Mold. One of the scariest things that can happen in your home.
There are plenty of reasons why mold could be growing in your humble abode, all having to do with one key element: excess moisture.
Mold can grow anywhere from carpet to food and even areas inside of walls surrounding leaking pipes. Mold can be troublesome to fix and
cause some health issues, so it is important to try and prevent mold before it can become a problem.
The best method of mold prevention is moisture control.
Start by identifying any areas that would be the perfect home for mold to grow. Such as flooding basements, water stains, or moist corners.
Take care of those areas by either taking out any wet carpet, repairing damaged gutters, or installing mold resistant products.
If you find any wet areas, make sure to dry them. Mold can't grow without any moisture, so handling these areas as quickly as possible will
definitely be a benefit. Even taking care of something as small as wet clothes in the washing machine or drying the walls after a nice, steamy shower are
simple steps that can stop mold in its tracks.
Make sure your home is properly ventilated. Either when taking a shower, cooking dinner, or doing laundry, you can open the windows or use dehumidifiers
to help control the moisture in your home. Utilize that exhaust fan!
Call SERVPRO of Irvine if you feel that mold is an issue in your home.