Atlanta Mold Remediation Specialists Caution Homeowners to Watch for Mold Growth Following Water Damage Caused by Winter Storms
Now that temperatures are rising and rainfall is increasing in Atlanta, structureMEDIC is warning homeowners of increased potential for mold growth caused by water damage from pipes frozen and gutters damaged by the recent ice and snow storms.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
As the temperatures around Atlanta continue to fluctuate, structureMEDIC, Atlanta mold remediation specialists, is cautioning homeowners to be diligent about properly cleaning water damage caused by frozen and burst pipes, damaged gutters and roofs. The rising spring temperatures and continuous rainfall increase the likelihood for mold to develop and spread if water damage was not swiftly and properly repaired.
Following the series of uncommonly cold temperatures, snowfall and ice in February, homeowners in Atlanta experienced an increase in severe water damage caused by frozen and burst pipes, and water leakage from roofs and rain gutters damaged from heavy ice. A thorough cleaning and evacuation of the water are required to prevent mold growth.
Fluctuating and rising spring temperatures coupled with additional rainfall yield increased humidity. These damp conditions and remaining moisture inside walls, attics or underneath flooring create a perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold can wreck additional havoc on homes, destroying and rotting wood, causing an increase in respiratory illness and allergies, and can be difficult to fully remediate.
“Cleaning up water damage involves completely removing and thoroughly drying all affected surfaces. Sometimes places, such as behind drywall, underneath roofing shingles or around windows, might be neglected,” said Stephen Elliott, owner of structureMEDIC. “Mold will definitely capitalize on any lingering moisture, even for homeowners who think they got it all the first time around.”
Homeowners who suspect lingering moisture or notice mold growth should contact structureMEDIC to arrange an inspection and remediation services. StructureMEDIC offers a discount to members of the military and public service agencies and will assist homeowners by covering insurance deductibles up to $500.
StructureMEDIC is one of the most experienced water damage restoration teams in the state of Georgia. The dedicated crew is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides the following services: water damage cleanup, fire damage restoration, smoke and soot cleanup, de-humidification, mold removal, claims inventory service, sewage backup repair, HVAC/air duct cleaning, deodorization, and bio hazard cleaning. If recent weather has caused water, mold, smoke, or fire damage to your home or business, call structureMEDIC’s team toll free at 1-800-764-4613. You can also visit them at http://www.structuremedic.com for additional information.
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