Mold Growth Doesn’t Only Happen in the Summer in Your Beacon Home
Mold spores have a distinct smell that can stop you in your tracks. Musty, dirty, damp, earthy are some ways it’s been described. Even if you can’t see if, your nose will make no mistake on this as there isn’t much else that can resemble the smell of mold growth.
Bathrooms, basements, attics, and almost anywhere where there is a water source, there can be a mold issue. If a pipe leaks, an appliance fails, a flood happens, an overflow occurs, a storm wreaks havoc or truly any event that provides moisture, mold can and will grow. Mold spores float naturally and organically in the air, but keeping a dry home is a good deterrent for limiting growth.
Microbial growth can start in as little as 48 hours in the right environment. Summer is certainly peak time for it as the temps stay high and moisture is consistent. However, a roof leak in the fall or winter can lead to the same problem as attics are warm and have lots of wood for mold to eat and thrive.
If you’re able to pinpoint an area where water or consistent moisture might be coming from, get it repaired as soon as possible. Once the issue has been fixed, our certified mold specialists will be able to proceed with the best and most effective protocol to remediate the growth.
Contact your insurance company as soon as you notice it too, there are some damages that may be covered under your policy depending on the source.
**Coverage varies from policy to policy so contact your agent or insurance company to get the specifics on your policy**
Though it can be tricky to treat and remove, and there are varying degrees of severity, there are experts in the industry who can help. Call SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County, our free estimates are conducted by our trained and certified professionals who will guide you in the right direction to getting the problem solved.