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Causes of Possible Mold Damage in White Plains Homes

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

blue arrows signifying ventilation SERVPRO says that robust ventilation can help prevent mold growth and damage in your White Plains home. Call us for mold remediation.

SERVPRO Overcomes Mold Damage Threats

Mold development in your home is easier to understand and resolve when you can identify the cause and work on preventing recurrences. While there might be many reasons moisture could exist in your home, there are a few critical possibilities why mold is a threat right now.

Moisture and Water Damage Concerns

Even before you notice mold damage in White Plains properties, conditions must exist to support colony development and sustain their presence. Moist or damp areas of the residence are needed for this, which are not difficult to produce after disasters like burst pipes or leaks in the plumbing system. Drying must be complete to prevent mold and microbial growth, meaning that our sophisticated detection tools and sensors must get used to tracking moisture movement. Options include:

  • Surface Moisture Detectors
  • Thermo hygrometers
  • Thermal (Infrared) Images
  • Probing Meters

High Environmental Moisture Content

Humidity is one of the most direct influences on mold development in the house. After disasters, environmental moisture can continue to be a factor even if the surface water is resolved. Dehumidifiers can help collect humidity and lower these levels to prevent ideal conditions for colonization.

Poor Ventilation

Bathrooms and kitchens without adequate ventilation often see damp conditions persist, and water becomes a prevalent threat to these house areas. The lingering moisture content creates a viable location for mold development, so SERVPRO can resolve these threats by installing sufficient ventilation outlets at homeowners' request. 

Unknown Mold Damage Concerns

Mold damage can be challenging to track and identify until it breaches the surface materials of areas in the living space. Consequently, mold development can allow a continued spread of the organism through sensitive materials nearby until this threat gets resolved. You can look for surface spotting, persistent dampness, or a harsh odor to indicate the presence of colonies beyond what you can see.

Do you have mold damage? Call SERVPRO of White Plains and New Rochelle at (914) 684-1560.

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