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How to Find and Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home or Business

2/8/2020 (Permalink)

Mold damage in your home or place of business can be a serious problem. However, knowing a few important facts about mold growth patterns can help you catch the problem early and possibly prevent it altogether.

Common Places for Mold Infestation

Certain areas of your home or business are more susceptible to mold growth than others. It is important to keep these areas as dry as possible, inspect them frequently for any hidden mold issues and check for water stains or a musty odor, which may indicate mold is present or will be soon if you don’t address it quickly:

  • Ceiling tiles and drywall
  • Paper goods
  • Wood products
  • Humid areas such as bathrooms and washroom areas
  • HVAC vents

Tips for Preventing Mold and Mildew Growth

Mold needs certain conditions to grow, such as mold spores, warmth, and moisture. What most people don’t know is that most homes and businesses naturally have all of these conditions present at any given time. As a matter of fact, mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems.  Keeping mold spores and moisture to a minimum will go a long way toward preventing mold damage in your home or business. Here are a few tips that may prevent mold infestations:

  • Use a dehumidifier
  • Use an air purifier to trap mold spores
  • Repair leaks and dry up any standing water
  • Open windows and use fans to circulate air
  • Inspect HVAC ductwork for mold
  • Clean up any sitting water you find quickly and thoroughly

Mold Remediation

Even the most meticulously maintained building can experience a mold problem. When this happens, you should address the concern as quickly as possible to keep the mold from spreading. For small areas, a diluted bleach mixture and a little elbow grease will likely be enough to take care of the issue but if the mold issue is anything more than a very small area, it’s time to call in the experts at SERVPRO of East Phoenix. Using a certified restoration company for severe mold damage is a smart way to keep the damage at a minimum, and prevent further damage from happening in the future. Once the highly trained professionals of SERVPRO come in and address your immediate issue, they’ll work with you to ensure there are no other areas of your home or business at risk for future mold damage. Here’s what a mold remediation service from SERVPRO of East Phoenix entails:

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  2. Mold Containment
  3. Air Filtration
  4. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  5. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  6. Restoration

If you have mold issues in your east Phoenix home, contact SERVPRO of East Phoenix at 602-507-6361 to get it handled quickly and professionally.

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