Insulation and Mold Damage Control in Germantown Homes
Understanding How Mold Grows is Key to Stopping Its Spread
Mold growth is a serious concern for Germantown homeowners. Molds are microscopic fungi that feed on organic matter. They produce spores that can be insect-borne, water-borne, or air-borne and have an ability to rapidly reproduce under the right conditions. These are moisture/water, nutrients, and a temperature range of between 47 and 120 degrees F. Two of these conditions (nutrients and temperature) are a part of most buildings.
If you detect the presence of mold damage in your home, SERVPRO has a team of highly skilled and highly experienced mold remediation experts who can respond quickly to your emergency. We offer 24/7 mold damage restoration services for Germantown homeowners and its environs and are dedicated to returning your home to preloss conditions as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened."
All fiberglass insulation attracts dust, which is an excellent source of mold nutrients. In fact, approximately 70 percent of all crawlspace and ceiling fiberglass are severely contaminated with mold growth. Both rockwool and fiberglass insulation have enough nutrients to support mold spores.
When it comes to mold damage control, SERVPRO technicians focus on moisture regulation. The presence of mold signals excessive water or moisture, which is essential for mold to thrive. Keeping the living area dry can prevent the fungi from growing. This involves maintaining indoor humidity levels to below 40 percent.
It is beneficial to keep in mind the moisture sources that result in mold growth and mold damage. They include interior moisture from unvented clothes dryers, bathrooms, cooking, and human bodies, humid air condensing on cooler surfaces in the house, and ground water. It is essential to inspect the type of HVAC system involved to determine whether drying or replacing is the best option. Of course, this is assuming that we are not dealing with categories two and three of water damage, as this should always be replaced.
If your HVAC system has been overtaken by mold growth, you can count on SERVPRO of Manayunk to control the mold damage. We are available 24/7, every day of the year to respond to your emergency. Call us today at (215) 482-0800.
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