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Mold Damage Easily Spreads After Hiding In Decorative Brick And Concrete In Fort Myers Properties

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

A home in Fort Myers can sustain mold damage when moisture collects in areas of the house and allows microbes to proliferate.

Mold Damage

Keeping your Fort Myers home beautiful and in perfect condition requires ongoing maintenance. This includes taking care of appliances and performing regular checks to ensure that everything functions as it should. Sometimes, homeowners overlook things that eventually cause problems.

A home in Fort Myers can sustain mold damage when moisture collects in areas of the house and allows microbes to proliferate. Some locations, such as decorative cement, terra cotta, and brick provide tiny spaces for microbes to collect, and also the potential to entrap moisture and dust containing organic matter. Although these materials seem hard and durable, their porous nature forms a suitable environment for microbes to thrive.

Homes always contain microbes to some degree, but the overgrowth of any strain or variety leads to problems in other areas of your pristine home. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) can detect where mold colonizations began growing and remove these. When materials become damaged because of mold and other microbes, part of the remediation process requires the removal and replacement of these materials.

When mold inside pores, cracks, and crevices in decorative pieces outgrows the spaces available, spores sent out start new growth cycles after ending up in places throughout your home. These spores can land anywhere after traveling around the inside of your home on already existing air currents.

Remediation of your home removes the mold found growing there but also involves a permanent reduction of excessive moisture. Installing dehumidifiers can accomplish this in your home. Cleaning textured surfaces can help considerably in preventing future outbreaks, as well. Treating these facets of your home can also keep any surviving or newly deposited molds from releasing spores.

SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda provides services to Solana, Salvista, and Punta Gorda residents. Mold damage can happen year-round, so we are always available by calling (941) 575-5910. When microbial activity seems to affect your home continually, let us find the reason why and then resolve the situation for you.

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