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When Should I Remove Mold-Infested Building Materials From Your South Kingstown Home?

9/7/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on ceiling If you discover mold in your property, it is essential to begin the remediation procedure as quickly as possible.

Mold Infestations May Require the Removal of Infested Building Materials Once Other Options are Exhausted. SERVPRO of South Kingstown Can Help to Assess and Remediate Mold Damage in your South Kingstown Property.

Is drywall ruined once mold appears?
For many South Kingstown residents, the appearance of microbes and their odors can cause wholesale replacement of building materials in the home. At SERVPRO, we know that wholesale replacement is not always necessary and should be reserved as a last resort. Typically, porous materials are at most risk of a mold infestation as hyphae can bond deep below the surface level. However, in some cases, molds may not penetrate the entirety of a porous material. It can be time-efficient to scrape the surface layers of mold away from the surface, followed by the application of anti-microbial chemicals for denser surfaces and lightly soiled drywalls. When materials so signs of heavy infestation, SERVPRO remediators can remove the affected area and install clean, replacement materials.

How do you restore indoor air-quality after a mold issue?
Homeowners with mold damage in their South Kingstown property may find the air thick or odorous due to the infestation. Removing colonies and infested building materials can mitigate further spores being released into the environment but may not be effective at restoring indoor air quality. Air scrubbers can help remove these particles from your indoor environment, while negative air-pressure machines can keep them from spreading to unaffected areas. Surfaces that are scraped to eliminate mold colonies can often be repainted using an odor and microbial sealing primer to provide a fresh, clean surface for further redecoration.

What causes mold growth in a property?
- Slow leaks or other damp spots that may occur in walls
- Poor insulation which can lead to condensation spots in cavities
- High levels of humidity alongside warm temperature

If you discover mold in your property, it is essential to begin the remediation procedure as quickly as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties at (401) 847-8145.

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