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Mold Damage Technicians In Fort Myers Discuss Remediation In Laundry Rooms

6/10/2018 (Permalink)

Moisture and Mold Occur in Fort Myers Laundry Rooms, Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Condos and Homes in Fort Myers Often Suffer from a Mold Infestation--Call SERVPRO for a Remedy

The laundry room inside your Fort Myers home is one area that is at risk for water-related problems. These parts of a house have water pipes running into them and contain appliances such as washing machines. Over time washing machines and water pipes can wear down, break, and cause moisture to leak negatively affecting your building materials and contents.

Whenever water gets inside a home, it is possible that microbial growth occurs. Many mold damage incidents in Fort Myers happen when materials stay wet for extended periods. Over time, microbes can grow and possibly spread to other sectors of the building causing contamination in multiple areas.

Fungi need elevated moisture levels, organic substances, and temperatures between 68 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit to survive and develop. The more time that passes by, the worse the problem can get. If the environment remains ideal for microbial growth, structures called hyphae form and spread in all directions. The hyphae also produce spores that get released into the air and aid in the mold's reproduction.
In some cases, these appliances and plumbing can develop slow leaks that you do not notice right away. As time goes on the problems created by the excessive moisture gets worse and worse. Our experts at SERVPRO know that mitigating the problem as quickly as possible is essential to reduce the severity of the issues.

As soon as our SERVPRO technicians diagnose contamination inside your laundry room, measures are taken to keep microbes from spreading to unaffected areas inside your home. If the mold patch is small, scraping off the fungi and vacuuming the particles may suffice for the cleanup prior to an antimicrobial application. The first thing we do is set up a containment chamber. In extreme infestations the chamber consists of metal poles and thick plastic that is used to prevent dust and spores from getting into the airflow inside the structure. Other barriers may simply be a sheet of plastic. We then attach an air scrubber to a hole in the contained region to create negative air pressure and suck up any dust or microbes stirred up during the restoration process.

If the initial problem is not treated correctly and promptly, the issues can get much worse. After any contaminated materials are removed or treated, the final step is to dry out building materials so that wet conditions do not cause mold to form in the same area again. Any time you notice a fungus, call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 any day of the week.

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