Here’s What You Need to Know:
You may think mold is only something that grows or lives in old, unkempt homes or buildings, but the reality is mold can be present anywhere and on anything where moisture is present. Many assume mold is most commonly lurking between the walls or on the ceiling. The menacing fact about mold is that it can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and food.
How to Identify Mold
Trust your senses! Sometimes you are able to see it, but in most forms, its effects are related to a decline in air quality, and that makes you take notice. For example, any smell of mustiness is a telltale sign. You may also experience allergy-like symptoms like itchy, watery eyes or frequent sneezing. If poor air quality is your trigger it’s important to have your air tested. If you are able to visibly detect mold, contact the professionals and follow their advice on testing.
Ways to Clean & Remove Mold
A solution that gets you mold-free! Depending on the results of your air quality test or professional assessment (for visible mold), eliminating the mold and its spores is the end game.
Cleaning a space in a home, commercial, or institutional environment involves removing mold from the air, surface, or both. Misting, Micro-Cleaning and Fogging are all effective tactics.
According to the EPA, if mold is found on a non-porous surface and the area is less than 10 square feet, it is okay to clean the problem area without the professionals. Remember the most identified spots for mold to fester are found in attics, basements, and crawl spaces. That’s when the professionals are needed.
How to Prevent Mold
Keep it dry! We know there are certain spaces that naturally create a higher level of indoor humidity. Keeping levels of humidity in a safe zone of 30-40% helps minimize the opportunity for mold to grow indoors. That means keeping bathrooms and laundry rooms well vented to the outside. Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and exhaust fans all help in increasing ventilation. Because dry (low-moisture) air keep the mold out of the picture.
Looking for a professional assessment? The team of experts at SporeMasters is dedicated to helping their customers be (and stay) mold-free. Contact us, we’re here to help.