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Mold Growth Increases During Summer Months in Your Home

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

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It is that time of year when temperatures and humidity reach their highest levels. Homeowners venture into their basement or attics for the first time in months and discover a musty odor... uh oh! Molds are constantly moving through the air and their spores are so small they cannot be detected by the naked eye. You do not see mold until it lands on a damp surface and begins to colonize. Mold spores need organic materials to feed on in addition to water and warm temperatures. Because of these factors, your home is an excellent place for mold to spread. Mold can grow on drywall, wallpaper, insulation, ceiling tiles, under carpets, and numerous other materials in your home. It can be nearly impossible to notice until you have a serious problem on your hands. If you suspect mold is growing in your home you need to act quickly to keep it from spreading. As mentioned earlier, mold spores float in the air and if you have a large amount of mold in your home it can enter your HVAC system and spread to each room, colonizing any damp areas very fast. SERVPRO has been helping families in Lexington, Bedford, Lincoln, Watertown, Weston, Wayland, and Waltham remediate mold for over 40 years. Our technicians are highly trained and on standby 24/7 to help you. In addition to mold remediation we can clean your HVAC system if it has been contaminated and as water mitigation experts we can stop microbial growth at the source to prevent further outbreaks.

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