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Why Residents Need to Locate the Moisture Source Causing Mold Damage in St. Petersburg Homes

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold only needs moisture source and organic material to grow. That moisture can also be in the form of humidity.

Mold Remediation Experts In St. Petersburg Discuss The Importance Of Finding The Source

Fungi can develop inside your St. Petersburg home in places that you may not see on a regular basis. At times, locating all the contamination during the mold remediation process is not possible right away. Fungi often hide in dark, confined spaces due to their tendency to form in warm, humid, and wet environments. Finding the source of the initial water issue is important but can sometimes be difficult depending on the situation. During any mold remediation project, a professional company such as SERVPRO can help you find and repair the problem that is causing moisture to enter.  

All cases of fungal contamination involve some contact with water or vapor in the air. Our SERVPRO technicians have experience and are trained to figure out where the excessive moisture is coming from during your mold remediation project in St. Petersburg. We can use specialized moisture meters to find all of the wet materials inside your home. Once we track the moisture, we can then find out where it originated. Before we begin restoration work, we contact a certified contractor to fix any problem we cannot repair so that no more water can enter your house.  

Not locating the source of moisture causes the mold problems to return in the future. When removing contamination from affected surfaces, we often scrape or sand the materials so that there are not any more surface issues. In some cases, the hyphae grow too far into the materials forcing our SERVPRO technicians to remove them.  

After the contamination is scraped off or the affected building materials get removed, we then test the moisture levels of the items. If the levels are still higher than they are in the materials in unaffected areas of your home, then we can dry out your structural components. Once all of your building materials are dry, we then spray the affected components with a sealant paint that traps in any foul odors. If you ever notice wet areas or visible mold inside your home, call SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000 any day of the week.

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