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Our Quick Guide To Stopping And Removing Mold In Your Fort Collins Home

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

For mold in the home, tracing the origin point usually leads to a leaking pipe under a sink or behind an appliance.

Stopping And Removing Mold Damage In Fort Collins

It is beginning to cool as Fall approaches, and Fort Collins residents start preparing for the disasters and risks common to this time of year. What many homeowners and others do not realize is that many threats are year-round, and mold is certainly one of them.

While active spores can have adverse health effects in some people, most Fort Collins mold damage happens to the structural and personal property. SERVPRO restoration teams understand that the cooling outside temperature has limited effect on mold growth. Spores thrive in a range of 68 to 86 degrees, which is where most people keep their residences year-round.

That means attics and garages have less risk for mold, but bathrooms, laundry rooms, and other interior areas of the home are still vulnerable. The most efficient method to stop mold damage, any time of year, is to identify the source of water that allows mold spores to become active, and stop it. For mold in the home, tracing the origin point usually leads to a leaking pipe under a sink or behind an appliance.

If the leak is under a sink or behind a dishwasher, the damage is limited to the cabinet surrounding the item. Most of the structure here is particle board or plywood, so SERVPRO crews can quickly remove the water-soaked sides and back. If the leak went unnoticed for a long time, the glue holding the linoleum in place might have dissolved, and the floor covering is loose, allowing moisture and dirt to collect under it, making the problem worse.

Our technicians lift the linoleum, scrape away the old glue and then clean it and the floor below. They dry both surfaces carefully, then apply new glue and carefully push the linoleum back in place. Once the linoleum dries and does not move, our technicians can build a replacement cabinet or set a new one in place the homeowner already purchased.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Fort Collins is to stop mold growth and remove the damage it caused to every home we have the privilege to enter. If you detect a musty odor, see mold, or suspect there is a problem in residence, call us at (970) 493-6335 today to set up an appointment.

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