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Spring Chores Uncover A Mold Problem

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Spring Chores Uncover A Mold Problem Mold remediation is a specialty of SERVPRO, and a service we offer as part of the broad range of assistance we make available to our customers.

Have You Discovered a Mold Infestation in Your Home?


Getting out into the warm spring weather gives homeowners a chance to clear out debris and get the yard and outbuildings ready for the summer. Sometimes the cleaning uncovers a festering mold problem that endangers gutters, roofing, siding, or the interior of a garage or shed. Just because the colonies are outside of your living areas does not mean you ignore them. SERVPRO offers assistance in remediation of mold endangering structures outside as well as inside.

Many mold spores occupy outdoor areas, causing mold damage to the structure and fittings of your Chattanooga home and attached buildings when activated by moisture. Mold needs a surface made of or coated with carbon containing substances to proliferate. Wooden structures and decaying leaves are perfect incubators. Small outbreaks outside are one thing, but mold that threatens the integrity of your building’s structure or interferes with indoor air quality in a garage or other storage area needs our professional guidance to remediate.

Cleaning out a gutter or making a three season porch ready for warm weather gets you up close to organic material that potentially harbors mold. Dealing with its removal is better done by our mold specialists. SERVPRO mandates that our staff competes classes in EPA designed mold outbreak remediation. Following this protocol ensures safety for both workers and the residents of your home. Our staff contains, removes, and properly disposes of the mold. Building materials often have mold growing inside and through their structure, necessitating removal and replacement. Only experts, such as our employees, safely make this distinction.

Careful consideration of the possibility of mold moving into vehicles and their ventilation systems makes remediation of colonies in garages and carports essential. Our SERVPRO team also evaluates the possibility of mold entering the interior of your home through venting, outdoor air conditioning units, or other HVAC equipment stored outdoors or in outbuildings. Only by weighing the probability of such mold transfer can we and you be sure that outdoor infestation does not migrate inside.

Mold remediation is a specialty of SERVPRO, and a service we offer as part of the broad range of assistance we make available to our residential customers. Homeowners who find an outdoor mold outbreak do well to seek our advice on how to manage it.


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Mold knows no boundaries and SERVPRO of South Chattanooga is ready to remediate, regardless of its location. Give our friendly dispatchers a call at (423) 785-3200 to set up a consultation.