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How to Prevent Mold Growth?

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

drywall with mold near vent Mold Growth

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. The most common cause of mold is water intrusion. SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian handles water damages every day and knows prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.

Review these prevention tips our team developed:

Clean and Ventilate Your Bathroom. Mold growing in bathroom tile Mold grows quickly and thrives in warm, moist areas. It’s important to stop mold from spreading before it starts growing on walls and other locations. The best way to avoid mold growth is to keep your home clean and dry.

Keep humidity levels in your home as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. You can buy a meter to check your home’s humidity at a home improvement store. Humidity levels change over the course of a day so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.

Fix plumbing leaks as soon as possible. Standing water can grow bacteria and mold in as little as 48 hours. Mold needs moisture to grow and the best way to prevent this from happening is to cut the liquid source from them. As soon as a pipe or roof leaks, wet materials, especially drywall which is high in cellulose, should be removed and replaced.

Got Mold? Call SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian 

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