitat for mold growth. SERVPRO experts can seal doors, window frames, and corner locations of your foundation to prevent rainwater from penetrating inside causing mold damage.
 
Finding mold in your home can be frightening - it is unsightly and may be hazardous to your health. SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is dedicated to eliminating all signs of mold damage and limiting future growth on your property. For any assistance, call us today at (630) 830-6236.

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