3 Things to Do if You Have Mold Growth
Most homeowners are concerned when they discover they have a mold problem—after all, mold can cause some health issues and structural damage if it’s left alone. While you should attempt to have mold growth addressed, there are certain steps you should take.
- Identify and rectify the water source. In order for mold to grow, it needs moisture. That’s why one of the most important steps you can take is to identify how the mold is getting moisture and take steps to stop it. Otherwise, any remediation work will eventually be undone when the mold grows back.
- Call a mold remediation company. Unless the mold is covering a small area, it’s best to call in professionals. In addition to performing proper remediation, a mold remediation company will set up a containment zone to ensure that mold spores do not spread to other, unaffected areas where growth could occur.
- Prevent future mold growth. The best way to avoid mold concerns is to take steps that prevent it from growing in the first place. In addition to immediately drying any visible moisture, it’s important to keep humidity levels low, allow air to circulate, and to keep temperatures cool when possible.
Mold can be a major nuisance, but with the proper steps, you can mitigate its impact and stop it from attacking your home. If you have mold growth in your home, call SERVPRO of Catawba County West today at (828) 322-4400!