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Mold Damage from Sink Leak in Your Germantown Home

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

It is important to have any leaks in your plumbing fixed in order to prevent mold growth.

SERVPRO’s Thorough Mold Remediation Process

Mold growth found underneath your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room sinks in Germantown can be caused by various factors. Improper air flow, inadequate ventilation, high humidity, and leaks in your plumbing are all common reasons. While every home has some level of humidity, fixing those plumbing leaks before they cause more damage can not only keep the mold in check but also save money on your water bill.

If you have found mold and mold damage under a sink in your Germantown home, it is essential that you get it taken care of right away. Mold continues to spread quickly, so the problem only continues to get worse if left unchecked. Plus, it can be unsafe for you and your family, as mold can cause health effects. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you clean up the mold damage, plus fix the leak that caused it in the first place.

There are some significant steps we need to take in the mold remediation process. First, the mold contamination must be contained, so it does not spread to areas of your home which are uncontaminated. We are careful not to introduce airflow to uncontained mold spores, so they do not spread.

SERVPRO techs then proceed to remove the mold. The method used depends on the kind of surface the mold is on. Nonporous materials can usually be cleaned. However, porous materials often must be removed and discarded.

Dust and settled spores also need to be cleaned. Spores can be removed by HEPA vacuuming and damp wiping most of the time, even when they are on porous materials. We clean surfaces from top to bottom since mold spores settle downward. Surfaces are also cleaned in the direction of airflow toward negative air machines.

Your structure is lastly dried to prevent further mold growth. Setting up air movers and following the normal process of drying could spread mold further. Some procedures for drying are delayed until containment and mold removal are complete. Dehumidifiers which have little airflow can be used during containment and removal.

SERVPRO of Manayunk handle mold situations carefully in your home in Andorra, Mt. Airy, or Dearnley Park, so we do not spread the problem further. We are ready to help you at any time, so reach out to us at (215) 482-0800 as soon as you are aware of the issue.

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