Charlotte Mold Remediation
To truly attack a mold problem we have to first understand what causes mold to grow, and we have to accurately identify its source
With this knowledge, we are better prepared to provide Charlotte mold remediation and prevent it from recurring. Mold can grow almost anywhere in a home if the conditions are right. Mold spores need only a moist surface and a small amount of organic material to grow. Moist wood and other building materials provide an ideal surface and nutrients for mold spores to grow. Mold and mildew can also grow over dirt, tapestry, carpets, insulation material, curtains, and upholstery.
This is why services for Charlotte mold remediation are so important.
Mold becomes a problem in your home when there’s excessive humidity or moisture for an extended period of time.
Moisture problems that promote the growth of mold can come from the obvious sources, such as leaky plumbing, leaky roofs or windows, and flooding. Which is why Charlotte mold remediation is so important.
Or it can come from a less obvious source like high humidity in the air. Even a seemingly dry crawl space or attic can have mold growth because of moisture collecting from the humid conditions we have here in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
It’s a common misunderstanding that older homes are more susceptible to mold than newer homes. We may find more moisture problems in older homes from leaky roofs or high ground water, but these older homes were built typically with moisture resistant mature heart wood and plaster walls. Newer homes are built with wood from younger farm raised trees that have not fully matured. This wood is sappy and more susceptible to mold growth. Modern drywall is a paper based product that easily absorbs moisture and provides an ideal place for mold growth.
If mold is present inside your house or its structure, you will notice stains, most commonly green or black, or a persistent musky odor
If you can see or smell mold and mildew, this is a sign that there is potential risk to your family’s health. Any kind of mold is detrimental to your health to some degree. So the best decision, if you really value your family and your health, is to eliminate the mold and mildew and take all precautions to prevent it from recurring by calling DinoDry, Charlotte mold remediation specialist.
This case study concerns a mold remediation project in a 1,200 square foot, single story, wood and brick house built in 1990.
The owner rented the house for 4 years and the tenants moved out before any mold issues were discovered. After the initial quick inspection when the tenants moved out, the owner didn’t notice any outstanding deterioration, only the normal wear caused by the effect of time. However, when a more thorough inspection was conducted a couple of weeks later a strong, persistent, musky odor was noticed in the kitchen. The owner proceeded to check the room more closely and spotted mold stains in the lower part of a wall behind a table. The table had initially concealed the black, greenish stains, which now spread in the wall to the kitchen cabinets. With this discovery, the property owner knew the problem was serious and had to be corrected.
The homeowner contacted us to solve the mold problem
A detailed inspection uncovered the source of the mold, which was a leaking water pipe under the kitchen sink. The leak was not enough to spread into the room and get noticed, but enough to create a wet environment under and behind the cabinets and into the wall.
There was also a considerable amount of mold found in some of the base cabinets and the wall behind them. The mold had spread considerably. This is a case where the mold had spread through the walls and cabinets. The first step was to fix the plumbing leak to stop the moisture source from doing further damage.
To ensure that the mold is entirely removed and to prevent it from coming back, technicians had to disassemble the cabinets as well as some drywall material to access all of the mold infected areas.
All surfaces were then thoroughly cleaned with antimicrobial agents. This process effectively kills the mold and helps prevent future mold growth. The surfaces were then dried and prepped for reassembly and any finish work such as installing new drywall and painting.
The excess of moisture coming from a small plumbing leak in this home allowed for the proliferation of mold, making the indoor air unhealthy for people. The mold was remediated, and although the process required some demolition and reconstruction, it was confined to only one room in this home. If not subsided the mold can spread and require much more extensive reconstruction. A follow up inspection six months after the project was completed found no evidence of recurring mold.
It is important to learn
from these experiences
If you live in areas of high humidity, if you find stains on interior surfaces, or if you smell ‘musky’ odors that you can’t identify, having a trained technician inspect your home is the only sure way to prevent mold from being a problem for your family.
DinoDry has the technology and the experience
to eliminate the bad conditions in your crawl space, and help you realize the positive benefits of a properly encapsulated system.
Call us today to schedule your Free 25 Point Inspection.