Flood water in your home can have numerous devastating effects, not the least of which shows up only after the waters have been cleared away. Mold is an invasive growth that can cause unsightly, discolored spots on walls, ceilings, floors, and fixtures in addition to soft surfaces, paper items, and clothing.
How Mold Spreads
Once established, mold is difficult to eradicate on your own. This is due to the way mold proliferates. Instead spreading via seeds like plants, mold spreads through microscope spores. These spores latch onto a suitable surface and a new path will begin to grow. When that new mold is mature, it will send out new waves of countless invisible spores.
Where Mold is Found
Mold grows fastest in cool damp areas. This is precisely the conditions created by leaks and flood water. If a leak in your roof is causing water to accumulate inside the attic space, your home is likely to experience mold damage even before you notice any serious water damage on your ceiling. Because mold spreads so quickly, any sign of water where it doesn’t belong should be taken seriously.
Mold in the attic is just one example; this invasive growth can also occur in:
• Crawl spaces
• Covered porches
• False ceilings
• Showers and other tiled spaces
• Carpet and carpet padding
Testing for Mold
If you spot patches of mold or suspect that there may be some in your home, call United Restoration and Construction. We have high-grade equipment capable of detecting the presence of mold spores in a home or commercial building. We begin by taking a baseline reading to see what the initial spore concentration is. From there, we’ll devise a remediation plan to address your particular circumstances. Once the remediation procedures have been completed our team will test a second time to track the changes in your home’s overall mold count.
Mold is a common problem that often goes undetected. If you suspect the presence of mold in your home or spot any strange patches, give the United Restoration team a call.
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United Restoration & Construction, Inc.
15801 Rockfield Blvd Ste G Irvine, CA 92618