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Mold can hide anywhere, but where do you start to look? 

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Remediation means to protect first and to take steps that can preserve your valuables. Mold is a natural substance that grows when warmth and residual moisture stay around too long. Although many people consider the presence of mold to be dangerous, it truly only impacts those who have a weak immune system, or an allergy. However, it’s not something you want to stay around. 

Whether from storm damage, a leaking pipe or hidden water in the ground underneath a home or building where dirt is present, moisture and heat can form the growth of mold. The best choice when dealing with the possibility of mold is to have a plan for when moisture comes in unwelcomed. When you are fast to call a mold removal specialist in Butler County, PA, you may can restore your valuables rather than replacing them. 

Here are 3 places mold can grow of which you may not be aware at this time. These are hidden places that can trap moisture allowing mold to begin to form. 

  • In the crawl spaces above and below the surface. These two hidden locations can be a haven for mold if moisture has entered in. A basement will hold moisture from the dirt below, where an attic may be susceptible to water from a leaking roof. Periodically checking these locations will help you in detecting mold before it becomes a problem. 
  • The space where drywall meets the ceiling can also be a prime location for noticing the presence of mold, or mold that may be growing. Look for black or darkness around the joinder and have a mold remediation specialist come out to inspect if you find discoloration in this location.
  • Pet Food is also a prime location for mold to grow, even though it may not be totally related to home damage. Mold can grow wherever moisture and warmth have met and stayed together. If you see mold anywhere, mold may be everywhere. 

As a reminder, we want you to restore and not replace, so anytime you have a slight feeling that mold may be present, call SERVPRO of Southern Butler County. Mold, while not dangerous to all people, can be dangerous to some people so it’s extremely important that you mitigate this issue with mold remediation. 

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