Finding All the Mold Damage in Patchogue Homes
Surface Mold Damage Is Only Part of the Problem
Many mistakenly believe that mold development and growth are only what you can see. In truth, mold can spread wildly through a house, encompassing many materials and areas you cannot readily access. The only way to truly remediate mold growth is with a thorough inspection conducted by a licensed third party.
However, mold damage in Patchogue homes can sometimes be more apparent. While a full professional inspection is still necessary, some signs can indicate colonies without official air sampling results. Some of these include:
- Damp surfaces
- Harsh odors
Understanding the movement and presence of moisture throughout a structure helps narrow where mold remediation will be necessary. Sophisticated tools in our inventory allow us to discover hidden moisture caches in the building materials and structural cavities that could indicate suitable conditions for mold growth.
Accessing structural cavities and determining the condition of specific materials can require some degree of controlled demolition. The term controlled in this sense indicates restraint in the number of building elements removed and discarded at this phase. We only remove necessary components to access damaged areas and better regulate moist conditions.
Discovering mold through the official mold inspection indicates to our responding remediators where removal actions and products are necessary for a house. Depending on the materials impacted and the damage location, several methods could prove effective against active organisms like surface treatments, abrasive cleaning, and sanding.
With the severity of mold development and how it can significantly impact a home or business, the discovery or suspicion of mold should spur action with property owners. As leading remediation professionals, our SERVPRO of Patchogue team can respond fast with mitigative strategies and removal solutions. Call us today at (631) 924-1801.