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Avoid a Winter Water Emergency in Your Atlanta Home | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

11/2/2022 (Permalink)

img src =”roof with snow.jpg” alt = "snow overflowing off roof” > If your home suffers water or storm damage this winter call SERVPRO so we can make your winter water damage "Like it never even happened."

Winter weather can be a stunning sight to behold. The beauty of snowflakes falling and blankets of white snow covering our town can be breathtaking. But while this weather might be lovely, it also brings an increased danger of water damage to your property.

The accumulation of snow and ice surrounding your home is a water emergency waiting to happen.

Winter’s effects don't have to put your property at risk for water damage. You can take in its beauty while keeping in mind some of the ways that winter weather might cause a water crisis.

Check Your Gutters

  • When it comes to protecting your property from the effects of winter weather, your gutters are a crucial tool. When your gutters are clogged with debris or ice, water can leak down and ruin your roof, basement and foundation. Due to restricted water flow, clogged gutters also increase the risk of an ice dam forming around your home.
  • Make sure your gutters are free of any leftover fall debris like leaves and twigs to allow water to flow smoothly away from your home. If you find your gutters are frozen solid, hot water can help melt any ice stuck inside.

Look Out for Melting Snow

  • It only takes a few inches of snow to create a water damage threat all around your property. And given that Atlanta has been hit by some severe snowstorms in the past, we should take the time to prepare for the unexpected.
  • Snow melt is a common cause of leaks in the winter. As soon as the weather begins to warm up and snow begins to melt, water can flood your foundation, leak through your roof and damage your drain pipes.
  • The potential for snow melt is another reason you should keep your gutters clear of debris. As long as your gutters and downspouts are clear, melting snow will have somewhere to go! 

Protect Your Pipes

  • You aren't the only one who’s freezing cold in the winter, your pipes can get really chilly, too. When the water in your pipes expands when temperatures drop, excess pressure can lead to a rupture. An unfavorable winter water emergency can result from this sudden surge of water flooding into your home.
  • Keep your pipes warm and cozy by adjusting your thermostat and opening up your cabinet doors. If you are wanting to go the extra mile, insulate any exposed pipes and wrap your pipes in heat tape for added protection.

If frigid weather creates a winter water disaster in your home, give SERVPRO a call. Our water restoration experts can get to work fast to return your home to its former glory.

Don't Let Water Damage Take Control of Your Business | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

img src =”flooring.jpg” alt = "wood flooring with water damage” > If your business or commercial property suffers water damage, call SERVPRO as soon as possible so we can prevent unnecessary damage from occurring.

Commercial water damage can be detrimental to businesses in more ways than one. Internal sources of water damage like leaking pipes or a sewage overflow can lead to unexpected downtime, ruined inventory and a weakened building. Natural disasters are another disastrous threat that can result in significant commercial losses.

Atlanta business owners should prepare for water damage from heavy rainfall, river overflow, dam breaks and other weather hazards. Identifying the level of risk associated with your building’s location is the best method to be ready for these weather threats.

You must be prepared to act in an emergency situation if you want to protect your company against these threats. This guide can help you know how to jump to action when water infiltrates your commercial building.

Know Your Building’s Layout

Locate the various water cutoff points around your building. Remember where places like your fire sprinkler system and the main water cutoff valve are so you can turn them off when necessary.

Pass this information down to trusted members of your workplace. By turning it off at the source, you can mitigate water damage and get the situation under control much more quickly.

Know the Types of Water Involved

When faced with water damage, the kind of water produced will help you establish the urgency of your problem. Understanding the severity of the situation can help you react appropriately:

White water: Plumbing failures are the most likely source of this kind of water. It is not regarded as contaminated and is safe for you to manage in little quantities.

Gray water: This water is brought on by clogged toilet tanks and sink drains. Even though the water is contaminated, it is not hazardous.

Black water: Frequently occurring sources of heavily contaminated black water include sewage blockages and storm flooding. This kind of water is toxic, and it must be handled by an expert.

Take Action Quickly

When water infiltrates your building, attempt to identify the source and swiftly shut it off. Open your windows and doors for more ventilation to expedite the drying process. After this, you need to update everyone in the building and let them know the impacted areas are off-limits.

Following these procedures, make sure to record any damage around your building that is immediately evident. By doing this, you can simplify the insurance claims process and identify which areas of your structure require the most support.

