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Mold Prevention

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

The key to mold prevention is simple: moisture control. You can't mold-proof your home, but you can make it mold-resistant. 

Identify problem areas in your home and correct them. - See water spots in the ceiling and walls? There is water coming from somewhere.  Find the sorce and stop it.

Dry wet areas immediately. Mold can't grow without moisture, so tackle wet areas right away. Seepage into the basement after a heavy rainfall, accumulation from a leaky pipe, even a spill on the carpet should be dried within 24 to 48 hours

Direct water away from your home. If the ground around your home isn't sufficiently sloped away from the foundation, water may collect there and seep into your crawlspace or basement.

Improve air flow in your home. According to the EPA, as temperatures drop, the air is able to hold less moisture.    To increase circulation, open doors between rooms, move furniture away from walls, and open doors to closets that may be colder than the rooms they’re in. Let fresh air in to reduce moisture.

Again, mold proofing your home is not achievable.  However, following these few steps will help make it mold resistant.  However, as we know, even our best efforts sometimes do not hinder mold growth, and that is where SERVPRO of LaGrange Park/North Riverside comes in handy.  We are IICRC certified in mold remediation and will help make your home or business look “Like it never even happened.” Give SERVPRO of LaGrange Park/North Riverside  a call at 708-240-4873. 

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