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Suspect Mold? What to Know About Mold Infestations | SERVPRO of Bellevue

12/22/2023 (Permalink)

Mold overgrowth on wall Has your home been impacted by mold overgrowth? SERVPRO of Bellevue is here for the rescue. Call us today!

We all pride ourselves on our homes, and we put a lot of work into them to keep them safe, comfortable and functioning smoothly. They return the favor by keeping us out of the elements and providing us a cozy place to spend our free time. While no one ever wants to think about discovering something unpleasant in their homes, it is a reality that many are faced with on a daily basis.

Discovering a mold infestation is downright frustrating, and frankly, a little gross. Even the cleanest and most well-kept homes can become the victim of a mold infestation in the right conditions! Knowing what to do if you suspect a mold infestation is vital to catching it before it causes too much trouble.

Where Can Mold Grow?
Mold spores are microscopic and are constantly floating in the air in and around our homes. They can travel back and forth through windows and into vents and can be found in virtually every area of your home.

The good news is that mold doesn’t always start to grow even if you have the spores in your home. The right conditions have to be present for mold to settle in and grow. Mold loves to grow in damp, dark environments, making attics, basements and crawl spaces the perfect breeding ground for such infestations. Once a few spores start to spread, an entire colony can form in just 24 to 48 hours.

Discovering a Mold Infestation
One of the classic signs of a mold infestation is the smell. Since mold often grows in areas that don’t experience high traffic, it can grow silently for a long time without being discovered. If you notice a musty or earthy odor, it might mean that a mold infestation is just out of sight. Mold can also start to bubble paint, discolor walls and create soft spots.

If you notice any of these signs, you can do a visual inspection but don’t attempt any major construction without professional assistance. Certain types of mold can be dangerous to disturb and you should not breathe in the spores, so it can be hazardous to get involved without knowing what you are dealing with.

Call SERVPRO of Bellevue so we can take care of it for you! We will arrive quickly and assess the situation using the right gear and safety materials. If we do discover mold, we will identify the kind and make our recovery plan based on our findings. We will contain the area, filter the air and then work on cleaning up the mold and mold-infested materials.

Restoration Projects Post-Mold

Since mold is moist, that lingering moisture can cause some serious structural problems. Mold can slowly eat away at wood and drywall and lead to rot. Over time, that structural damage can compromise the safety of your home. We will work on repairing your home so that it is safe, secure and smelling fresh again in no time at all.

Mold infestations can become serious. Contact SERVPRO of Bellevue for a quick restoration.

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