Mold and Mildew on Your Clothes!! UGH!! Call SERVPRO for Remediation
Putting Damp Clothing Away Can Lead to the Development of Mold Damage in Your Lakeland Home
Drying your clothing on the line in Lakeland can save money when it replaces the use of your clothes dryer. Getting outdoors and smelling line-fresh clothes and linens is often worth the extra effort. Changes in the weather can leave clothes feeling dry while still retaining some moisture. The best time to pull your items in from outside is in the mid-afternoon hours.
Taking your laundry into your Lakeland home in the morning or the evening can cause mold damage. During these times, condensation occurs, and moisture rests on surfaces, including your clothes. Once inside, the moisture evaporates. While microbial growth is unlikely after one or two such instances, a habit of this can substantially increase the humidity and eventually cause problems. This is similar to a poorly vented dryer that leaks hot, moist air from each cycle into your home's air.
Damp clothing that ends up inside a closet or dresser often develops spots of mildew. A musty odor also begins growing stronger. The walls inside the closet or behind the affected chest might even start to show darkened patches of mold. SERVPRO know how to stop this before mold damage happens and stop any existing damage from spreading to other places within your house.
If you allow mold damage to continue, it only becomes worse. Microbes do not die off without remediation. Our technicians receive training and earn certifications from the IICRC, showing they have the expertise needed to handle this type of situation successfully. Because moisture helped cause the problem, we always ensure that water vapor levels settle back to normal ranges again. We might use dehumidifiers or desiccant machines to achieve this for you.
While staining from mold and mildew often remains even after the most exhaustive efforts to remove them, items that do not have any stains can still hold onto the odor, even after several washings. We can use hydroxyl generators that utilize UV light to eliminate the odors left behind in your clothing and your home's furnishings. Our SERVPRO technicians can treat furniture one step further with antimicrobial agents we spray on soft and hard surfaces.
Removing mold damage and soiled areas depends significantly on the amount of damage. The slight damage that we can wash away rarely requires the removal of materials. SERVPRO strives to provide our customers with rapid and effective remediation at the lowest expense possible. Preventing future problems requires the removal of anything that we cannot clean sufficiently. Merely painting over a moldy wall cannot get rid of the problem.
You can call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962. We are always ready to remediate mold damage in your Eagle Lake or Winter Haven home.
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