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Mold Is Sneaky -- Hire Professional Mold Detectives To Catch It in Taylorsville

7/16/2017 (Permalink)

Whether mold is visible or you can just smell that something is not quite right in your home, SERVPRO can find the source of the mold and remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians Use the Latest in Detection Tools to Locate Moisture and Mold in Your Home

Homeowners are often driven crazy by a musty, funky smell without finding the source of the underlying mold growth. Just because you cannot see mold colonies does not mean they are not hiding, possibly damaging the structure of your home and making individuals reactive to molds uncomfortable. Contact SERVPRO if you suspect mold is present and we do our best to locate and remediate.
 
Certain areas of your home hold a musty smell. You notice it most clearly on an outside wall, sometimes stronger if you sniff at a light switch or electrical outlet. To manage mold damage to your Taylorsville home you need to find it and then hire a reliable mold remediation firm that follows Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols. We inspect for signs of mold in all the likely places, and some not so likely, to find and remediate mold growth in your home.
 
When the moldy smell confines itself to exterior walls with no visible evidence of microbial growth, SERVPRO is likely to suspect an outdoor source of moisture. The mold may be growing in the recesses between the exterior and interior walls. If your home is insulated, the materials used possibly are contaminated as well.
 
Expect SERVPRO technicians to inspect the exterior of your home. We seek areas of siding that appear warped or bulging. Other signs include paint peeling unevenly or much sooner than is reasonable given when the house last received a new coat. If your home features stucco or brickwork, we look for cracks or missing pieces. Leaky or poorly hung gutters or loose flashing may have been the areas of ingress for rain, snow, or other forms of precipitation.
 
We may also remove plaster or gypsum board in the interior of the house near the smell to investigate whether mold colonies exist between the walls. When we find the infestation, the EPA protocol of containment, removal, and disinfection removes the current problem. We remove wet and moldy insulation as well, replacing it after remediation finishes. Remediation is not complete until the moisture source is removed, so gutters, flashings, and siding or brick/stucco need repair to limit the recurrence of the mold problem.
 
Call on SERVPRO of Alexander & Caldwell Counties at (828) 396-1070 if you fear mold colonies hide in your walls. Relentless detective work finds the mold and EPA directives followed remediate the outbreak.

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