Outdoor Mold Damage Issues
Certified SERVPRO Technicians Remediate and Take Steps to Prevent Outdoor Mold
Most of our mold damage calls are a result of interior mold damage, where a homeowner has encountered some form of mold growing behind walls or in bathrooms. However, some calls also come from a very different type of problem: exterior mold damage. Mold can strike home exteriors more often than many may think, and some types of mold are often dismissed as simple rust or oxidation. If left unchecked, mold can begin to wreak havoc on the structure and enter your home interior, and should be dealt with professionally as quickly as possible.
Conditions Mold Grows In
Mold primarily enjoys damp, warm, and dark conditions, although some species will be content with only a surface to grow on and a source of water. If you live in a wet area or have recently been hit by storm damage, this may cause mold damage in your Crestwood home. Making sure you have quality siding materials and waterproofing on your home is the most important step in preventing outdoor mold damage.
Steps We Take
Since many outdoor areas cannot be dried or sanitized with our regular equipment, we have to use specialty equipment and UV projectors to thoroughly rid the area of mold. The mold must often be dried out as much as possible before removal, a difficult task in a humid environment, but thankfully our technicians have the skill and know-how to operate expensive, specialized equipment for this purpose. Scrubbing and sanitization are also necessary to remove and kill off any remaining mold spores on the surface.
What if the Mold Comes Back?
Outdoor mold growth is harder to prevent than indoor colonies, and the only way to actually protect your home from further growth is to make sure your siding materials are sturdy and well-made, and waterproofing is in order. If necessary, a SERVPRO technician may consult you on this.
SERVPRO of Affton / Webster Groves is a damage restoration and remediation company with experience in all types of mold damage disasters. Call us 24/7 at (314) 638-7749 for our mold remediation services.