Remember to Be Patient

The obvious water damage might be a tiny portion of an even bigger issue. You might be facing a hidden water damage disaster without knowing!

At SERVPRO of South Atlanta, we can help you find the source of water and restore any of our losses ASAP. Our trained restoration crew can quickly dry out your business and return you to a safe workplace using cutting-edge equipment and years of experience.

The length of your restoration process will depend on the extent of the damage, so as we work hard to get you back in business, try to be patient! Your commercial property will be back in its preloss state in no time.

When disaster strikes your commercial property, we’ll be there to help clean up and get you back in business quickly. Reach out 247 to get started!

Flood Protection Inside and Out Your Home | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

10/10/2022 (Permalink)

a group of residential homes with major flooding in backyards Experienced water damage in your home? Call SERVPRO of South Atlanta to get the restoration process started right away.

Flood damage can cause extensive repairs and be costly. In some cases, flooding that affects your home may not be covered by your home insurance and you may not be eligible for federal assistance. That’s why it is so important to take every measure you can to prevent flooding.

Home protection can be done both internally and externally. That starts with having a good understanding of the risks we face here in Atlanta.

The regional risks of our area include flash flooding from severe storms, which are often frequent during the warmer months. This type of flooding pops out of nowhere and can cause damage to structures and roadway closures, along with home damage.

Protect Your Home From the Outside

It is crucial to prepare your home on the outside to minimize damage on the inside.

They’re your home's best defense against excess rain on the roof, but gutters can become clogged and overflow when it rains. Keep them clear of leaves and other debris to prevent unnecessary flooding on your property.

Planting a large garden on your property can also mitigate flood water by pulling it into the soil, deep down to the roots. Mulch can also promote water absorption, and both types of landscaping keep water from creating puddles next to your home, which decrease the likelihood of structural damage.

Protect Your Home Inside

Mitigate potential flood damage by sealing your basement and patching up cracks in your foundation as soon as possible. This may make the biggest difference when water levels rise!

Sometimes, flooding happens from inside your home. Failed plumbing or appliance leaks can quickly become a significant water problem.

When you notice a leak, get it fixed right away. Waiting can create a larger problem in the long run. Regularly examine appliances to ensure their connections are intact and in good shape.

A leak sensor is a good added measure. A sensor, which may be offered along with your home security system, can detect if there is more water in an area than there should be. If you can, upgrade and have peace of mind that you’ll be notified right away of excess water in any area of your home.

When it comes to valuables, keep them tucked away in waterproof containers, up off the ground. Don’t take the chance of them getting damaged, especially when they are hard to replace.

Experienced water damage in your home? Call SERVPRO today to get your restoration completed faster.

Where Should You Watch for Water Damage? | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

9/21/2022 (Permalink)

Hidden water damage in shower If a water emergency leaves your home in need of repairs, contact our professionals at SERVPRO of South Atlanta!

Water damage can occur anywhere in the home, from a number of different sources. Floods, dripping pipes and leaking appliances are only a few ways water can create a big mess inside your home. 

While some of these examples would be noticeable right away, others might not be as visible without a little investigation. 

Untreated water damage can create a plethora of hazards inside your home. Leaks that go undetected can turn a couple of drops of water into a huge flood disaster inside your home. This water can create even bigger issues when mold begins to form, floors begin to warp and an unpleasant aroma is sent throughout your home. 

The best way to prevent a water emergency in your home is to check around your house for leaks regularly. This can be as simple as checking the most common culprits of water damage for signs of leaks like discoloration, a foul smell or wet spots. 

Of course, you have to know where to look before you can do any detective work! Here are a few of the places you should keep a close eye out for leaks: 

The Bathroom 

Since almost all of the appliances in our bathrooms utilize water, it makes sense that this room is prone to leaks. Check for signs of water around your tub, the base of your shower and the bottom of your toilet. 

Bathroom leaks aren’t always visible and can occur under your floor and behind your walls. When damp patches keep reappearing or your bathroom is unusually damp, hidden leaks like this become apparent. 

Your Washing Machine 

Do not let washing machine leaks go unnoticed. Water can collect at the bottom of our machine when the drain hose is damaged or the door seal is torn. 

Washing machine leaks that you may need to look a bit harder for can happen behind your machine when the hose disconnects from the wall. Another indication that your washing machine may be having issues is shaking and rumbling. 

