Mold prevention tips for homeowners on how to keep your home safe and mold free.
What to do about mold prevention? Mold seems to happen when and where you least expect it. This article below has several tips on how to remain a mold free home. You think that you have found mold. So, what is a homeowner to do if you find mold? Give Water Damage Zone, Inc. a call to schedule an appointment for your free estimate.
Mold Prevention Tips
✔ When a water leak occurs it is important to act fast. If the damp material or area is dried out within the first 24 to 48 hours, typically mold will not grow. In the following days check the area regularly to ensure there is no mold.
✔ Clean and repair gutters on a regular basis as mold can being to grow and spread into the home.
✔ Ensure that the ground outside your home slopes away from the foundation so that water does not collect or enter the foundation.
✔ Keep the air conditioning drip pans clean. Also ensure that the drain lines are not obstructed and are flowing properly.
✔ Try to keep the indoor humidity low, below 60% but ideally somewhere between 30% and 50% relative humidity. An inexpensive moisture or humidity meter can be found at your local hardware store.
✔ If you notice condensation or moisture collecting on windows, walls or pipes, it is imperative to inspect your home in order to find the source of the increased humidity. Condensation can be a sign of high humidity or a possible plumbing leak. One found you should act quickly- dry the affected area, and call a professional water damage or mold remediation specialist.
Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520-1923 your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.
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Water Damage Zone, Inc.
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411