Bonita Springs, FL, property owners should schedule mold & water damage assessments from Innovative Construction Solutions frequently. We provide thorough inspections and diagnosis, contacts for superior mold abatement, and construction service once abatement is complete.
Avoid the hassle and expense entirely by taking care of the issues that lead to mold growth.
Mold is a fairly common issue throughout the country, but in Southwest Florida, the problem is of even greater prevalence with our subtropical climate.
The Ticking Clock on Mold Growth
Within 48 hours, damp surfaces can begin to mold. Stopping moisture from entering is the best way to prevent mold from happening in the first place.
Roof Damage – A minor defect in the roof may go unnoticed for a long time, and water may trickle in during this period. The damage that this water intrusion causes shouldn’t go without being considered. Roof leaks will allow mold to grow, but they’ll also cause structural and cosmetic damage.
Window Damage – Like the roof, the windows are integral to the building envelope. Damage to the panes, seals, caulking, frame or flashing can result in water intrusion and mold.
Wet Clothes – If you need a reason to stay up on your laundry, wet clothes lying around your home encourage mold growth.
Flooding – From a torrential storm or a busted main pipe, flooding within a home is a quick and practically sure way for mold to grow. After these instances, you’ll need to address every single item that was wet and thoroughly dry or remove them.
Slow, Long-Term Leaks – Small leaks may go undetected for long periods. As moisture continues to occur within walls, under flooring, and above ceilings, mold will also grow. In addition to booking regular inspections for water intrusion from Innovative Construction Solutions, you can watch for signs of water damage or mold. Listen for water sounds within your home, smell for musty odors, and look for water stains on all ceilings, walls, and baseboards.
A/C System Issues – An A/C system is meant to remove excess humidity from the home, but negligent care that allows the drainage tube to clog can lead to leaking water and mold growth.
Health Issues Linked to Mold Growth
The effects of mold depend on the mold type and the extent of its spread. The three categories of mold include allergenic, pathogenic, and toxigenic molds.
Toxic molds can be devastating to children and the immune system suppressed. However, from chronic sinus infections to pneumonia, the effects of long-term mold exposure are dangerous to anyone.
Home Damage Linked to Mold
Once mold has taken up residence, it isn’t easy to evict. It may require demolition measures to eradicate entirely. Once the mold has been removed, we can step in for the construction that will follow. Specialists in mold abatement will need to be brought in for this task, and we will be glad to provide referrals.
Innovative Construction Solutions will inspect and test for moisture and mold, reporting the presence, location, and extent so that you can make an informed decision regarding mold abatement.
For assessments of mold & water damage in Bonita Springs, FL, count on Innovative Constructions. Book your service by calling us at (239) 384-5890 or completing this online contact form.