Effects Water Can Have on Your Property
Living in Florida we deal with humidity, moisture, etc. that all is related to mold growth in some way or another. Every concentration is different and some can be taken care of with minimal effort.
When mold damage gets severe enough it may cause permanent and noticeable damage to materials in your home. Carpeting, wood, structural components, drywall and more. Frequently they require significant restoration efforts after they have been affected by a mold colony. Mold does not just grow on top of these materials - it feeds off them, literally eating away at their surfaces and compositions. These are some of the most common materials SERVPRO must replace during or after a mold remediation project.
Carpets sometimes attract mold damage like a magnet, soaking up water and providing a sheltered place for mold to start growing. Within your carpet's fibers, mold can grow quickly and easily if it has enough water. Mold can then wrap around fibers and attack them from all sides, eating away at the material much faster than flat surfaces like drywall. Due to the speed at which it is destroyed and its ability to harbor deep-rooted mold growth, carpeting is one of the most common replacements made in a home.
Drywall and Plaster
Some types of mold may eat through drywall by consuming the cardboard backing and plaster, creating a challenging and delicate restoration task. Thankfully, we only need to remove and replace a limited portion of drywall in most cases, but this still may require some amount of construction work. Other insulating materials and hidden wall constructs may also need replacement or restoration.
Wood takes some of the heaviest damage from long-term mold growth. Although special finishes sometimes protect the wood, it also has high potential to rot and deteriorate if mold grows around it. At risk are everything from support columns to floorboards to building materials, so this mold threat should not be taken lightly.
SERVPRO of Columbia and Suwannee Counties is an experienced local resource for combating mold and its disastrous effects. If you have found signs of mold damage in your home, call us at (386) 754-0261.
We can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and get you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”