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Avoid Delays When Dealing a Mold Infestation In East Sandwich

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

black mold in living room When a mold infestation seems extensive, it's time to call for help. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

Why SERVPRO Is the Only Call to Make for East Sandwich Mold Remediation

Residences in East Sandwich are equipped with appliances to make daily tasks easier, allowing homeowners to manage busy lives better. One of the hardest working appliances used daily in any home is the dishwasher. Built-in models are plumbed directly to a fresh water supply line and drain used soapy and food-filled water into the kitchen’s waste pipe. There are numerous ways water can escape, including malfunctioning pumps, cracked hoses, or loose or defective connections. 

Recently we were called to check for mold by an East Sandwich homeowner who noticed a persistent musty odor in the kitchen. When our crew arrived, we noted the smell grew stronger near the dishwasher. The floor in front of the appliance also appeared damp, showing distortion of the hardwood strips near the base of the dishwasher.

We pulled the dishwasher from its niche, discovering active mold growth stemming from significant water damage behind the unit. Mold spores require a source of moisture and an organic surface to infiltrate as the organism multiplies. The wallboard behind the dishwasher absorbed nutrient-rich fluids from a leaky waste hose, providing the perfect environment for a rapidly multiplying mold colony.

As the picture shows, the plywood under the dishwasher also sustained water saturation, explaining the warped boards just under the toe kick. After careful assessment of the extent of the damage, our SERVPRO mold remediation team planned an appropriate intervention. Adhering to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols developed for safe and effective mold remediation, we contained the affected area and removed the mold. Because the wall was porous, the mold hyphae were well-established inside the building material. Our team cut out and disposed of the microbially compromised and wet drywall along with the rest of the moldy residue, following local hazardous waste regulations.   

Inhibiting the chance of mold rebound is why SERVPRO treated all affected surfaces with an EPA-registered antimicrobial. Then we dried the space thoroughly, returning all structural components to normal moisture levels as compared to other areas in the home. Our general contractor license permits to streamline needed rebuilding and repair of the wall and floor. 

Wraparound remediation and construction capabilities are why SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands can manage even complicated mold scenarios. Make an appointment with our experienced assessment team by calling (508) 888-5985.

Contractor Licenses:

General: CS-108357

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