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Mold Damage Can Cause Significant Problems For Home Improvement Projects In Chicago

11/23/2016 (Permalink)

Mold damage can start slow but then overtake an area in a short time.

Home Improvement Projects And Mold Damage

Mold can be found everywhere because it is so easily carried by air currents. Mold is not a problem except when it has grown and formed colonies. At that point, it can begin causing deterioration of the material it is growing on. This happens because as it grows, mold's anchor points, similar to roots, infiltrate the surface, be it concrete or fabric. This can often leaves stains.

When Chicago area homeowners first become aware of mold damage in their home, it's often during the phase of tearing out walls during a home improvement project. Work on the project should be stopped, if possible, and an assessment made by a professional certified in dealing with remediation of mold. If mold has been able to grow in an area that is not damp a majority of the time, such as in the bathroom or kitchen area of a home, mold growths are possible in other areas of the home. The bathroom and kitchen are often harborers of mold and other microbial colonies, even if they are small colonies.

Dust from home improvement projects can also contain mold spores, and if these are not adequately contained during the completion of the project, mold damage can begin in areas that were formerly uncontaminated. Mold damage can start slow but then overtake an area in a short time. Capable of growing on almost any surface, it can damage the materials recently used in your home improvement project, or even begin growing behind the materials you've put in place. This can cause a home that was previously, seemingly mold-free, now a haven for mold colonies. It only takes a small, minute amount of water from a newly installed water line to allow mold to grow. Even though water lines are checked beforehand, this does not guarantee that they will cause problems. Because water does not stay in one spot, the mold may grow in other areas to which the water has been seeping.

If you've recently had a home improvement project done in your home, it may be beneficial to have an assessment to determine if mold damage is an issue. Call SERVPRO of West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown at (773) 434-9100 to find out more about inspections to detect possible areas of mold damage in your home.

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