Seasonal Changes And Mold Damage In Lynwood
Rely on the Pros from SERVPRO for Help with Mold
Mold spores are commonly found both indoors and outdoors causing few problems until moisture and food sources promote a proliferation of fungal growth and an unpleasant, musty smell. When the weather grows colder moisture can condense inside on windows, dirty glass or frames, or poorly insulated walls. As winter takes hold and ice and snow build up in gutters and inadequately flashed areas ice dams can cause liquid water to seep into warmer areas under the roof, into the attic and leaking through to living areas. Mold thrives on moisture and can grow anywhere the water collects and drips. SERVPRO can help homeowners find even well-hidden colonies of mold that can damage structures and potentially cause health problems in susceptible individuals. Our certified technicians can evaluate your home’s mold issues and take steps to remediate mold growth any time of the year.
Mold damage in Lynwood may require that an indoor environmental professional (IEP) or our production manager create a plan to control the infestation. We follow the guidelines and standards for mold remediation developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Key points in a successful mold damage remediation plan include drying and cleaning the moldy materials using approved methods that will not encourage the spread of spores. Items that cannot be cleaned safely or adequately must be removed and discarded using approved methods that eliminate the risk of non-contained spores and fungal growth. To be confident that adjoining structures and materials remain clear of microbial overgrowth it is crucial we dry out those areas within 48 hours of moisture infiltration.
During mold remediation services SERVPRO will provide for the health and safety of both the residents of your home and the technicians who are completing the tasks. Because completely eradicating mold spores is impossible we will instead focus on returning your home to a normal condition, meaning that although spores may still be present, their growth is curtailed by drying out the moisture and removing the organic materials infiltrated with an infestation. Sources of the current colony will be isolated and removed, including discarding porous or absorbent materials like sheetrock or insulation and using proper disinfection products on solid surfaces. Finally, the condensation problem that fueled the growth of the mold will be identified and corrected, including adjusting ambient humidity, sealing warm air leaks and arranging for the removal of ice build-up.
Rely upon your local mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher when the changing season encourages microbial growth in your home. Call (708) 672-0077 to schedule an inspection; our staff can respond to your inquiry 24/7 every day of the year.