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Attic Mold Damage Remediation in Sarasota

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

The inside of a wall with mold on the wall and a pipe. SERVPRO mold damage can take over your Sarasota home, let us take on the damage.

We have your Sarasota home covered when it comes to mold damage.

When an infestation causing mold damage sets up home in a Florida property, it prefers to stay hidden for as long as possible until the musty odor or visible signs of colonies appear. 

SERVPRO technicians know that mold damage in a Sarasota residence is usually a sign of another issue. They scope the property to find areas with mold growth and trace it to the core of the problem allowing conducive conditions to sustain mold. Attics are common places to find colonies and require specialized methods for drying and abatement. 

Why SERVPRO?

When homeowners discover signs of mold damage, they need help fast. Every day that passes allows the issue to grow larger. SERVPRO technicians have extensive training and equipment to not only dry and remediate existing colors, but perform proactive treatments to stop the return. 

What Factors Contribute to Mold Infestionations in a Home?

Airborne mold spores smaller than the human eye can see float around both indoors and outside the home. When they happen to wind up in a space where the ambient humidity averages greater than 50% and the temperature is 70F-degrees, and there is something organic such as wood or sheetrock to consume, the spores germinate and flourish rapidly. In attics, poor ventilation and leaking HVAC (in attic-placed units) or plumbing issues are common reasons.

Is Cross-Contamination of Mold an Issue?

Potentially, colonies lifted off surfaces have the possibility of releasing spores that can wind up in other areas of the home and accidentally spread the infestation. SERVPRO technicians have training and certification in mold remediation #MRSR3181, and they know containment is essential during the mitigation of mold colonies to stop the possibility of spreading. 

How are Colonies Removed?

When found, mold infestations undergo rapid drying and then gently lifted using hand tools and HEPA-equipped vacuums to sweep away the dried debris. When mold grows on sheetrock, it has no restoration potential through cleaning methods and requires removal. 

A typical situation found in attic spaces is colonies growing on wood support beams; they are also consuming as a food source. These beams are an integral part of the structure, and removal is not an option. SERVPRO technicians use a method of abatement known as "soda blasting" that delivers high-velocity sodium bicarbonate, which works as a light abrasive and removes dried colonies without marring surfaces.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota  at (941) 552-6319 has the knowledge and experience to assist homeowners in the remediation of mold damage in their homes and halting the issues causing it, so it is "Like it never even happened."

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