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Clearing The Air

5/19/2024 (Permalink)

Mold in the wall cavity We opened up the wall to find more mold than we could see in the small hole the plumber made.

Clearing The Air

Mold, a silent intruder, can lurk within the walls, floors, and air ducts of a home, posing serious health risks and structural concerns. Mold remediation is the process of identifying, containing, and eliminating mold infestations to restore indoor air quality and ensure the safety of the occupants. Understanding the importance of mold remediation and the steps involved is essential for safeguarding your property and your well-being.

Recognizing the Signs of Mold

Mold thrives in moist, humid environments and can colonize virtually any surface, including drywall, carpeting, and insulation. Common signs of mold infestation include;

  • Visible Mold Growth
  • Musty Odors
  • Water Damage
  • Allergic Reactions

Mold can appear as black spots on the wall, a slight discoloration, and fuzzy patches. You may notice an earthy musty smell. This can indicate the presence of mold growth. Excessive moisture can create an ideal condition for mold growth. Individuals exposed to mold spores indoors may have respiratory issues, allergic reactions, or exaggerated asthma symptoms.

Here is an example of the water line that cracked and saturated the framing and drywall and in just a few days had mold growth.

If you think you might have mold, please call our office for an inspection at 559-453-3336.

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