Squirrels, bats, birds, rats, raccoons, opossums and skunks are a great part of the wildlife found right here in Charleston, South Carolina. They normally do not interfere with our daily lives and we don’t often think about them - unless we are out in the woods - but these pesky critters can wreak havoc in your home or commercial property and cause thousands of dollars in damages if they find a way into your crawlspace or attic. After calling a wildlife removal company, we recommend calling BioSweep Southeast to properly clean the debris, repair the damage and sweep away any unwanted odors and droppings left behind by this pesky critters.
You smell it as soon as you open your car door - that musty, earthy, foul odor caused by mold. What can cause mold to grow inside a vehicle?
Water damage can occur for a variety of reasons in your home: a plumbing leak, a toilet leak, a shower leak, a roof leak... many situations can cause drywall, carpet or wooden floors to become wet for an extended period of time. Most people think that drying the wet areas is enough, but if your carpets or floors are soaked for an extended period of time, you will most likely have some mold issues to deal with.
MOLD has been around since the beginning of time and is a natural component of life on earth... so why has it become such a big issue recently? As the trend to build houses that are more "energy-efficient" has increased, we have created homes with sealed openings to keep conditioned air inside and outside air out. The problem is that any moisture generated or leaking inside is trapped there, providing ideal conditions for mold. Modern construction methods and materials like drywall and particleboard are perfect breeding grounds for mold, whereas older building materials such as concrete and plaster, have a greater resistance to mold growth. Lastly, increased weather disasters such as hurricanes have led to millions of dollars in damage from mold growing in flooded homes, when the proper procedures are not taken to really remove the damaged materials and dry out any wet construction materials and standing water.
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A standard homeowners insurance policy may cover repairs for mold and water damage, but it depends on the source. For instance, you could be reimbursed if mold or water damage occurs due to a plumbing issue, water heater leak or roof damage by a standard home insurance policy. However, damage caused by flooding would not be covered because a standard homeowners policies does not cover you include flood damage. Flood damage is typically only covered by flood insurance.
Some people rarely think of what is lurking behind a dirty air vent. Perhaps you can see some mildew on the outside or notice a mildew odor in your home or office. The appearance of mold growth in your vents and duct work can be a cause for concern, because it can be an indication that something is not right. The quality of the air you breathe is important for you, your loved ones and/or your co-workers.
Water damage inside your home can happen unexpectedly. It can occur over a long period of time or suddenly. The most important thing is to treat it right away to prevent mold growth. BioSweep Southeast specializes in these type of problems and we are here to help you in the event water damage happens in your home.
As a homeowner you probably rarely give much thought to what's right underneath your feet. But you should. Particularly if you have a crawlspace and you live in a high-moisture coastal region like Charleston SC, Myrtle Beach, SC or Savannah, GA. These coastal regions are humid and prone to flooding. Protecting your crawlspace from these 5 common issues can make your home more energy efficient, improve the value of your home and save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs to your home in the long run.