Mold Season!

Heavy rainfall and mild temperatures have created perfect conditions this year for mold growth. Mold thrives in warm, damp areas – easily reproducing in this type of environment. As mold spores grow, they feed off of organic materials such as flooring, drywall, and carpeting. The more it grows, the more it breaks down these materials – compromising the stability of its host. While you can clean mold, spores usually lie deep within porous materials where you can’t see it. Therefore, your attempts to clean mold aren’t always successful. Contact a certified mold restoration company for tough mold cleanup jobs to keep it from returning.

Mold damage prevention is essential in keeping mold at bay. Here are some quick tips to keep mold from eating your home from the inside out:

**Good circulation** Now that spring is here, open windows and allow fresh air to circulate your home. You may be thinking that this will let mold spores in, but mold spores will come in anyway. Mold spores are easily carried in every time you open the door. It’s also carried in on your clothing, your kids, your pets, and anything else that comes into your home.   Providing good circulation will help keep the air inside your home moving and dry.

**Prevent water damage** Water damage is the number one cause of mold. Make sure all faucets are working properly. Check anything that carries water regularly to make sure there are no leaks. This includes pipes and hoses to and from appliances. It’s also a good idea to keep your gutters cleaned out. This is a good time of year to check that out. Gutters are an unseen force of water damage so mold damage often follows.

**Use a dehumidifier** A dehumidifier will help keep damp areas like basements and crawl spaces dry. These are high traffic areas for mold. Some HVAC systems include dehumidifiers. This is a great idea if any room in your house is consistently damp.

**Ventilation** Ventilation systems should be up to date in areas like the bathroom and kitchen. These rooms are consistently damp due to the amount of water used. A ventilation system will help keep them dry.

While the warm spring rains bring life to the outside world, don’t allow it to also bring life inside your home in the form of mold. Contact a professional mold remediation company if mold becomes a problem. Our professional mold remediation teams are available day and night to restore your home to its pre-mold condition. Contact us today for a free estimate in mold remediation services.

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