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Signs of Severe Structural Issues after Mold Damage in Wilmington

5/18/2023 (Permalink)

Mold on Floor and Wall When your property has mold damage, call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Helps Wilmington Homeowners Probe Mold Damage

Mold growth in Wilmington homes occurs when there is excess moisture present. The moisture can be due to a leak, poor ventilation, and high humidity. A common sign of mold includes visible growth on walls, ceilings, and floors. It is advisable to seek professional mold remediation services if you see any signs or suspect microbial growth in your home.

When addressing mold damage in Wilmington properties, it is often advisable to identify and repair the source of moisture. When moisture issues are not adequately addressed, you risk a regrowth. SERVPRO crews locate leaks, condensation points, and any other sources of humidity which could be causing mold growth in your home. We ensure the safe removal and properly clean and restore all affected areas.

Signs that indicate a severe mold problem:

  • Large masses of mold colonies on surfaces
  • Musty odors
  • Visible structural damages

Assessing a Structure for Mold Growth

You may not always see large amounts of mold growing in one area. Characteristics that can help you identify mold include dark spots, discoloration, or patches. The patches can vary from brown, green, black, or white. Also, they might have a fuzzy or slimy texture. Visible mold can be a sign that the problem is more significant than just surface contamination. Our crew checks inside walls or behind other surfaces to expose all affected areas.

We check for any visible structural damage, such as warped floors or walls. Such changes can indicate that the moisture-triggering mold has also caused substantial damage to the structural components. For example, a bulging wallpaper can also indicate microbial growth underneath. A common sign when probing for mold growth in structures is a musty smell. If the scent is strong, it could mean a significant mold problem. SERVPRO crews manage the mold remediation process safely and effectively.

Steps For Proper Mold Remediation

  • Establish containment
  • Establish negative air pressure in the affected areas
  • Remove contaminated materials through controlled demolition
  • Dry the structure and contents

SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington resolves mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (302) 762-8080.

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