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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Defense Against Mold Growth

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can grow anywhere, where there is an accumulation in moisture.

Prompt mitigation is vital to avoid mold growth, which can be visible in as little as 24-48 hours under certain conditions.

The best approach is preventing mold before it becomes a problem. The key to mold prevention is simple: moisture control.

Prevention

  • Keep the humidity between 30 to 60 percent

You can measure humidity levels with a moisture meter or by being attentive to potential problem areas in your home.

  • Provide for proper drainage away from building foundations

Directing water away from your home with a proper drainage system.

  • Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks

Drying the wet area and restoring it to its original condition before any moisture seeps in.

  • Keep gutters and drains clear of debris

Having your gutters cleaned and inspected for any damages, especially after a storm.

  1. Inspection

Inspecting the roof, windows, and other areas where water might enter the building, and perform necessary maintenance.

Just like keeping your gutters cleaned, you want to inspect your roof, windows, etc., where water can seep through and collect moisture.

  1. Respond to all water intrusions

Don't hesitate to clean up any water.