How to Prevent Mold Problems: Key Steps You Need to Take to Prevent Mold in Your Home or Business

December 3, 2020

Mold can enter your home or business in a multitude of ways. Your clothing and shoes and even your pets can bring in mold from the outside, inside. 

Heating and air systems can also contribute to bringing mold into your home or business. Windows, vents, and open doors can also be prone to letting in mold as well.

While it’s important to note that all mold is not dangerous; some mold can be detrimental to your health. For instance, a stuffy nose, sore throat, wheezing and coughing, skin rash and burning eyes can all occur due to mold. More severely, those who have chronic lung disease can get lung infections from mold.Areas that consist of moisture, or areas where flooding has occurred are specifically prone to mold growth. Mold growth may also occur on upholstery, wallpaper, paints and carpet - along with other surfaces.

Key Steps to Take to Prevent Mold Growth

Ensure Proper Airflow

Airflow throughout your home or business should be moving about properly.You can promote this by ensuring that you are using exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms and they are venting outside of your home or business. Moreover, make sure that your dryer is able to properly vent outside.Call on Onsite Restoration for an initial consultation. Let our trusted residential contractors inspect your home or business!

Keep Humidity Levels Low

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An AC unit and dehumidifier can assist with keeping humidity at proper levels.You want to keep humidity levels below 50%. To keep track of this, you may want to purchase a humidity meter which can be found at most home improvement stores.Our IICRC Certified technicians are pros when it comes to discovering potential hazards and damage. Just see what others have to say about us here!

Address Leaks

Some leaks can go undetected until it’s too late. However it is imperative that as soon as you notice signs of a leak, that you call Onsite Restoration’s residential or commercial contractors for a consultation.Any leaks that are in your roof, plumbing, and walls can contribute to unwanted mold growth. Prevent mold growth from occurring by addressing leaks ASAP.Visit our sister company’s website, Goodfriend Roofing, to find out how you can identify leaks within your home or business.

Other Tips for Preventing Mold Growth

  • After a flood, clean and dry out your home or business within 24-48 hours
  • Use mold destroying products when cleaning your bathroom
  • Any carpeting that has been wet and cannot be dried immediately should be removed or replaced

Keep you home or business Mold free; Call on Onsite Restoration for any of your remediation needs!

When you choose Onsite Restoration for your restoration project, we will exceed your expectations. Our general contractor has over 14 years of experience working on both residential and commercial projects.We specialize in water damage, water remediation, fire damage and storm damage from minor issues to total home losses! We are also state-licensed, insured and IICRC certified.Our project managers and certified technicians provide professional and clear communication when it comes to your project. Onsite Restoration works with insurance claims as well, partnering with public adjusters, we work for you, not your insurance company.Ready to schedule your consultation? Contact us at 813-579-5789 / contact@onsiteresidential.com

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