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Don't "Leaf" Your Gutters Alone, Prevent Water and Mold Damage to Your Silverton Roof and Home

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Don't "Leaf" Your Gutters Alone, Prevent Water and Mold Damage to Your Silverton Roof and Home "Leaf" Guards Allow for Rainwater and Snow to Flow Away from Your Silverton Property to Help Prevent Water Damage and Mold Problems

Avoid Fueling Mold Growth -- Complete Autumn Roof And Gutter Maintenance In Silverton

Mold spores are a constant in Silverton as in most areas, floating on air currents and settling on surfaces in your home. The spores are relatively harmless until they absorb moisture from any water source. Within 24 to 48 hours of  moisture availability, spores can begin the growth of colonies on any surface with even a trace of organic matter. When the mold infestation becomes evident, we can help.

Drywall, wood framing, and insulation all provide a hospitable environment for mold damage in your Silverton home. The upper reaches of your attic, whether finished or not, are common places for microbial growth if even tiny amounts of rainwater, ice, or snow seep inside. Checking your roof and gutter system in the fall is a smart move to protect your home from water and mold damage. If you feel concerned about mold growth under the roof, we can help inspect and remediate if necessary.

With the extreme temperature ranges a house in our area experiences over the course of a year come many opportunities for water to force its way into the interior. SERVPRO recommends maintaining a sound roof and properly working gutters and downspouts as your first defense against the leakage that can result in mold damage. Leaves, needles, twigs, and even branches can clog gutters if homeowners fail to complete routine cleaning.

Clearing away debris and checking for cracked shingles, loose roof flashings, and broken drainage system supports ensures precipitation of all kinds remains outside your home. During our snowy winters, dirty gutters contribute to ice dams. Frozen water pushes its way under shingles bit by bit as warmer air from the house melts the edges of the pools of ice stuck in a clogged gutter. SERVPRO crews assist many homeowners with the water damage and resulting mold infestations in these scenarios.

If poorly draining gutters or damaged roofs allow water inside to feed mold colonies, SERVPRO of Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma & San Juan Counties has the expertise and equipment to remediate the situation. Call us for an inspection this fall at (970) 259-6184 to avoid even more significant problems when the snow flies. 

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