The best time to check for these leaks is when your washing machine is running. So if you suspect it might be malfunctioning, keep a close eye on it once you’ve started it. 

Your Water Heater 

Water heater floods are not only one of the most common sources of water damage but also

one of the most destructive. When pressure is too high, your water heater could burst, causing expensive damage. 

To avoid this dramatic calamity, check for water around the top, sides and bottom of your heater. The drain valve at the bottom of your tank is one of the more common trigger points for a leak. If water is dripping from the valve, make sure to replace it to keep the leak from developing. 

If a water emergency leaves your home in need of repairs, contact our professionals at SERVPRO!

When You Need a Deep-Clean, We’ve Got You Covered | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

9/3/2022 (Permalink)

Oder in the air When your home needs a little boost, you may have to call in the professionals. Fortunately, SERVPRO of South Atlanta is here for you.

You’ve got the regular, everyday cleaning under control. But when disaster strikes and leaves behind damage or odors, you may need an extra cleanup, even if you don’t require restoration. 

When your home needs a little boost, you may have to call in the professionals. Fortunately, SERVPRO of South Atlanta offers an array of residential cleaning services that make your house sparkle inside and out! 

Odor Removal 

Smell something stinky? Our experienced technicians are equipped with the right tools to get the smell out of any structure. Whether the source of the stench is inside or outside, we can identify the underlying problem and work efficiently to remove it. 

To get the job done, we don’t just mask the odor. That’s a band-aid solution that we don’t believe in! Instead, our tools and products root out and fully eliminate the offensive scent. 

Vandalism Removal 

If your home has been subjected to vandalism or graffiti, we can help. Whether it was a neighborhood kid acting up in a prank gone wrong or something more significant, no one wants their home marred by paint and other products. 

Our SERVPRO professionals can remove spray-painted graffiti from exterior surfaces and clean up driveways, walkways and get rid of debris. 

Sewage Problems 

This falls into both the odor category and the hazard category. Sewage exposure is a [health concern](https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/global/sanitation/workers_handlingwaste.html) and should be cleaned up as soon as possible. 

The good news? A sewage backup is no problem with our biohazard cleaning equipment! Call in the pros for a job done well. 

HVAC Cleaning 

Keeping your HVAC running properly requires proper maintenance. Did you know you should have your unit and ducts cleaned every so often? 

Our SERVPRO of South Atlanta professionals can inspect and clean HVAC systems if necessary. [Indoor air 

quality](https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/introduction-indoor-air-quality) is largely dependent on the cleanliness of the internal HVAC system, so regular maintenance is key.

Carpets & Upholstery 

Even when your carpet looks clean, germs may be lurking! It is likely that dirt and grime are hidden away underneath the piling. We offer a range of carpet and upholstery cleaning options to fit the needs of your home. 

For a deeper clean, our hot-water extraction method does the trick. When color-fastness is a concern, we offer dry cleaning services. We recommend regular cleaning every 12 months to maintain the integrity of the carpet. 

Walls and Flooring 

The walls and flooring in your home are exposed to dirt, debris and grime from a number of sources. We can thoroughly clean every area of pet dander, cooking oils and cigarette smoke so you don’t have to worry about the unsightly smells or streaks left behind. 

Need an extra hand getting the house spic and span from top to bottom? When your home is ready for a thorough inspection and clean, give SERVPRO of South Atlanta a call or contact us online  today!

Why Our Team Can Restore Your Damaged Property | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

8/29/2022 (Permalink)

a group of employees with restoration tools walking away from SERVPRO van No matter what type of disaster you face, SERVPRO of South Atlanta is only a phone call away.

As a locally owned and managed SERVPRO location, we acknowledge the everyday challenges business owners might run into. When running a successful business, you must take numerous scenarios into account. One of the worst-case scenarios is an unexpected disaster that halts productivity.

However, while you aren’t able to predict and most likely can’t avert a natural disaster, you can be prepared for one.

Besides the destruction that commercial properties might face, we know that homeowners could fast just as much damage after a disaster. Attempting to get back on your feet after a disaster can be a lot to handle, no matter the extent of the damage.

To equip your household to deal with destruction, you need to build an emergency plan as well. Developing an emergency plan starts with recognizing all the different types of disasters that may strike your area.

