Keeping Mold Out of Your House This Winter
As spring approaches, you may be doing some Spring cleaning and realize that your house has been harboring and unwelcome guest: mold. The fact of the matter is that this issue started far before Spring began. Mold has the ability to really grow almost anywhere that moisture is present. The spores of mold are carried by air currents which begin to grow once they land on surfaces. Here are some precautions you can take during the winter months to ensure that mold does not make an appearance in your home…
In general, making sure all areas are clean is a good first step to ensuring that mold does not have a place to grow. During these months, especially after rainy seasons it’s important to make sure that you have good air circulation in areas of your home, especially in places that could be susceptible to moisture. This could be areas like near your windows, kitchen areas, laundry rooms, and bathrooms. Where there is moisture, make sure there are also methods and tools available to dry those area and keep air circulating.
Additionally, if you know if the forecast that rain is approaching, take some proactive steps to preparing your home to stay dry during the season. If you home slopes downward and water can pool near the base of your home, make sure you are prepared with enough sandbags to line the foot of your property. Make sure that seals near and around doors, drains, and windows are properly in tact. Finally, make sure your storm drains and rain gutters are cleared so that rain water can be driven away from your home and not clogged at any bases.
If your roof is leaking, you discover mold on a wall, or suspect internal water damage to a wall, SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas is here to help 24/7. Most importantly though, take proper safety precautions. If you need additional assistance in anything from checking seals to cleaning your rain gutters, call a professional. SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas has local business we can refer you to, please call us today to find out more.