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Common Sources of Excess Moisture and Mold Growth

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is a natural part of our environment. It occurs everywhere. The problem is when it begins to colonize in your home or business. The usual reason behind this is some type of moisture or water leak. The most common of these are listed below.

  • •Roof Leaks. Roof leaks and its associated moisture can get behind walls, in ceilings, and attics. Regular roof inspections and gutter cleaning can help prevent this.
    •Leaking Appliances/Pipes. A small leak in an appliance such as an ice maker supply line can go unnoticed until a musty smell begins. By this time, mold could have formed in your carpet or on your subfloors.
    •Standing Water in the Basement or Crawlspace. Standing water can cause high humidity in your basement or crawlspace. This can allow mold to form on your floor joists and subfloor.
    •Inadequate ventilation in your Crawlspace or Attic. Proper ventilation of these areas is imperative to prevent moisture-related problems. High humidity in these areas can be a prime breeding ground for mold

If you have or think you have an issue with mold or moisture, give the experts at SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville a call at 336-225-2565. Our IICRC trained technicians will assess your problem and create a customized plan of remediation to get your home back to preloss conditions.

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