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Clearing up the Confusion About How Mold Damages Your Durham Home

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Clearing up the Confusion About How Mold Damages Your Durham Home If mold is not properly removed, it will re-infest the area and expand to new areas of your house.

Misconceptions About Mold Growth in Your Durham Home

Many Durham homeowners experience mold growth on their property throughout its lifetime. While this might be surprising for many to hear, the truth is, some of these never get the treatment and attention they need to prevent structural compromise or health hazards to the occupants of the property. There are many misconceptions about mold growth that can make appreciating the damage it can do difficult.

Among the chief misinformation out there regarding mold damage is that you can handle the removal of mold growth in your Durham property on your own. With so many varieties of mold that could seat and thrive throughout your home, understanding the risks and best approach to remove certain types can be impossible without the right amount of training and experience in the field. Our SERVPRO professionals undergo extensive training and education into the varieties of mold they could encounter in homes and businesses throughout the area and the best tactics to remove these colonies entirely.

Another misconception about mold growth is that it is not harmful. Some varieties of mold do not release harmful VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) that can cause health effects, but their presence can still cause discomfort and agitate existing conditions and allergies. Quickly taking care of an active colony is the best way to limit exposure for yourself and your family.

Rumors and wrong information can get found all over the internet and spread through the people that you know. Perhaps one of the most concerning of these is that mold growth eventually goes away on its own, and this is rarely the case. Damp areas of your property tend to stay that way and continually perpetuate an atmosphere ideal for mold colonies to form and thrive until professionals like our SERVPRO team intervene. The worse the spread becomes, the more materials become irreparably damaged and the longer occupants of the house remain exposed to VOCs and spores from the spreading colonies.

Fighting mold growth in your home is a battle that homeowners cannot face on their own. With so many variables and types of mold that could get encountered, trust our SERVPRO of Durham mold remediation specialists to help you get your property back to its original condition. Give us a call anytime at (603) 868-3343.

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