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Ceiling Moisture and Mold Damage in Brooklyn

2/10/2024 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® Efficiently Remediates Mold Spore Proliferation

Mold spores exist both indoors and outdoors in any space in some capacity. When water damage or other disasters strike, however, it can create the conditions necessary for mold to spread and potentially cause property damage.

When you find mold damage in your Brooklyn property, SERVPRO technicians can remediate the spores to pre-disaster levels while restoring damaged structural materials and belongings.

Mold and Water Damage Go Hand in Hand

Where water goes, mold typically follows in short order. Mold tends to grow with an indoor relative humidity level of over 60% and needs organic material to thrive and spread. Water damage, even from small pipe leaks, can lead to the spread and concentration of mold spores in humid areas. Ceilings may prove particularly vulnerable, especially in bathrooms and multi-family units with damaged plumbing.

Some molds, meanwhile, are not mold at all. Pink slime, often found in the nooks and crannies of bathrooms, is a bacterial buildup of airborne Serratia marcescens rather than a type of mold.

SERVPRO Repairs Ceiling Mold Damage

Restoration technicians can remove moisture with careful demolition, extraction, and drying, which can help remediate mold. Because drywall contains organic material, replacing damaged material is typically more cost-effective than simply repairing it. They can also clean up mold spores with the following tools and techniques:

  • A combination of careful containment measures, personal protective equipment usage, and negative air pressure machines can pull mold spores toward the floor for pickup with HEPA filter vacuums.
  • OSHA-approved, EPA-registered biocide solutions remediate mold and bacteria with various methods, including immersion, manual application, and spraying.
  • After cleaning up excess spores and the water damage that allows them to thrive, SERVPRO professionals can focus on repairing drywall and removing mold-related odors.

Regardless of when or where disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn is Here to Help®. You can contact the crew at (718) 522-4400.

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