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Mold Damage From A Roof Leak In Your Charleston Home

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

The faster you act with a roof leak and mold damage, the quicker the issue can be taken care of, and you can avoid additional damage to your home.

Mold Damage From A Roof Leak

Even a small amount of roof damage in Charleston can let moisture seep into your home, which results in the growth of mildew and mold. You not only have a roof issue to repair, but you also need to address any damage which the leak has created to the inside of your home. You can often spot ceiling mold reasonably quickly. Brown discoloration, visible mold growth, or a musty odor near a roof leak are sure signs of a mold issue.

The faster you act with a roof leak and mold damage, the quicker the issue can be taken care of, and you can avoid additional damage to your Charleston home. Regular household cleaners are not typically enough to clear up a mold issue, which is why our professionally trained staff at SERVPRO should be called in.

As remediators, we record the conditions in your home, such as how severe the contamination is and how much moisture saturation there is. After we complete remediation, an indoor environmental professional might put on record that mold in your home has been returned to conditions that are normal.

The goal of SERVPRO staff is to keep the contamination of mold from getting airborne and spreading to areas of your home that are clean. Putting negative air machines near drywall demolition, for example, lowers how much airborne mold we are exposed to and makes the process of removing the mold more efficient.

After the mold has been returned to normal levels, the best solution is to get rid of excess mold contamination. We can accomplish this by physically removing materials that were damaged by growing mold, by vacuuming excessive spores of the mold into HEPA filters, and by damp wiping surfaces that are soiled with detergent cleaning products.

Correcting the moisture problem is the key to dealing with mold. We stop the source of the moisture, such as your damaged roof, which initially contributed to the growth of mold. Even the best cleanup efforts do not keep the mold from returning if your home still has moisture problems.

SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston understands that mold needs moisture to grow in your home in Charleston and the surrounding areas. We work quickly to eliminate the source of moisture and clean up the mold after you contact us at (843) 577-2470.

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