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You May Have Hidden Mold

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mold often hides where you cannot see it

Locating mold when it is hidden is a hard thing to do. That’s why at SERVPRO of Burlington, we are here to assist you in determining if you have mold, where you have mold, and with the removal of the mold. While you as a homeowner or business owner may not be able to locate it on your own, you can certainly detect it. Usually mold will give off a “musty” smell. If your home or office has a “musty” smell that lingers and often gets stronger without decent airflow, or when windows are closed, than chances are you have a mold issue. Mold is detectable by you not just by smell but also by seeing signs of water damage on walls or ceilings. A dried-up water stain in your ceiling tile, or a dried-up water stain on your wall signifies water has been there long enough for there to be mold. Where there has been water damage, there will be mold. It only takes mold from 24 hours to 10 days to grow after the provision of growing conditions. It’s growth is just is not always visible to the human eye.

Mold likes to hide behind wallpaper or paneling, underneath paint, on the inside of ceiling tiles, the back of drywall, or the underside of carpets or carpet padding. Piping in walls or alongside windows can also become a source of mold, since they may leak water in which causes moisture and condensation to build up. Where there’s moisture there will within lie or begin a mold growth.

Mold growing inside buildings, becomes a hazard if not taken care of properly. The inhalation of mycotoxins can be very bad for your health or the health of any other building inhabitants. After a flood or major leak, mycotoxin levels are even higher once the building has dried out.

If you suspect or know that you have mold inside your home or office, then give us a call at 336-379-1772. At SERVPRO of Burlington we are here for you 24/7 and 365.

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