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Mold Meets SERVPRO in Coon Rapids and Losses the Fight

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Moldy Attic From Poor Insulation and Cold Weather? Call SERVPRO for Remediation and a Solution

Mold Remediation:  A Task For All Seasons In Coon Rapids

Weather fluctuations can increase the risk of a mold problem developing in your home. Our winters are not as predictable as in prior years, with unseasonably high temperatures causing ice and snow in gutters and near rooflines to melt at unexpected times. If some of this pooled moisture makes its way inside your home mold damage can follow. Our remediation specialists can help find and abate the mold damage.

Mold remediation in the upper reaches of your Coon Rapids home is needed more than ever from fall through spring. Below freezing temperatures used to be the norm in the Metro Area in winter. Previously snow-covered roofs now harbor slushy mixtures of water and ice that leak along eaves and flashings. If insulation is substandard the heat from the house accelerates the melting problem. Mold spores in the attic or upper living levels encounter the moisture and begin their life cycles.

Mold in this area can be hard to manage because it grows unnoticed, away from the areas of home you frequent most often. The first signs you might see are stainings moving down the walls or a musty smell. Often a trip to the attic to bring down holiday decorations alerts you to the warning signs of the multiplying mold colonies. SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remedial Technicians are familiar with attic mold issues and quickly formulate an abatement plan after assessment.

SERVPRO takes care to locate any HVAC system components in the affected area before remediation. Containment of the mold infestation away from vents, fans, or fresh air intake is critical to prevent moldy debris from spreading throughout your home. Frequently we make use of a negative pressure air-scrubbing system that filters contaminants and vents the work area directly to the outside.

We remove the mold colonies using scrapers and brushes. If porous materials are infiltrated with fungi, soda blasting can help remove the growth so the materials can be restored. SERVPRO also uses EPA-registered fungicides to treat hard to reach areas in an attic space, halting the current mold growth and inhibiting a resurgence. Our team also consults with homeowners on effective ways to prevent the mold-friendly cycle of freezing and melting of ice dams in future seasons.

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County offers the trained technicians, specialized products, and equipment to complete your mold remediation project. Call (763) 712-9712 to set up an evaluation.

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