The American Red Cross has created a helpful website that collects information from resources around the nation to assist you in preparing for any disaster that might strike in your neighborhood. There are Red Crosses all through the Atlanta area that can supply you with the tools to recover or prepare for any disaster.

Whether you operate a business or own a house, you will eventually face the impact of a disaster. In any case, you need to undergo repairs as fast as possible to keep the damage from worsening. Here’s why you should consider us for any of your restoration needs:

Why Choose SERVPRO?

We recognize that no two situations are the same. While scenarios that need restoration occur every year around the country, each scenario will be extremely different.

For example, over 14 million homes are at risk of flooding each year, but the damage inflicted onto each home will be different.

This is why our professionals are ready to take on damage of any severity and type so that you’ll feel safe in the knowledge that you’ve chosen the right team for the job. We can inspect the distinct situation you’re facing and execute an effective restoration plan.

We work around the clock for you. When it comes to repairing damaged property, a rapid response is essential. This is important to not only repair your residential or commercial property quickly but to prevent the damage from getting any worse.

When water infiltrates the home, it can lead to significant water damage to furniture, documents or fabrics. And if this water is left untreated for a long amount of time, mold and mildew can begin to grow and spread rapidly throughout your walls and floors. This is why our services are available 24⁄7, all days of the year.

We deliver more than just damage repair. Aside from restoring the aftermath of a disaster, we control every aspect of your property’s restoration journey.

We can assist you in packing your things to keep damage from affecting them, and we will work directly with your insurance agent to make the claims process easy. We make it our goal to help you out in any way we can to make the recovery process as stress-free for you as possible!

No matter the size of the disaster, you local professionals at SERVPRO of South Atlanta can handle any emergency with years of knowledge and expertise. Our restoration team uses specialized tools and techniques to restore the destruction left over by a disaster as quickly as we can.

When you suffer damage to your home or business, it’s important that you know who to call! Contact us today to get restoration started faster.

Approaching a Biohazard Situation on Your Commercial Property | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Caution spill on floor After our SERVPRO of South Atlanta team is done cleaning up the mess, you and your team can safely get back to work!

Business owners can expect a plethora of emergencies to break out on a normal workday, but a biohazard situation can be one of the most unexpected. Taking proper measures to ensure everyone is safe when biological or chemical contaminants infest your property should be your first priority. 

You’ll need to know how to handle the situation until we arrive on the scene to clean up the mess. 

When conditions are severe enough, they should not be taken lightly, and you definitely shouldn’t try to clean up contamination on your own. Exposure to elements like a sewage spill or a chemical spill can be extremely hazardous for your health and the health of the employees in your business. 

Here are some things you can do before our team arrives to clean up the mess: 

Keep away from the impacted areas. Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a crime scene, a sewage spill or animal waste, it’s important to keep out of affected areas. Once a biohazardous emergency is reported, you should inform your team and instruct them to safely exit the building. 

If personnel are still in the building, ensure that they are evacuated to a safer area away from any contamination. You should make sure to practice an emergency response plan, no matter the scenario, to ensure your entire team knows what to do and where to go during emergencies like this. 

Leave contaminated items in place. You should treat all spills and bodily fluids as if they are contaminated and leave any affected items in place. While you might rush to try and solve the situation at hand by cleaning or moving any items, you should leave them to the professionals to protect the health of you and your personnel. 

This will allow safety experts to determine if these items are still safe to use and if they can be salvaged. 

Report it to professionals. In certain situations, like a crime scene, it’s essential to contact the authorities before attempting to clean up. After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, this is when our team can arrive to start the cleanup process. 

We have years of experience cleaning up contaminated buildings with protective equipment, advanced technologies and training in scenarios like this.

We can be on the scene as soon as you are ready to remove any contaminants or sewage and deodorize or sanitize your entire commercial property. Since every biohazard scenario is completely unique, we take the time to inspect every inch of damage and come up with a restoration plan specific to your commercial emergency. 

After our SERVPRO team is done cleaning up the mess, you and your team can safely get back to work! 

When any kind of emergency breaks out inside your business, call upon an experienced team of professionals to repair the damage. Our SERVPRO crew can handle any size damage.

Keep Backyard Fires Contained to Prevent Disaster | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

"a close up view of a bright campfire burning at night If you have experienced fire or smoke damage, contact SERVPRO of South Atlanta.

