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Basic Facts About Mold and Dampness in Buildings

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

Mold in the back corner of a closest.

How Common is Mold Indoors?

It might surprise you to mold mold and dampness is a common problem in homes and businesses.  Mold grows in places with excessive moisture such as leaky roofs and windows, damaged water pipes and areas where there was standing water.  Mold can grow on practically any surface but grows well on organic materials such as ceiling tiles, drywall and wood products.

How Does Mold Get Indoors?

Mold is a microscopic organism and can enter your home through doors, windows, HVAC systems or even attaching itself to pets and clothing. Once indoors mold spoors will look for moisture and begin growing.

How Do You Know If You Have Mold?

Mold and mildew look very similar and can’t be visually identified.  If no visual indicators are there is a second and more common indicator; a musty smell.  If you have a musty smell and can’t find a reason, you may want to have remediation expert such as SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville come out and check for mold.

If You Think You Have Mold What Should You Do?

If you suspect your home or business has an issue with mold, give the experts at SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville a call at (336) 224-2565.  Our team of highly trained technicians will come out at no cost and assess your property.  If they find mold they will then go over the best practice on returning your property back to preloss condition.  To Learn more, give us a call today and schedule your free mold check.

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