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Rainy, Hot, and Humid Summers Increase the Chance for Mold Damage in Bloomingdale

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Moisture Encourages Mold Growth in Bloomingdale Properties--Help Is Close--SERVPRO

Mold Remediation and Information Concerning Bloomingdale Properties Courtesy of SERVPRO

If you and your Bloomingdale home have been lucky enough to avoid mold growth in the past, your good fortune might be coming to an end during this summer’s high heat and sticky dew points. If the extremes in weather we experience open the door to your home for mold growth we can help evict current colonies and make your house inhospitable to mold infestation.
Mold damage can seem like a game of chance in your Bloomingdale dwelling. Mold spores are opportunistic, always on the lookout for a steady source of moisture to jump-start their life cycle. Heavy rains can drive moisture through an open window or in between your exterior and interior walls if your gutter and downspout systems are outdated, damaged, or poorly attached. An AC system sized incorrectly for your house can fail to remove enough water vapor from the air to prevent mold spores from feeding on a condensation-slick wall, window, or drain. Our trained technicians know what to look for when dealing with warm-weather mold and have the remediation skills to abate the outbreak.
Often mold announces itself with an unpleasant musty stench. If you notice a new smell that does not dissipate, give us a call. To manage mold growth and the secondary issues that come with it, you must eliminate the moisture and follow proven procedures to rid the home of the current fungal infestation. SERVPRO employs the Environmental Protection Agency protocol, containing the mold-affected area then using appropriate methods to remove and dispose of the mold growth.
Our crew chief evaluates your home to pinpoint the mold colonies, often found in areas where the spores multiply out of sight. Mold needs oxygen, moisture, and a surface with access to organic residues to thrive. Wood framing, insulation, and drywall saturated with rain or dampened by high indoor humidity provide the perfect environment. SERVPRO contains the area, hidden or in full sight, before beginning removal.
We use physical barriers like heavy plastic or design and erect zones with the assistance of negative pressure air scrubbers. SERVPRO technicians wear personal protective equipment, and you and your family remain outside the zone. The mold is scraped, wiped, or loosened with abrasives like sodium bicarbonate. We bag and dispose of the moldy materials, vacuuming the area with HEPA filter-equipped tools. EPA-registered antimicrobials treat the exposed surfaces to inhibit a quick recurrence of the mold overgrowth. Your home is then ready for any restorative practices you or your contractor use to recover from the mold issues.
SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is ready to contain and remove mold damage andy season of the year, even during the long, lazy days of summer. A call to (630) 830-6236 sets up a consultation with one of our experienced mold remediation experts.

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