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The Progression of Mold Damage in Mill Basin Homes

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

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Mold Remediation Begins with Knowing Microbial Movement in Mill Basin Properties

It is crucial to understand the behavior of mold as it moves and influences materials and contents throughout a property. As widespread as these threats can become, careful inspection of the damage shows where specific types of remediation are needed like:

  • Surface cleaning
  • Abrasive cleaning
  • Sanding
  • Demolition

Hosting Materials

Mold damage restoration in Mill Basin homes and businesses targets the hosting materials almost exclusively. Not all materials are impacted by the presence of mold colonies, however. Organic matter is necessary to become the food source these organisms require to grow and continue spreading throughout the structure. This makes elements like drywall, wood, and other organic building materials common hosts.

Airborne Spores

Mold can travel quickly through open spaces, so structural openings must be managed through containment promptly to prevent a greater infestation of microbial damage. Colonies rely on new hosting materials to continue feeding and growing the organism.

HVAC Pathways

The HVAC system in your home connects all the rooms to a central point. As intakes pull in mold spores and active microbes, colonies can begin to form on the walls of the ducts utilized in distributing warm and cool air through the property. In addition to microbial development within the HVAC system, spores can use these pathways to travel to new rooms and continue spreading damage.

Migration of Moist Conditions

The movement of moisture and damp areas can also influence the production and distribution of mold organisms throughout the property. Spores can utilize moist sites of the house in as little as 48 hours to develop active colonies. Hence, as moisture moves unresolved through the structure, it allows the possibility of further mold damage to occur.

When mold damage impacts your home, we have experienced AMRT-Certified professionals to help. Give our SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands team a call now at (718) 381-3271.

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