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How to Control Mold

6/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold can be found everywhere, indoors and out. Modern conveniences allows homeowners to manipulate their indoor environments to control mold growth before it becomes a problem. There are four keys to controlling mold inside:

Control humidity levels. Mold needs a warm, dark, humid environment to grow. By keeping humidity levels consistent at 50% this inhibits mold growth.

Repair leaks quickly. Leaks from pipes, windows, or roofs can start as water damage and turn into mold damage as well. Routine maintenance of the roof will alert you to any potential hazards before they become problems, and promptly repairing a leaky roof will keep secondary repair costs low. Check the seals on windows and be sure to keep them closed during adverse weather events to prevent water from entering your home.

Clean and dry after flood and storm events. Unfortunately, the Triangle area is prone to storms and flooding. It is important to have all affected areas thoroughly cleaned and dried immediately to prevent secondary damages such as mold remediation. SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest has a large team that can respond quickly to storm events, saving you from dealing with costly mold remediation protocols later down the line.

Ventilate bathrooms, laundry and cooking areas. The activities in these rooms tend to produce moisture. Ventilating the area while in use, will cut down on the amount of moisture and humidity produced. Remember high humidity is one of the chief causes of mold.

If you do find mold in your home, it will need to be cleaned and the source will need to be repaired or eliminated. Failure to rectify the source of the problem will lead to recurring growth.

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SERVPRO® of North Raleigh & Wake Forest specializes in mold cleanup and restoration. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO® of North Raleigh & Wake Forest Today 919-790-1222

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