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Dangerous Mold Can Grow in Unexpected Places

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

mold colonies on a wall Dangerous mold can crop up in hidden spaces and be nearly undetectable. That's why you need the professionals from SERVPRO of South & West Spokane.

Anything attached to the outside of your home poses the possibility of providing a pathway for water to invade the home. Whatever material covers your home’s exterior must be in good repair and reinforced in areas where moisture regularly collects. Even a small breach gives microbial growth a chance to take a foothold. SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County is waiting to help you find and eliminate this serious problem.


For example, if you added a bank of window boxes beneath your living room window, in addition to making your home more attractive, the new addition, unknown to you, may actually be a source for mold damage to your Spokane home. 

The technicians SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County sends to deal with mold are IICRC certified and receive advanced training in EPA techniques to manage mold. 

Our technicians can find mold under the window overlooking those new garden boxes, hiding between the exterior cladding and the plaster wall facing the living room. The odor wafts through wall outlets, and the colony was revealed when our crew cut out a section of lathe and plaster. Containment was achieved with plastic draping, followed by removal of the mold and the wood lathe upon which it fed. After we bagged the moldy material, proper disposal followed according to local regulations.

Technicians from SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County discovered small cracks through the stucco that occurred during the installation of the window boxes. Every time the spray of the watering hose hit the stucco some moisture leaked into the dwelling. This small amount of water then activated mold spores and the infestation was inevitable. Sealing of the cracks and replacement of the plaster removed to expose the mold finalized the remediation and restoration process.

Waste no time when you smell a musty odor. Contact SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County at (509) 534-0566 and a mold remediation team will quickly respond.

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