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April Showers: Preparing for a Wet Spring

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage April Showers: Preparing for a Wet Spring Heavy spring rainfall can bring more than just flowers!

The days are getting longer and the birds are chirping louder!  That can only mean one thing - spring is here.  The spring arrival can bring more than flowers and fun - the newly warm weather and intense rain can create the perfect breeding ground for unwanted mold.  

Mold Causes and Factors: 

Mold spores can enter your home through windows, doors, or even you.   

Mold thrives on moisture.  Flooding, high indoor humidity levels (above 45 percent), leaky roofs, improper building maintenance, and indoor plumbing issues are all elements that can create the onset of mold growth. And remember, you don’t need significant water damage for mold to grow in your home.  

A/C and Heating units can push spores around other areas of the property. 

Certain building materials provide food for the mold such as, drywall, plywood, and carpet padding.  

Remember, you don’t need significant water damage for mold to grow in your home.  All you need is moisture, heat, and dispersion for mold to become an issue. 

Mold Signs: 

Strong musty odor 

Physically signs of mold can vary with in different colors (gray, green, white, or black) 

Mold can lead to symptoms of runny nose, itchy eyes, or headaches.   

What do to if you think you have mold: 

Stay out of affected areas. 

Turn off the HVAC system and fans. 

Touching or distrubing mold areas can cause spreading.   

Contact SERVPRO of West Beaver County for mold remediation services.   

Call Us Today – (724) 709-7235 

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