There’s no better way to enjoy a warm summer evening than by sitting around a fire in your own backyard. Scary stories, hotdogs and s’mores are just a few ways to create some unforgettable memories with your family.

We put our backyard fires to use for our own enjoyment, preparing a meal, keeping bugs away and as a way to clear out dead debris, but even the most contained fires still carry a number of hazards. The National Park Service states that around 85% of wildfires are ignited by humans.

Georgia experiences around 3,500 wildfires annually, with wildfire season running from February to May. The most common cause of wildfires in Georgia is yard burning leading to the spread of unintentional flames.

Of course, you can still toast your marshmallows, burn your yard trimmings, light your tiki torches and barbecue your burgers if local laws allow. Keeping a few precautions in mind every time you burn will allow you to continue enjoying your backyard fires and reduce the risk of hazards.

Recreational Fire Hazards

All open flames can be a danger, but campfires, fire pits, grills and fireworks are some of the most common causes of outdoor fires. Grills are responsible for around 8,800 home fires annually, usually due to improper usage. Before starting your grill, check propane tanks and gas lines that fuel your grill, and keep an eye on your grill during and after use.

When creating a campfire, find a safe area away from any buildings or debris, and only use a match or a lighter to feed the flames. Once you start your campfire, only use wood as a burning source and supervise embers even after you’re done making your s’mores.

Fire pits are an easy way to create a camp-like feel in your own backyard, but this equipment should be used with the same safety measures as a normal campfire. If you’re able to move your fire pit, you should never place it on a wood deck or near an area with an overhang.

While it might seem like an easy way to eliminate construction or household waste, you should only burn approved firewood.

If you plan on celebrating an event with fireworks, be sure to light them in an open area and give them room to land away from forestry, buildings or other debris. In Atlanta, you can set off fireworks between 10 a.m. and 12 midnight, with the exception of select holidays, which allow you to set them off a little later.

Other Outdoor Fire Hazards

Even with their risks, fire and flammable materials can still be put to good use. In the fall, if your yard collects a large number of leaves and you don’t have a waste disposal option, burning your leaves may be the only way to keep your yard clear of debris.

Before you burn anything, make sure your local authorities allow open burning in the first place. Understand any active burn bans, and apply for a permit if necessary. A summer burn ban is in place from May 1 to Sept. 30 in Atlanta. So, you should hold off on any burning until local laws allow it.

Clearing your yard of dead leaves and shrubs is a smart way to safeguard your home from wildfires, along with strategic landscaping to slow fires before they can reach your home. Knowing what is safe to burn and understanding the basic fire safety principles can help you keep any backyard fire under control.

We all use our sheds and garages to store materials like gasoline, but irresponsible storage can have disastrous results. Be sure to only store your gas in approved containers and keep your container in a location where your children cannot reach it.

You should only use gas for its intended purpose as well, so even if you’re having trouble lighting your campfire, don’t use gas for any help.

Before lighting any fire outside, make sure to check the local weather forecasts and local laws. If conditions are very windy or dry, reschedule your campfire and save the s’mores for a better day.

And if your home suffers any damage after a fire, contact the experts at SERVPRO of South Atlanta. Our team has experience restoring residential and commercial properties after they’ve been affected by damage from smoke and flames. We can work as quickly as possible to restore as much of your property as we can.

Burn safely outdoors. And save some chocolate for us! If you have experienced fire or smoke damage, contact us today to get restoration started faster.

Understand the Many Kinds of Weather Alerts | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

a red and white severe weather alert sign If you suspect any damage to your home from a recent storm, call SERVPRO of South Atlanta.

There are 42 distinct kinds of weather alerts, all organized into seven different categories. When a severe storm is about to roll through, though, this could be a lot of information to take in!

Understanding what these weather alerts might mean for our community can help you best prepare for any weather situation. You can also secure your property prior to severe weather to minimize the risk of damage.

Knowing all the different weather scenarios can be helpful, but understanding what type of weather might impact Atlanta is even more important.

How Alerts Are Issued

So, since weather forecasts are simply projections, how is the magnitude, position and duration of a storm monitored? How are these weather alerts sent out to begin with? There are several factors that impact the issuing of these alerts.

The National Weather Service is in charge of weather forecasting and sends out any necessary warnings as conditions develop. To make sure these alerts are specific and detailed, there are six regional offices and hundreds of local offices located around the nation that issue these warnings. You’ll find Atlanta’s alerts coming from the Southern Region headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, along with offices located nearby.

