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Mold: Don’t Take the Easy Route

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

This is an example of how mold can return if it is just wiped down and painted over.

Mold is unattractive, and remediation can be expensive and take up a lot of time. It is because of these reasons that a lot of homeowners and property managers choose to paint over mold. But painting over mold is a bad idea for many reasons. Paint does not kill mold, and it will not stop the source of the mold. Mold will continue to grow under the paint, and you will see apparent signs of mold again. The surface mold that you see on your walls or ceilings is likely only a small portion of the mold problem. The mold may be deep into your walls. Your best bet is to at least perform a professional mold inspection to ensure the mold is identified and the source of the leak is discovered. Once you know the extent of the damage and the origin of moisture has been repaired, you can evaluate your course of action for appropriate mold remediation.

Mold is sometimes called a silent killer. It could impact your health and could cause permanent damage, including death. From itchy skin and headaches to serious respiratory and mental issues, mold could quickly take its toll on your body. The very young and very old are even more vulnerable. You often don’t even know that your health is being affected until the damage has already been done. When it comes to mold in your home or property, take the proper steps to get rid of it. Do not settle on painting over the mold. SERVPRO of Lenoir, Duplin & Jones Counties cares about people’s health and has trained and certified employees that will properly solve your mold issues in a timely healthy manner. 

Call SERVPRO of Lenoir, Duplin & Jones Counties at (252)208-7888 for your home or business mold assessment.

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