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How To Control Mold Growth In Your Home

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Indoor air quality matters a lot to our health, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, and that the air we breathe indoors is more polluted than the outdoor air.

There is no need to take a wrecking ball to the entire house at the sight of a little mold. Focus your mold removal and mold remediation efforts on the area where the water and mold growth is occurring by removing the mold at its source and eliminating the water source.

You can control mold by doing the following in your home: controlling humidity levels; promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes; thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding; ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas. Controlling the humidity levels, by keeping the levels low- no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low.  Fixing leaky roofs, pipes, and windows and completely drying out any wet materials will prohibit mold growth in your home. Having a ventilation fan in the bathroom, cooking areas, and laundry rooms will cut down on the moisture levels which allow mold to grow.   

If you suspect that you have mold in your home, give SERVPRO of LaGrange Park/North Riverside a call at 708-240-4873.  We will send our trained professionals to your home to remove the mold, and help you feel comfortable in your home again.

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