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What to Avoid When You See or Even Smell Mold Damage in Your Fayetteville Home

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What to Avoid When You See or Even Smell Mold Damage in Your Fayetteville Home When your home's clogged gutters are contributing to the mold situation in your home, it's time to contact SERVPRO for a solution. Call us today.

Proper Roof and Gutter System Maintenance Crucial to Preventing Mold Damage in Fayetteville

When you smell a whiff of an unpleasant odor in your Fayetteville home the last place you might pinpoint as a problem area is your roofing and gutter system. Unfortunately, a failure to keep gutters cleared and downspouts operating properly can encourage water to enter your home in small but damaging amounts at the place where the shingles meet the decking and connect to the eaves. Once the water enters, mold growth can follow.

The wintry mix of precipitation common during the winter can exacerbate mold damage in Fayetteville. A gutter already full of leaves holds in ice and sleet, creating a pool of available water. Warm air rising out from your home contributes to a melting and freezing cycle, particularly if your insulation is insufficient. The water expands when it freezes at night, loosening the building material components that usually keep water out of your home. Opportunistic mold spores take advantage of the periodic infusion of moisture and grow. Our technicians can help break the cycle.

SERVPRO mold remediation crews have seen this type mold damage before and are ready to abate. We do not promise to eliminate mold entirely because it is impossible to eradicate all mold spores. Our mold remediators are ready instead to contain and remove active colonies and work with you to limit the possibility of future outbreaks.

The surfaces in your attic or upper levels infested with mold growth undergo evaluation by one of our experienced crew chiefs. We determine how to safeguard the other spaces of your home best as we go through the process of removing the mold and treating affected areas with EPA-registered antimicrobials. If you have living areas or HVAC system vents adjacent to the moldy space, we might choose to use an air scrubber to filter the moldy debris and exhaust contaminants.

Once SERVPRO crews finish removing and disposing of the mold, we consult with you to repair or replace the gutters and to improve the insulation coverage. Only when the source of moisture is eliminated can you move forward without significant concern about mold recurrence.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is a full-service mold remediation company ready to assist with any microbial outbreaks in your home. Call us at (479) 888-4350 to ensure a response that follows EPA protocols and helps limit additional mold problems.

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