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Mold Damage After Weather Events in Cimarron Hills

10/22/2016 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Provide Mold Remediation After a Flooding or Deluge

Though hurricanes do not occur in Colorado, weather conditions can be leading factors in causing mold growth problems in homes and businesses. Hurricane Matthew made landfall and caused storm surge flooding to the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and part of Virginia. But even after the Hurricane has passed, it is still causing property flooding due to rising river run-offs and rising water tributaries. Each geographical area of this vast country has its climate patterns that can disrupt day to day living.

If you experience any Cimarron Hills mold damage to your property, call SERVPRO immediately. Many homes and businesses have become saturated with water. The deluge of flood waters that remain in a structure cannot be removed until the excess waters have receded. Unfortunately, when flood water removal can finally begin, mold may have started to grow.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that any structure saturated after a flash flood or storm is presumed to contain mold contaminates if materials are not thoroughly dried within 48 hours. A visual inspection is one of the most important steps in identifying mold contamination.
 
This assessment is critical in determining the remediation strategies needed to rid structures of this growth. Ventilation systems should also be checked to avoid mold spores from spreading throughout the home or office building. These units should not be active if there is the possibility of mold intrusion until careful inspection. Why circulate mold spores throughout your building?
 
Finding hidden mold growth is accomplished with moisture meters. They help to measure the moisture content in carpeting, wallboards, wood, brick and concrete following water damage. Meters also can be used to check progress in drying wet materials. Wet materials should be removed for cleaning or discarded.
 
Another tool in detecting hidden mold is a borescope. A borescope is a hand-held tool that allows remediation experts like SERVPRO to see hidden mold problems inside walls, ceilings, crawl spaces and many other voids, without drilling or cutting holes.
 
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is Faster to Any Size Disaster because we are locally owned and operated. Restoring your property back to normal is always our number one goal.  Call us today at (719) 574-2789 and let us help provide peace of mind with our mold remediation methods.