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Mold Damage Under Your Sarasota Kitchen's Cabinetry Can Easily Spread

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Under Your Sarasota Kitchen's Cabinetry Can Easily Spread When mold grows out of control, a problem develops.

Mold Damage Under Your Kitchen's Cabinetry

Microbial contamination in low levels is something that happens in every home in Sarasota. Microbes exist everywhere, including places considered clean and healthy. When they grow out of control, a problem develops. We can help homeowners regain control over such situations.

Sarasota homeowners most often encounter mold damage in dark areas of their home where water exists in abundance. One such place is under cabinets, below the kitchen sink. These areas may drip-free, but condensation on water lines can allow enough water to accumulate that mold easily grows. The water can also help materials in the cabinet itself disintegrate, permitting mold to access even more of the materials.

Opening a cabinet to place sponges, cleaning chemicals and other items in, or to retrieve them, creates a small amount of airflow. However, it does not take much for spores to become free of the confines under the sink and enter the rest of your home. Moving on air currents, these spores can begin growing inside your home wherever they encounter adequate moisture.

Seeing that air movement can cause spores to release into the air, we know that cleaning mold from your home can also cause the same reaction. Using air scrubbers equipped with HEPA filters, we eliminate a large percentage of the spores stirred up by our remediation efforts. Containment of the affected area, such as your kitchen, increases, even more, the number of spores trapped by the air scrubber or ejected from your home through the containment apparatus.

Removing the mold damaged materials and replacing them with suitable materials helps keep mold from returning. However, condensation can allow mold to flourish again if not adequately addressed. We discuss with our customers what their options might include, based on their home's unique situation.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota wants to help residents in our community live in homes that promote health. Remediation of mold damage is one way we accomplish this. Call us at (941) 552-6319 if you discover mold growth or other microbial activity in your home so we can begin remediation to prevent it from spreading to uncontaminated areas in your home.

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