More than half of all American houses have a persistent mold problem. These biologic growths can cause serious upper respiratory difficulties, putting your household at risk. Here are some of the most frequent mold causes in your Beverly Hills, FL, home, as well as what you could do to avoid biologic growth.

1. Leaking Pipes

Regrettably, leaky pipes may occur anywhere in your home, and they can be difficult to spot if the damage is minimal. This means they may do significant damage to your home before you ever detect an issue.

It’s not uncommon for leaking pipes and moisture damage to cause biologic growth formation inside the walls. Mold may spread into the sheetrock and timber supports once it begins.

Keep biologic growth at bay by having our plumbers examine your home at least once a year. You may need to replace the piping as it ages and deteriorates over time.

2. Leaking AC

Most homes throughout Beverly Hills, FL, have an AC unit, which can promote the proliferation of biologic growth called Mucor. This is an allergic mold that quickly develops into thick, white spots beneath leaking air conditioning units or as a result of moisture buildup. Regular HVAC maintenance will check the pipes, ductwork and filters of your air conditioner to verify there’s no leakage or moisture buildup.

3. A Leaking Roof

Biologic growth thrives in wet and humid environments, and mold may grow if there’s an ongoing leak in the roofing. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to discover roof leaks before they cause at least some damage and sometimes quite a bit of damage. This means that biologic growth has lots of time to develop and spread before you consider calling a roofer.

Repairing the roof leak can prevent more damage, but you’ll still have to hire a good mold remediation expert to remove the biologic growth spores permanently. The most effective strategy to avoid biologic growth from roof damage is to schedule roof inspections and keep up with maintenance tasks.

Take action as soon as you see biologic growth in your Beverly Hills, FL, home. Contact ServiceMaster Professional Services immediately to set up a mold remediation appointment, and let our experts remove those unattractive and harmful spores.

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