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Surprising Causes of Mold Damage in Tucson

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Finding a mold infestation spreading on your wall can lead to panic. Contact SERVPRO for an assessment and remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Remediates a Mold Infestation Regardless of the Cause

Our dry climate can lull homeowners into believing there is little chance of interior mold damage in Tucson. The reality is that many opportunities are present inside any home for excess moisture to collect, and that is precisely the fuel needed for the many mold spores waiting in the air and on surfaces. We have advanced equipment, well-trained crews, and the proper protocol to remediate unexpected mold problems.
 
Mold damage in your Tucson home causes deterioration to structural components. When mold grows, it distributes numerous mold spores and can produce mycotoxins, both of which can irritate and trigger allergic reactions in susceptible individuals. It is undoubtedly an unwanted issue but is predictable if moisture remains unmanaged. When we take on a mold remediation project, we not only abate the microbial growth, we also identify moisture sources and suggest strategies to eliminate it.
 
Very little moisture is necessary to encourage mold growth. SERVPRO often sees tiny leaks from plumbing under cabinets or between walls creating the perfect conditions for fungal issues. A loose connection or even a sweating cold supply pipe that drips condensation provides enough water to give a mold colony a boost.
 
Failure to dry out bathrooms or laundry rooms after use can offer an incubator for mold. Spills or overflow left unattended are mold havens. Wet laundry, sponges, and washcloths are good breeding places. The steam from cooking can dampen drywall or woodwork. Any room in your home that experiences even periodic high humidity is a possible mold hotspot. SERVPRO can contain and remove the current infestation, but to avoid future outbreaks exhaust fans are a must and should be used regularly.
 
Air conditioning units, whether central or window, contribute to the moisture issues behind mold problems. Although in theory they are a tool to help reduce humidity and limit microbial growth, they do this in most cases by condensing water vapor out of the air. If the coils where the condensation occurs or the drain is dirty or clogged, water collects. These areas are classic places for mold spores to absorb moisture and being grown into significant colonies.
 
Work with SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson if you smell or see any evidence of mold in your home. We can remediate an outbreak and offer suggestions to limit its return by eliminating moisture. Call (520) 760-9352 for an evaluation.

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