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Mold Damage Technicians Out Of Colorado Springs Talk About Common Places For Contamination

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

A fungus needs elevated moisture levels, an organic food source, and the ideal temperature to form and survive.

Common Places For Mold Damage

If water ever enters your Colorado Springs home, microbes that exist naturally can get activated and lead to fungal growth. If a water leak or spill goes unnoticed for more than a couple of days, it is likely that mold damage will occur. A fungus needs elevated moisture levels, an organic food source, and the ideal temperature to form and survive. Unfortunately, once water gets inside your house, all three of these conditions that promote microbial formations are present. The fourth factor that determines the severity of the mold damage is how much time passes once the fungi develop.

Since water pipes mostly only flow to certain parts of a building, there are some places in your house that are more likely to get contaminated than others. These specific places in your home are locations that most commonly provide the right conditions for mold damage in your Colorado Springs residence to occur. Since September is National Preparedness Month, it is a time when everyone in the nation including our SERVPRO team takes a step aside from their routine to spend some time preparing for disasters of all kinds. Part of being prepared for fungal problems is knowing where to check and periodically inspecting the high-risk areas to make sure no contamination has formed.

One common room that exists in every building is the bathroom. Since there are several items in the room that use water, our SERVPRO technicians often notice fungal problems in the bathroom. One place to check is your bathtub or shower and especially in the bottom corners of the tile. Sinks and toilets can also be a home for a fungus so you should check all around them even where you cannot easily see. Mold also frequently grows on the bottom part of bathroom walls and in the corners of the floor due to materials getting and staying wet. Bathrooms are also susceptible to contamination because there are usually high levels of humidity present. In some cases, it might be wise to set up a dehumidifier in the bathroom to help prevent mold from forming.

If you notice the presence of black mold after completing your routine checks, call SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626 immediately.

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