Meteorologists and other personnel with the NWS use a wide range of data to create forecasts, including satellite radar, weather balloons, seismic activity meters and even ocean buoys. While the kind of data used varies depending on the severity of the weather scenario, the main purpose is to make as precise of a forecast as possible.

The Most Important Alerts to Understand

When interpreting these weather alerts, understanding the difference between a “watch” and a “warning” is essential. This is language that is used in most weather warnings, including those for thunderstorms, winter storms and strong winds.

A watch indicates a storm is being watched and could become dangerous, so you should begin preparing for the worst-case scenario. A warning is given in a smaller area, like a county or city, whereas a watch is issued in a bigger area.

A warning indicates that a dangerous storm is expected in your area and you should prepare yourself immediately for a disaster.

Understanding the many types of weather our community encounters regularly can help you know what to do when these weather alerts are issued during severe weather. Here in Atlanta, we experience a wide plethora of weather conditions during the course of a year, including wintry precipitation at times, thunderstorms, heavy rain, intense heat and even tornadoes.

Protecting Your Home During a Storm

Being aware of the many kinds of weather alerts is the best way to prepare you and your home for all weather emergencies, but there are a few other methods to protect your home to reduce the risk of damage.

Clear your gutters and fasten any outdoor items to protect your home from severe weather threats such as flooding or strong winds. Find a safe shelter that’s stocked with supplies and make an emergency evacuation plan in case you and your family need to flee.

If your home is impacted by severe weather, give SERVPRO of South Atlanta a call! We are available 24⁄7 and can be on the scene promptly to repair your home and return it to its pre-storm condition.

Being aware of the weather our community faces regularly can help you stay safe during severe weather. Understand the many different alerts that could be issued so you and your family can weather any storm.

Experienced storm damage to your home or property? Contact us today for a quick response!

Where Can Mold and Mildew Hide? | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

Mold Growth in shower Our team at SERVPRO of South Atlanta can quickly remediate the problem and leave your property mold free.

Mold is an issue no homeowner hopes to run into, but mold is everywhere. 

When rooms are not properly ventilated, there is a chance you may run into a mold problem at some point. Mold grows fastest during humid seasons like the summer, and it loves to hide in the darkest corners of your home. Of course, this isn’t the only place mold can hide; sometimes mold can be hiding in plain sight. 

Mold can pop up in some of the most commonly used areas of your home. Detecting it starts with knowing where to search for it before it becomes an even bigger problem. 

Here are some of the most prevalent areas you can find sneaky mold growth: 

In Your Bathroom 

We utilize water in our bathrooms every single day, so it’s no surprise mold can pop up here! A bathroom that isn’t properly ventilated can lead to a serious mold issue in areas like your shower, your toilet, or your walls and floor. 

Opening a window or placing a fan in your bathroom can help this area stay properly ventilated and combat excess moisture. 

In Your Kitchen 

Heat is used in the kitchen to prepare meals, but this heat can lead to high levels of humidity. This humidity combined with the moisture used in appliances such as your fridge or sink can lead to mold growth. 

Check places like your kitchen sink, leaky pipes below the sink, and your fridge or cabinets for moldy food that should be disposed of to keep mold at bay. 

In Your Attic 

Your attic is one of those rooms in your home that you may not visit often, so mold growth can go undetected once it develops. Attic mold is a common household issue that is created by excess moisture. 

Inspect your attic regularly for mold near insulation, vents or on your roof where a leak could be present. 

In Your Basement 

The basement is another room you commonly will find mold development. The basement can be a particularly moist room with little ventilation, so you could find mold growing near your windows, around leaky pipes or near a foundation leak.

Consider using a dehumidifier, and have any foundation or pipe leaks corrected to prevent further damage. 

Within Your Walls and Ceiling 

Mold can hide under the wallpaper on your walls and on your ceiling, keeping you oblivious to its presence. The best way to detect this invisible mold problem is by keeping an eye out for any condensation, discoloration or earthy odors. 

These can all be warning signs of mold development within your walls and ceilings. 

If you detect mold growing inside your home contact us today. Our team at SERVPRO of South Atlanta can quickly remediate the problem. Our team can inspect and eliminate any mold growth to leave your property mold-free.