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Mold Damage affects Sailing Equipment in Perdido Key

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage affects Sailing Equipment in Perdido Key Boating and sailing gear can retain water and grow mold while in storage.

SERVPRO Cleans and Remediates Mold Damage on Your Boating Equipment

Perdido Key residents often have sailing or boating equipment stored at their home so they always have their favorite gear on hand at a moment's notice. Owning your own gear may cost more initially than renting, but the investment often proves beneficial over time.

Owning your own equipment for fun in Perdido Key can lead to mold damage whenever gear retains water that seeps out while in storage. Placing items away in storage while they retain even the slightest bit of moisture can permit microbial growth. First-time owners who receive sports gear over the holiday season often forget to ensure complete dryness of their new toy before putting it away for another time, only to pull it out again days, weeks, or months later to find a horrendous growth of fuzziness.

SERVPRO technicians want to help residents reclaim these expensive items from the damaging effects of mildew and other fungi. The sooner we become involved in restoring your belongings, the sooner you can get back to having fun on the water. Because we are locally owned and operated, we know that many people in our community, including many of our employees, love being active outdoors.

When we arrive at a customer's home, we start by bagging up any belongings affected by mold. The area used to store these items also requires treatment to ensure your home, shed, or other structure does not succumb to these tiny microorganisms. Moving the bagged items in this way prevents cross-contamination with other areas of your property. A discussion with our customers about how they wish to proceed determines much of the exact work and where we perform this.

Rubber components in gear can suffer tremendously from mold when left undisturbed for lengthy periods. Other times, we can clean such materials sufficiently so even the smell dissipates. Hard, non-porous materials that grow mold often do so because of the salt left on the surface. Always drawing moisture to it, salt helps microbes flourish in otherwise seemingly dry environments by providing a continual source of water. Once we clean these surfaces of mold, the salt also disappears and no longer poses a problem.

The IICRC-certified technicians at SERVPRO of West Pensacola want to help you enjoy your time on the water by ensuring your equipment is always ready. Contact us by calling (850) 469-1160. We are always ready to take your call and restore your belongings using the latest in restoration techniques.

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