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What's Lurking Behind Your Walls?

8/8/2021 (Permalink)

Pink Mold When the affected sheetrock was removed, pink and black mold was discovered at this water mitigation job.

SERVPRO of Rochester was recently called to a customer's home after the homeowner discovered a part of their basement had a fuzzy layer of white mold on top of their squishy, saturated carpet. 

Marc went out to meet the customer and take moisture readings on the different affected materials. It was determined that in the affected area all the carpet and pad had to be removed according to IICRC standards. Then the technicians moved to the wall areas to remove affected drywall and baseboard. 

What was lurking behind their walls upon closer inspection and demolition? We found pink and black mold on the back side of the drywall. 

Many times when customers experience a water loss and can't visibly see moisture and damage on walls, they think that SERVPRO of Rochester services aren't needed. Usually materials are wet and mitigation services are needed. With the various moisture meters we can tell what is wet and begin the begin the process of mitigation to reduce the chances for mold growth.

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