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Changes That Occur in Your San Jose Building with Mold Damage

4/24/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Intervenes to Limit Mold Damage in San Jose Homes

You should avoid dismissing any mold signs at your property, such as mild surface browning or dark spots. If left to advance, mold damage can have severe implications for your building, necessitating expensive repairs. Appropriate interventions can preserve your San Jose property and save you unnecessary inconvenience.

The changes mold damage triggers in San Jose properties develop gradually. Most contaminants also start out of sight, in wall cavities, subfloors, or behind fixtures such as bathtubs, thus significantly growing before you notice alarming signs. You can call SERVPRO to help you probe any slight changes before severe problems develop.

Severe implications of mold damage 

  • Poor indoor air quality
  • Decaying structural supports
  • Irreversible contamination of porous materials 

Mold affects air quality in two distinct ways - its mycotoxins release volatile organic compounds that fill the air with a musty smell. On the other hand, its colonies break down and dissipate into the air as ultra-fine debris, increasing the concentration of particulate matter. Addressing both aspects when handling mold damage is essential to improve indoor air quality. SERVPRO crews take steps to halt the microbial growth that builds up colonies and also clean surfaces safely to limit the residues released into the air.

Other Forms of Deterioration

The mold fungus feeds on organic matter, which is plentiful in most structural elements, such as wooden frames and drywall panels. As the colonies form on the surfaces, their root-like hyphae penetrate the materials, extracting nutrients deep within. Given sufficient time, the process triggers or accelerates decay in the materials, leaving them structurally unstable. 

In porous materials such as drywall or insulation, mold colonization quickly spreads, leading to irreversible contamination requiring demolition and replacement.

Other problematic changes

  • Flaking on painted surfaces 
  • Staining and other surface discoloration
  • Mold development under wallpaper

SERVPRO of NE San Jose can help thoroughly investigate mold problems at your property, determining viable solutions to remediate the contamination. Call us at (408) 834-7663.