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Understanding the Lifecycle of Mold Damage in Lexington Properties

1/6/2017 (Permalink)

Control the spread of mold by calling SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

Don't Let Mold Damage Plague Your Property

The common misconception about domestic mold damage is that it can be simply scrubbed and cleaned away. This is one of the reasons why so many homeowners struggle with frequent ‘breakouts.’ It is because they are not actually dealing with the problem at its source.

They do not understand how mold behaves, so they do not know how to neutralize it. Blotchy, unsightly patches are treated desperately with household chemicals, but nothing seems to prevent the problem from returning. It can feel like a nightmare situation, but there is a way to deal with mold damage in Lexington homes.

SERVPRO is a professional mold remediation and repair company based in the Lexington area. We have access to state of the art equipment and, most importantly, we know an awful lot about how to stop mold in its tracks.

Where Does Domestic Mold Come From?

Mold is not a solid, single entity. It is neither passive nor inert. It is a living, functioning organism and this is why it can be so tricky to control. It is spread by tiny mold spores, which get into the home via soil, organic matter, and various forms of house dust.

It is impossible to prevent spores from entering a home. They are too numerous and too tiny. Besides, in small amounts, they pose no risk. It is only when combined with heat and water that they begin to spread and multiply. Flooding, damp, and untreated water damage provide the ideal conditions for growth.

How Does Mold Spread Throughout the Home?

Often, the first indication of a mold problem is the unsightly, blotchy patches which form on walls, window sills, ceilings, and other damp, humid places. However, this is not actually the part of the breakout which causes trouble. The spores spread the mold to other areas of the house. They are near impossible to spot with the naked eye, but they move around on the slightest of air currents.

So, you could be spreading mold around the property simply by walking from room to room. This is why SERVPRO mold damage repairs often involve a containment procedure. This is not always the case, but it is recommended for all but the mildest of mold problems. The technicians erect special barriers and sheets to seal the contaminated air inside the affected room. That way, it cannot be spread by physical movements or the use of drying equipment.

If you would like more information on the spread of domestic mold, you can get in touch with our experts. They are specially trained in the art of mold remediation, which means that they can neutralize its spread and stop it from causing further damage. SERVPRO of Norman operates a 24/7 helpline, so call on (405) 292-0808.

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