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Understanding How Mold Can Grow In Your Crossville Home

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Understanding How Mold Can Grow In Your Crossville Home Mold will develop when there is a leak in your home and needs to be treated by professionals to prevent the spread.

Mold Remediation Professionals In Crossville Discuss Problems With Kitchen Sinks

Your kitchen is one room inside your Crossville house that is susceptible to water leaks. If a slow leak goes unnoticed for an extended period, a situation could develop where you have to call in a professional mold remediation company such as SERVPRO. Your kitchen has water and sewage pipes running in and out of it. Your kitchen sink is one area that has sewage pipes running out of it as well as hot and cold water running into it. If a slow leak develops in one of the pipes running close to your kitchen sink and organic substances stay wet for more than 24 hours, then mold remediation inside your kitchen may become a necessity.

If one of the pipes inside your sink cabinets leak, then the moisture can cause the wood making up your cabinets to get contaminated. Once a fungus develops on the surface of your cabinetry, mold remediation in your Crossville home is necessary to prevent the spreading of reproductive spores. Once an organic substance like the wood that makes up your cabinets gets wet, microbes can activate and form structures called hyphae. These hyphae can then spread into your wooden cabinets, out of the surface and across it. Once these fungal structures begin to develop, they start to release their seed-like spores into the air.

The spores then float around your structure until they find another place to settle. Whenever we show up to an emergency call, our SERVPRO team first takes measure to inhibit the spreading of spores. We accomplish this task by establishing containment of the affected area by using a plastic barrier.

Once the containment chamber is set up, we attach an air scrubber to a hole in the plastic. This machine creates negative air pressure within the chamber. This causes any particles in the air to get sucked into the air scrubber that is equipped with a HEPA filter that traps microscopic particles from exiting the plastic barrier. Any time you notice a fungus develop near your kitchen sink and need mold remediation, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan, & White Counties at (931) 250-5333 right away.

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