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How do I clean up mold?

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is everywhere in the environment and depending on how bad it is and where the mold is located will determine the next steps.  Mold can cause issues when it is concentrated in an area, like inside a house.  In this house in Franklinton, NC the mold was heaviest in the bedroom which was affecting the living conditions of the home. Mold that is bad requires professional remediation from SERVPRO Franklin, Vance and Granville Counites.  We recommended to remove all the affected soft goods, clean the hard contents, and to remove all the affected structural issues.  In this house further investigation was needed as to cause of the mold due to the molded areas were also reading wet with our moisture meters. Mold optimal growing conditions are 68-80 degrees and humidity above 55%- which in this house was the case. It is interesting to note that there wasn't any active plumbing leaks or roof leaks. However, when SERVPRO's technician opened the crawlspace door the cause was discovered- 3 feet of standing water in the crawlspace. Moisture always seeks a state of equilibrium between wet to dry. The best example that I have is think about  is when you are doing laundry and a wet sock falls into the laundry basket full of dry clothes- does the sock dry or does the dry clothes become wet and damp?  The wet is seeking a state of equilibrium to the dry.  So if the moisture is going from wet to dry and the humidity is high- it is a perfect opportunity for mold to grow.  Call us if mold strikes your home or business at 252-433-0005

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