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Remodeled Rooms Hit Hard By Mold

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Remodeled Rooms Hit Hard By Mold Even a small amount of water soaked into these areas encourages mold growth as spores are always present.

Mold In Remodeled Rooms

House hunters find an older home in a desirable neighborhood and make it their own by upgrading and remodeling. Expanded kitchens and basements transformed into living areas are common household projects. Modern materials replace lathe and plaster or cinder block walls. Amid the pleasure of gaining comfortable space in your new-to-you comes the surprise of unexpected mold growth. SERVPRO is ready to investigate, remediate, and plan for your mold-free future.

The components used to rehab or remodel increase the possibility of mold damage to your Knoxville home. Drywall has high levels of cellulose, the perfect diet for mold growth. The new trim that adds style to your transformed living areas often is a pressed or chipped wood product, not a solid expanse of minimally processed hardwood like that installed decades ago. Our technicians learn about how these remodeling choices increase mold growth challenges during the restoration training we require for continued employment.

Moisture that would sheet down a plaster wall or easily wipe off original hardwood baseboards instead saturates the brand new construction components. Even a small amount of water soaked into these areas encourages mold growth as spores are always present. Something as innocuous as a steamy kitchen following the cooking of a big meal or a tiny leak in the hose leading to your new dishwasher provides enough wetness to activate the mold and the cellulose-based walls, cabinets, and trim offer a place for the fungi to bloom and grow.

Call in SERVPRO mold remediation specialists to contain and remove the obvious mold. Then work with our team to make changes in the areas you remodeled to limit future mold growth. Eliminate the soaking and mold starves.

Options include proper venting and exhaust fan installation. Plumbing leaks need repair and areas of your home that a naturally more humid, such as a basement area that is now your new family room, need to be assessed for high relative humidity levels. Vapor barriers and consistent dehumidification go a long way toward minimizing the moisture that transforms benign mold spores into robust mold colonies. SERVPRO works with you and other contractors to make these changes.

Enjoy your remodeled home without fear of microbial infestation with the help of SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville. Call us at (865) 862-8907 to schedule a mold remediation assessment.

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