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2 Tips to Prevent Mold Growth

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 2 Tips to Prevent Mold Growth This water damage would have encouraged mold growth if we hadn't made it "Like it never even happened!"

Mold is a problem in many homes in Catawba County. Because it can cause allergic reactions and structural damage, many homeowners want to get rid of mold growth as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are a couple of things you can do to prevent it altogether!

  1. Immediately address water damage. Mold spores are virtually everywhere—both indoors and outdoors. But when these spores come into contact with moisture, that’s when they begin to activate and begin growing in the form of mold colonies. After having water damage, you need to dry it out quickly and efficiently. Depending on the type and amount of water, we recommend hiring a water damage restoration company for the best results.

  1. Regulate your indoor humidity levels. As we mentioned, moisture is one of the key factors in encouraging mold growth, but it does not have to come from water damage. In some cases, moisture from the air or condensation can fuel growth. That’s why it’s important to regulate your humidity. You can do this by allowing air to circulate, using a dehumidifier, or by lowering the temperature.

Mold can be a problem, but some steps can be taken to prevent it from becoming an issue. If you do have mold, however, you can contact our remediation experts at SERVPRO of Catawba County West at (828) 322-4400!

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