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Did You Know That A Fungus Could Be Growing Inside Your Columbus Home?

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Did You Know That A Fungus Could Be Growing Inside Your Columbus Home? It only takes 48 hours for mold to form after a water leak.

Mold Remediation Technicians In Columbus Discuss Problems With Minor Damage

If a small water leak inside your Columbus home goes undetected for more than 48 hours, conditions are right for microbes to form. Once fungi develop, it is wise to call in a professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO. A fungus can grow in any area inside a house that has organic substances and elevated moisture levels. Once the microbes activate and turn into a fungus, they form structures called hyphae that can grow deep into and attach to materials with root-like structures. The hyphae then release spores into the air and can force you to have to conduct mold remediation in more areas inside your home in the future.  

Even if the contamination is small, the spores can get into your house's airflow and cause air quality issues. Since fungi can cause health effects, it is wise to call in SERVPRO, which is a professional mold remediation company in Columbus, to help prevent the problems from getting worse. Our team starts by finding the initial source of the water damage that caused materials to get wet. We then follow the moisture to figure out which items inside your home got affected by moisture or fungal contamination. Once we come up with our project scope, we take measures to repair the original water leak so that no more moisture enters the interior of the structure.  

Once the initial problem gets repaired, our SERVPRO technicians work on removing the contaminated materials and taking measures to prevent the spreading of mold spores. Before any work begins, we build a plastic barrier to contain the affected area. We then attach an air scrubber to the containment chamber to create negative air pressure inside it. Any dust generated during the restoration process then gets pulled through a HEPA filter that traps microscopic particles.  

Our team then removes the contaminated materials before we treat any other areas near the source with an antimicrobial chemical. If you ever notice even a small spot of black mold inside your home, call SERVPRO of South Columbus at (614) 863-1392 any time of the day.

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