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Ten Things You Should Know About Mold Damage In Your Providence Home

1/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Ten Things You Should Know About Mold Damage In Your Providence Home Mold can grow on virtually any substance, wood, paper, carpet, and foods are all affected.

What You Need To Know About Mold

Commonly enough, companies try to scare you into acquiring their mold treatment services. In our case, we would rather attempt to teach you how to avoid mold infestations altogether.

Having the knowledge needed to prevent mold damage situations from occurring in your Providence home saves you from potentially costly situations. However, if you ever run into something that you cannot handle, just remember, we are only a phone call away. We are available 24-7, including holidays and have the equipment, personnel, and training to tackle any size job.

SERVPRO technicians would like to share ten things you should know about Mold in your home:

1.) Certain types of mold spores may cause health effects in certain members of your family.

2.) Total elimination of microscopic mold spores found in your home is impossible to do.

3.) Removing the source of moisture and cleaning up infected areas is your primary goal.

4.) Properly maintain water sources to prevent mold growth from occurring at all.

5.) Maintain an indoor humidity level of 30-60% by properly ventilating bathrooms, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers.

6.) Damp or Wet materials should be dried properly within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

7.) Infected hard surfaces cleaned with a water-detergent combination that you dry completely will often survive a mold infestation.

8.) Correctly add insulation to cold surfaces where condensation exists.

9.) Do not install carpeting in areas that contain constant moisture sources such as, drinking fountains, sinks, or bathrooms.

10.) Mold can grow on virtually any substance, wood, paper, carpet, and foods are all affected.

Mold infestations do not need to be a regular occurrence in your home. Following these simple guidelines allows you an opportunity to avoid costly damages and help your family prevent dangerous situations. However, at SERVPRO we have also learned that mold has a way of avoiding detection by hiding in areas that may be hard to find. When this happens, professional services are needed to address the situation properly.

SERVPRO technicians use the latest techniques and offer you several services to mitigate any mold damage situation that occurs on your property. We can provide you with services to ensure a safe, healthy environment for you and your family to enjoy. Give SERVPRO of South Mecklenburg County a call when you need assistance (704) 847-8001.