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Can Mold Remediation Steps Worsen The Situation?

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home Need mold remediation for your Knoxville property? Call the professionals at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Helps Knoxville Homeowners Respond Appropriately to Mold

Mold can develop in any part of your house. Sometimes, it is even difficult to pinpoint the reason for such infestation. What you might be sure of is the need to take immediate action to address the situation. However, some of the steps you might take can worsen the situation or create secondary problems.

When done correctly, timely mold remediation in Knoxville properties can help prevent expensive renovations. SERVPRO technicians are well versed in mold development processes. For instance, we understand the factors that fuel growth, including moisture, favorable temperature, and minimal natural light. Therefore we can pinpoint responses that worsen the situation, including:

  • Wet cleaning or using bleach
  • Painting over moldy areas
  • Tearing down affected areas without taking precautions

Wet cleaning areas with mold residues introduce more moisture, so the problem may recur immediately. Since bleaches are mixed with water, they are less effective than you might expect. Painting may seem like a good way to rid walls or other surfaces of mold stains. However, since mold hyphae penetrate the affected material, covering an area with paint only hides the problem.

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville tackles mold remediation correctly. You can reach us at (865) 862-8907 when you need assistance.  

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