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3 Mold Growth Prevention Tips

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 3 Mold Growth Prevention Tips Mold in this home grew in this space due to stagnant, humid air. Be sure to lower the humidity to appropriate levels!

Nobody wants mold growth on their property, but many property owners fail to take the necessary steps to prevent it in the first place. If you’re worried about potential growth, we’re here to offer 3 tips that will help with mold growth prevention!

  • Keep your indoor humidity low. Mold spores are virtually everywhere, but they only become an issue in ideal conditions. Because mold needs moisture to activate, humid areas tend to promote mold growth. That’s why it’s important to keep windows closed on humid days and to consider using a dehumidifier when levels are high!

  • Dry up water damage immediately. As we mentioned, mold growth is activated by moisture, so when your property has a leak or any kind of flooding, be sure to address it immediately. If the damage is small enough, you might be able to handle itself. In many cases, however, it might be advisable to call your local cleanup and restoration company.

  • Seal areas in your home where water might leak inside. It’s one thing to address water damage when you have it, it’s another thing to prevent it altogether. In case you missed it the first two times, it’s important that you keep excess moisture out of your home because it fuels mold growth. One of the most common ways for water to get into the home is through cracks and vulnerabilities in the structure. By addressing this, you’re less likely to have mold growth issues!

Mold growth can happen when and where we least expect it, but by taking the necessary precautions, you are less likely to have an issue! But if you do have mold problems, contact SERVPRO of Burke County today at (828) 874-0966!

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