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SERVPRO of Metrocrest is the mold damage specialists in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

If a pipe breaks underneath your home in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, it is possible that water can affect structural components without you realizing it. Water can leak into your crawl space and cause many problems. Many crawl spaces already have elevated temperatures and humidity levels making it a prime location for microbial growth. 

Extra moisture that gets added to a crawl space increases the chances of a fungus developing. For mold damage in the Dallas/Ft, Worth area to take place, it needs an organic food source, the right temperature, and moisture. If fungi grow inside your home, they can cause health effects with some people. 

Once microbes develop inside a structure, they can quickly reproduce and cause problems in other locations. Once the spores mature, they form structures called Hyphae. The hyphae grow down into the material as well as up above it and across the surface. The hyphae then release spores into the airflow of the building that float around until they settle down into a new location. 

If mold develops inside your crawl space, it can cause damage to structural components. Fungi can also create foul odors that can affect your entire house. Microbes inside your crawl space also can make their way into your ventilation system causing air quality issues. 

Whenever SERVPRO of Metrocrest technicians remediate fungal issues, we take extreme measure to prevent spores from spreading to unaffected areas. Before any work begins the crawl space gets sealed off so that no dust or debris created by the restoration process spreads across the building. We use poles and thick plastic to build a containment chamber around the affected area of the crawl space. 

If the entire crawl space is contaminated, then the floor joists get sealed off so that the insulation in the floor does not get affected. Once the affected region is sealed off from the rest of the home, the contaminated materials get removed. If the mold has not gone too deep into the floor joists they can be sanded down and restored. After sanding the affected wood gets sprayed with a specialized sealant paint. 

Before the containment chamber gets taken down, we vacuum all dust and debris with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. If you ever need help with microbial growth inside your crawl space, call SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

If you have mold growing in or around your home,  call SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400. We are always here to help!

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Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

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