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Mold Damage in Tucson Often Takes Place in Laundry Rooms

9/9/2018 (Permalink)

If your laundry room experiences an increase in moisture and you smell that musty mold smell, contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

Our Technicians Assess and Then Remediate the Mold Infestation in Your Home

A fungus needs three conditions to be present to form inside your Tucson home which are moisture, the correct temperature, and an organic food source. Houses already have plenty of organic substances because they get built with a lot of wooden and paper materials that can develop mold damage. Fungi like temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit and most homes are kept at around 70 degrees. Once moisture gets added to this scenario, you have a prime location for microbial growth. Once microbes that already exist everywhere get activated by excessive moisture, building materials inside your home can receive mold damage.
If water ever leaks into your home, it must be removed within 48 hours or the microbes can start to grow. Therefore, most mold damage cases in Tucson are the result of water leaks going unnoticed. Sometimes appliances can malfunction and leak out moisture without you noticing it. Water pipes can develop slow leaks that pour small amounts of moisture into your building's structure.
One common place in every house that receives leaks you may not see right away is the laundry room. Many laundry rooms are small, confined, and close to the size of a closet making it difficult to easily see every corner of the room. Washers and dryers are heavy, so they do not get moved out of their places very often. Since laundry rooms are the home to your washer and dryer, there are water pipes and connections in the small area. The amount of water-related connections involved in a laundry room increases the chances of a leak taking place.
Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and have experience in dealing with moisture-related problems inside these rooms that are the home to your washer and dryer. When we first arrive at a problem in a laundry room, we immediately move everything out of the tight area so we can inspect the situation. Once we figure out the source of the problem, we repair the moisture source if needed.
Next, if microbial growth is present our SERVPRO restoration team analyzes the situation and tries to figure out how severe the contamination is. Once we determine the overall scope of the project and get work authorization from you, we contain the contaminated room. This means that we use heavy-duty plastic to seal off the room so that no harmful dust particles or mold spores can spread outside of the affected region during our restoration process.
If you ever see black mold inside your laundry room, call SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352 any time of the day.
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