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Mold Damage can Affect Your Chattanooga Home in Hidden Areas

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Remediation is an excellent way to protect your home from increased mold damage.

Mold May be Hiding in Your Chattanooga House 

There are several different areas in your home that are inaccessible to you and others without dismantling part of your home's structure. Being inaccessible to you, strong air currents, and sunlight work together to make these great places for mold to grow in. Incredibly tiny, mold spores can still enter these enclosed areas by being carried around on air currents in your home. These concealed places can become infested very quickly once mold has started to grow within them.

When your home in Chattanooga has mold damage in one of these hidden places, you might still get a whiff of mold's distinctive smell occasionally. Some molds never produce a scent at all, so a lack of one does not necessarily mean your home does not have a mold problem. As much as you search your home for signs of mold, if it has grown inside one of these areas, you may never find it.

SERVPRO technicians can help locate mold in hidden and inaccessible areas in your home. Trained according to IICRC standards, we are also experienced with the equipment needed to track down higher-than-normal levels of moisture in your home. Common areas where mold can hide are under vanities, toilets, tubs, and shower stalls, inside walls behind or below plumbing lines, and in the floor near exterior doors and windows.

Using hygrometers to detect increased levels of moisture and humidity in the air, we can locate areas that are more prone to allow mold to grow. Moisture meters can show us exactly which hard surfaces in those areas contain elevated amounts of moisture. Borescopes are used to view the interiors of spaces which could not be seen otherwise.

While mold in these hidden locations may seem out of the way and only a nuisance, mold can travel to other sites in your home on those same air currents when new mold spores are released into the air. Remediation is an excellent way to protect your home from increased mold damage. Having excess mold removed from hidden locations can also protect your family from the many possible health effects mold might cause.


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To find hidden mold and protect your family and home, call us, SERVPRO of East Chattanooga. We are always ready to take your call at (423) 326-1406. 

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