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Appearance of Mold Damage in an Ormond Beach Home

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Finding a patch of mold in your home can cause you to panic. Relax and contact SERVPRO for an investigation and remediation efforts.

Team SERVPRO Responds Quickly to a Mold Infestation in Your Home

Microbes thrive in humid conditions, in the presence of cellulose and other plant matter. Dust in Ormond Beach residences often holds a significant amount of cellulose, and can also hold onto moisture, making an excellent home for microbial invaders.

Homes can contain vast areas of mold damage in Ormond Beach. Mold, and other microbes, may be incredibly tiny, but when in a colony, they can cover large areas of a wall. Some species form fluffy, cloud-like exteriors that, if not so damaging to a home's interior, or the possible cause of health effects, might seem beautiful. Other species come in dark colors, smell foul, and ooze excess moisture.

Regardless of appearances, all mold needs remediation. Mold damage happens because mold's hyphae, the root-like appendages, burrow into the surface of the material it rests upon, slowly going deeper each day. This slowly breaks the material down, causing disintegration and loss of the material.

SERVPRO technicians perform mold remediation for both homeowners and businesses. During remediation, our technicians wear protective garments that not only keep them from becoming overly exposed to mold, but also from spreading the mold around inside your home.

Other ways we contain the mold and other microbes include plastic sheeting and air scrubbers. Plastic sheeting keeps microbes from leaving, while air scrubbers remove those that do manage to escape. Mold, as well as other types of microbes, live everywhere on our planet, including inside your home. Total elimination of microbes, of any kind, cannot happen. There are too many, and because they exist everywhere, they would only return in a short time.

Control of the environment inside your home is the only way to control these microorganisms effectively. SERVPRO recommends continuous dehumidification as part of control efforts. We can install a dehumidifier that requires little effort on your part to help prevent recurrence of mold damage.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can help your home, and family, recover from the effects of mold damage. Whenever you find mold in an area larger than ten square feet, call us at (386) 677-9993 for the latest in technology and developments.

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