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Do you have a mold problem in your home or office? 

 

Mold can cause serious health issues for yourself, your family and your employees if you don’t get it under control as quickly as possible. Vector Restoration is here to help with expert knowledge and experience. Whether you’ve noticed mold growing in areas throughout your property or you’re concerned about possible mold issues with or without obvious water intrusion or damage, you can trust our licensed team to:

  • Determine the presence of mold
  • Locate the source of mold growth
  • Build containment of the site of mold to prevent spreading to other areas of the property
  • Remove mold and affected material safely and professionally
  • Restore the property to its original state

FACTS

Many homeowners are not aware of the obvious signs of mold. A few known signs of mold presence are strong, musty odor that can be intermittent depending on the indoor and outdoor air quality. Unusual indoor humidity signs. Unexplained health concerns.

Molds are found in virtually every environment and can be detected, both indoors and outdoors, year round. Mold growth is encouraged by warm and humid conditions. Outdoors they can be found in shady, damp areas or places where leaves or other vegetation is decomposing. Indoors they can be found where humidity levels are high such as kitchen, bathrooms or showers.

 

Common Causes of Mold

1. Crawl Space Moisture

Your most valuable asset in life is typically your home. You should want to take care of it as well as you take care of yourself. Excess water, from many sources, often invades crawl spaces which can lead to mold, structural wood rot, foul odors, allergy irritation, and many other potential issues. If moisture is a problem, it is important to identify the source of water. If the moisture is the result of poor circulation, ask about having vent fans installed applicable to the construction of your home. This will help keep the space dry. It is important to consistently maintain a crawl space no matter the size.  Though mold is everywhere, it won’t cause problems if you eliminate conditions that encourage its growth. Contact Vector Restoration if you suspect mold growth in the crawl space of your home!  

2. Water Intrusion or Excessive Moisture in Attic

Like crawl spaces there are many reasons that mold is found in an attic spaces. Most commonly seen reasons are A/C leak, roof leaks, blocked ventilation, poorly sealed light fixtures allowing cold air into a hot attic space, poor ventilation, chimney flashing leaks, damaged decking, vent stack leaks, and critter holes allowing cold house air or outside water intrusion into the attic space. No matter the cause this is a situation that must be mitigated immediately. Once mold has formed it will grow and spread rapidly. Mold thrives on the cellulose building materials that every home has. Includes but not limited to; drywall, insulation, contents in attic space, wood, and any other food sources that many not always seem logical. There are various molds that are dangerous to the health of those who come in contact with them. Do not assume a mold is “Not the bad one” just because it isn’t “Black”.  No DIY mold solutions options will rid your home of mold. Always consult with a professional mold remediator if you have concerns about mold in your attic space or any other areas of your home. Protocols for the removal of any amounts of mold are in place to protect you, your family, and your home. Vector Restoration is your one stop shop for any water or mold concerns you may have in your home. 

3. Plumbing Failures

Failures in plumbing systems can unexpectedly happen at anytime. The most common failures are washer and dryer water valve leaks, Hot water heater leaks, in slab plumbing rupture, second floor plumbing rupture, toilet backup due to collapsed pipes, and dishwasher leaks.When it comes to plumbing leaks in your home or business it is necessary to act fast to prevent further damages. We always suggest shutting the water off at the meter until the leak is investigated. It is important that you have your insurance policy binder and understand your coverage. Insurance companies can make it very confusing and stressful when trying to handle the claim.  Vector Restoration has experience dealing with nearly all insurance companies and properly navigating the claims process. We are here to help you  put your property back 100% without shortcuts. No need to settle because your frustrated or confused. Let us help you with the tough stuff!

4. Storm Damage

Storms with heavy wind and rain can cause many dangerous events to occur. These storms can cause damages such as shingles being ripped off your roof, a tree falling on your structure, or other wind driven objects being propelled at your property. These things can cause exposed areas on the roof or the structural framing and take in water. Unfortunately the leak is not always initially obvious because it is coming down the inside of walls or in the attic and often are found too late resulting in costly repairs to other areas of the home. Roof Leaks allow intrusion of water that can be not only damaging to the structure but can cause mold to form in as little as 24 hrs within the right environment. Quickly addressing the issue is the only way prevent further damage. Our emergency response team is available to board up, cover, and secure your property after any storm damages that have occurred.  

5. Air Conditioner

Finding water anywhere it does not belong in your house is a major cause for concern. Not only are you worried about where the leak is coming from and how much it will cost to fix it but you are also concerned about other damages to your home. These are the most common reasons why your air conditioner is leaking water inside the house:

  • Condensation drain line clogged
  • Drain line disconnected
  • Drain pan clogged or rusted through
  • Condensate pump malfunctioning
  • Evaporator coil frozen (due to a clogged filter or refrigerant leak)
  • Coils dirty or damaged
  • Improper install
  • Improper repair
  • Undersized or Over-sized Unit

A/C units are built to remove humidity and provide clean air. When there is an issue with the unit you may have elevated humidity levels, visible condensation, and worst of all mold growth. This mold growth can affect your health because it is in your breathable air. Vector Restoration can help you with a/c issues and any other damages that may have been caused.

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