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Prevent Mold In Your Manayunk Home

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Black mold grows in the basement. This mold was revealed after a poorly installed bathtub and shower surround were removed.

Wet Basement in Your Manayunk Home Can Cause Mold Growth

There are many Manayunk homes where the basement is generally unused for more than storage of a few items. The lack of traffic to this area often leaves many of the homeowners unaware of the conditions of this lower level and any growth potential threats of moisture and dampness that could result in widespread mold growth throughout beams and floor supports on the ceiling. A good way for homeowners to understand the status of their basement level is to inspect this area for potential damages or damp areas regularly. Even without clear signs of mold growth, a damp basement is something that should get addressed as quickly as you can.

Preventing mold damage to your Manayunk basement might be challenging to do if you do not know what is happening beneath your feet. Often many homeowners do not know about a problem until it spreads through the HVAC system or the flooring material on the main floor of the house to spread mold to new areas of the property that get more highly trafficked. Regardless of how the mold damage gets discovered, removing the presence takes precision and industry-leading equipment you can find on our SERVPRO emergency response, Green Fleet. 

Drying up the area is often as important as removing the mold growth. A drier region lacks the requirements to facilitate further growth of the organism, and our SERVPRO professionals can contain the current spread with air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators. Whether removing the materials entirely or only removing enough to take out the active colony inside, our professionals get to work on eliminating the organism seated in materials throughout this area of your home. We further protect beams and structural elements by spraying them with an antimicrobial solution to make them uninhabitable to spores for a time. 

While you might not see your basement as often as you should, you can appreciate how moist and damp areas of the property can allow for mold growth to occur. To prevent this disaster from affecting more than it already has, give our SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill remediation specialists a call today at (215) 482-0800.

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