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Mold Damage Traced to Neighbor’s Water Damage in Fort Collins

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

Finding mold seeping in to your home through a shared wall with your neighbor can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO to investigate.

SERVPRO Technicians Identify the Source of the Mold Infestation Before Starting the Remediation Protocol

Multiple unit dwellings are an excellent choice in Fort Collins if you prefer to spend less time on home and yard maintenance. One downside to owning a townhouse or condominium, however, is the potential other residents have to damage your home with their accidents or choices. Water incursions from a neighboring unit can spell a moldy disaster, remediable by our experienced and trained mold abatement experts.
Your vigilance with regard to spills and leaks in your condo eliminates the risk of mold damage in Fort Collins, or so you believe. Despite your care and diligence, you notice a musty smell in your bedroom, and then the tell-tale streaks of dark mold become visible on your ceiling and down a wall. Fast action on your part has a specially prepared team from our site investigating within hours of your first call.
Mold damage compromises building materials, using conventional structural components as food. Wood framing, drywall, ceiling tiles, hardwood floors and furnishings, and fabrics are just some of the items growing mold colonies find attractive. The primary way to avoid mold growth in your home is by eliminating the moisture necessary to activate the mold spores that coexist with us indoors and out. When your neighbors through negligence or accident allow water to invade your home, even in small and unobtrusive amounts, mold will grow.
SERVPRO technicians see the mold growth in your unit and begin immediately to plan a remediation strategy. We always follow the processes developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to abate a current mold outbreak in your home. First, we contain the colony. Heavy plastic sheeting helps keep the materials in place as we work on the issue. Often we add a negative pressure air scrubber to filter and vent the moldy particulates away from the rest of your living area.
The SERVPRO mold remediation team then examines the surfaces supporting the mold growth. If the material is porous, any areas infested by the mold are removed along with the fungal growth. Our workers bag the moldy materials and dispose of them properly, according to local hazardous waste rules.
To prevent another infestation, SERVPRO evaluates the way water intruded into your home. With our documentation, you can work with the management of your townhouse or condo to identify where the water arose. Migration from a neighbor’s overflowing tub, poorly caulked shower, leaky toilet, or whatever can now be eliminated as the problem outside of your home is spotted and handled.
SERVPRO of Fort Collins is your partner in mold remediation. Any time you suspect mold growth, call us at (970) 493-6335 to schedule an assessment.

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