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The signs of mold in your home

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Mold damage affecting the walls of a home We are here to help keep your home mold safe and mold-free.

You may not realize it, but mold could be lurking within your home. Be on the lookout for these signs of a possible mold infestation:

  1. Water damage

Unattended water damage can lead to mold, as moisture creates an ideal environment for mold spores to thrive.

  1. Leaks

If there is a leak in your home, it can eventually lead to water damage as well as produce those prime, moist conditions mold requires.

  1. Humidity

When a home has humid conditions, the moisture in the air is higher. High humidity can produce condensation and excess water, providing an ample food source for mold spores.

  1. Condensation

A lot of condensation means that there is a lot of moisture and there could potentially be a mold problem. Mold can grow anywhere where there is condensation build up.

  1. Rust

Condensation could cause rusting in the home. If you notice rust on pipes you may have a higher moisture level and mold problems.

  1. Warping

Materials such as drywall and wood can warp if moisture is present. Warped walls may mean a mold problem is present.

  1. Deterioration

Moisture issues can lead to paint chipping, wallpaper peeling, and other materials deteriorating, so keep an eye out for deterioration in your home.

  1. Strange odor

You may smell a musty, moldy odor in your home. The worse the smell the higher the possibility of mold growing in that location.

  1. Health problems

Indoor mold can begin to affect the health of residents who are exposed to it. You or a family member may experience symptoms of mold exposure, such as itchy, watery eyes, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, sneezing, headaches, and respiratory issues.

  1. Visible mold

Obviously if you see mold, you have mold in your home. Be aware that even if there is visible mold that may not be the only affected area in your home.

 Upon receiving a confirmation that mold is in fact in your home, contact our Kempsville/Military Circle mold Remediation Company to safely and properly remove the mold. Attempting to remove the mold without the help of a professional may aggravate the situation as some mold spores may be accidentally missed or spread. SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle is your trusted mold remediation/mold removal professionals, helping keep you mold safe and mold free!

Steps To Prevent Mold

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Here Mold Everywhere

July 15, 2019

Mold is everywhere around us and it can be particularly stressful to find out you have a mold problem in your home. Depending on the area and the cause of the problem, it is often a costly and time-consuming remediation process. However, you are not powerless to stop it and you can take the following mold prevention steps.

  1. Inspect Pipes Regularly

One of the biggest culprits of mold problems is water damage from leaky pipes or roofs. No matter how seemingly small, all leaks need to be properly fixed. Monitor them closely and call in professionals if needed. They can measure the water pressure within your pipes and reduce the stress on them by making adjustments.

  1. Monitor Humidity

Mold grows especially well in humid environments. It’s important that your home doesn’t have higher than 50% humidity in any room. Most home repair stores sell hygrometers, which tell you the humidity level indoors. These levels can change throughout the day, so take several measurements in each room. Dehumidifiers and air conditioning can help lower levels, and any room with high humidity should have ventilation added.

  1. Pay Attention to Bathrooms and Kitchens

Bathrooms and kitchens are particularly susceptible to mold growth. Hot showers or steamy dishwashing creates a perfect environment for water condensation to build up on the walls or floors. Avoid carpeting these areas, since they hold onto moisture and make it difficult to spot mold problems below the surface. Remove any visible mold on shower doors or walls using a bleach, vinegar or borax solution.

  1. Check the Basement

Because they are below the surface, basement walls tend to collect moisture from the ground and rain. Regularly monitor basement walls for any sign of leaks or water damage. If water has leaked into the area, remove anything that can’t be thoroughly dried, such as carpet or upholstery.