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Water Damage In Your Home Needs Professional Response

6/13/2021 (Permalink)

Tools are shown hanging on the wall of a garage Water damage in your garage could mean mold

As a Georgia homeowner, you are no stranger to extreme weather. From heavy rainstorms and thunderstorms to extreme heat and tornadoes, you’ve seen it all. The combination of high temperatures paired with humid conditions creates the perfect opportunity for mold to establish itself in your garage.

Mold will thrive in dark, moist and unventilated places - which describes most garages. If yours is attached to your home, you may benefit from the cooler, drier air inside your home, but it will only make conditions slightly better. The best way to stay on top of a mold issue is to do regular inspections of your garage for the sights and scents that spell trouble.

If you have water damage call SERVPRO of Brunswick right away (912) 264-6094.

You will want to take a look around a day or two after extremely wet weather during the warmer months. Don’t just walk around, move a few things and look at the places where the walls join the floor, and in the corners. Check out the ceiling closely, and if the lighting is bad, you can always install better lighting or use a flashlight. Doing this on a regular basis can also keep you informed as to whether your roof or walls have experienced any issues or damage leading to leaks.

Of course, the best way to handle mold is to use preventive measures in the first place. Here are a few ideas that can help:

Keep your garage well-ventilated

Use a dehumidifier, especially during the stormy months

Make sure your garage door is properly sealed

Organize all stored items on shelves, using the floor and walls as little as possible

Don’t store cardboard in your garage

Remove any standing water immediately and dry area completely

Trim back shrubs and plants near the garage, not allowing overgrowth

Keeping an eye out for mold and practicing preventive measures is important for you as a homeowner. If you suspect that your home or business has developed a mold problem, SERVPRO of Brunswick is standing by to help. We are also experienced in cleanup after water and fire damage. Give us a call at: (912) 264 6094

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