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Mold Damage Can Harm Your Bristol Home And Your Belongings

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

Sometimes mold growth can become so severe that it leads to the total destruction of some of your belongings.

Mold Damage Can Harm Your Home

Mold damages different things within your home in a variety of ways. Sometimes mold growth can become so severe that it leads to the total destruction of some of your belongings. While mold grows on different surfaces, it also eats away at those very same surfaces.

In Bristol, it is not only your home's structure that can become a victim of mold damage but the things you use daily, including your clothing, can also become victims of this voracious microbe. When linens, upholstered furniture, carpeting, drapes, and other textiles are affected by mold growth, they can easily become so weak and fragile that they disintegrate when handled normally.

Other items, such as books and magazines, letters from older relatives, children's artwork, and other paper-based items are also prime targets of mold infestation. When fabrics shred or books are opened, and paper items are perused, much of the dust that is sent into the air contain spores that only need a bit of moisture to start new mold colonies elsewhere in your home.

At SERVPRO, we know that mold growth causes thousands of dollars worth of damage yearly and that only remediation of mold can keep mold growth, and damage, under control. Mold cannot be eliminated, but with the correct measures in place, mold can be controlled so that it does not create problems.

Humidity control in a home is one of the most important factors that we assist homeowners with during our efforts to control mold. Moisture building up in an area is one of the most important factors that permit mold to grow in any given part of a home. Moisture can come from countless sources, from a leaky washing machine to splash-over from a shower to a tiny crack in a pet's water bowl. House plants that are over-watered, crumpled refrigerator drip pans, and much more can also provide the moisture needed by growing mold colonies.

Cleaning these sources of excess moisture up, followed by the installation of a dehumidifier, can keep the humidity level in your home at normal levels. Not only is breathing more comfortable for your family when normal humidity levels are re-established, but one of mold's essential and basic needs are stripped away at the same time. A reduction of excess moisture alone can prevent future mold growth and with it, mold damage. We can provide remediation and help protect your home from future problems with the installation of a relatively maintenance-free dehumidifier.

When you have located, or suspect that your home might have, mold growth, call SERVPRO of Abingdon / Bristol / Marion at (276) 258-5071, day or night, to protect your home and your belongings from the damage that mold can so easily cause.

To learn more about the city of Bristol visit http://www.bristolva.org/.

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