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Detecting and Dealing with Mold Damage at Apollo Beach Homes

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

MOLD spelled on a fungi white wall To spell it out--Call SERVPRO for mold remediation in your Apollo Beach Home or Condo

Efficient Mold Removal for Apollo Beach Homeowners

After a plumbing leak in your Apollo Beach property, mold may set in as soon as 24 to 48 hours. It thrives well in damp environments, and porous materials like drywall and carpet may serve reservoirs, thus offering a perfect place for growth. These tiny fungi invade wood framing, causing long-term structural damage and contaminating the interior air.

You should not be surprised to find mold damage in your Apollo Beach property while you're cleaning up since plumbing leaks behind walls are not always obvious. If the affected area is less than ten feet square, you may try cleaning it yourself. However, it is safer to let professionals address mold using IICRC-certified removal and remediation techniques.

Signs of mold on drywall

  • Soft drywall
  • Musty smell
  • Discoloration

Your walls' appearance may significantly change if there is mold growth behind them. In addition to discoloration, the walls may deteriorate. Paint or wallpaper cracks, peels, or bubbles because of moisture and mold growth. Additionally, the walls may become warped, bow, or even bulge when a moisture issue results in mold growth.

Tips and techniques for cleaning mold 

Cleaning mold from drywall may not be the best option because if it gets too wet, it might be ruined. Often, it is easier to cut out the affected portion and replace it. Before reinstalling new panels, SERVPRO technicians have to clean the inside. Brushing the mold off using a wire brush helps remove as many colonies as possible without getting the wall wet. Technicians also use other techniques such as dry ice blasting.

Cleaning moldy surfaces does not mean you are free of the issue in the future. It is important to address the cause of the mold, such as water damage, poor ventilation, and excessive condensation.

Mold remediation services include

  • Containing the mold
  • Conducting necessary repairs and replacements
  • Treatment to prevent a re-infestation

SERVPRO of Apollo Beach West, Gibsonton helps you identify and manage your mold damage issue "Like it never even happened." Call us at (813) 624-2001 to get the remediation services you need to restore your home.

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