We are sharing 4 key areas where mold can grow indoors, as well as simple tips to control moisture levels. For effective mold removal, you need to address the cause of mold growth.
Since mold spores are present in the air, preventing them from entering indoor environments is impossible. Mold has been around for millions of years and is responsible for decomposing organic matter from trees, animals, and other elements of nature. There is no such thing as eliminating mold spores from your home, at least not completely.
However, there are many things you can do to prevent mold from growing inside your home, and it’s all centered around controlling moisture levels. Bio-One of Oceanside, a Certified Mold Remediation Contractor, can help you restore your house or property from mold damage. Our job is to tackle the mold scenario and provide you with honest insight into the most effective ways to prevent it from growing in the future.
The basement and crawl spaces are suitable areas for mold to grow, as they’re usually poorly ventilated and humid. Some people have their laundry room in the basement area, which creates an almost perfect environment for mold to grow and disseminate through the rest of the house.
A simple way to prevent mold from growing in your basement and crawl spaces is by regularly checking for water leaks and structural damage. You can also protect your home from the humidity that exudes from the ground by adding a protective layer of paint to the floor, especially if you have rugs, wood tiles, and other features that can be easily damaged by mold.
Besides the health repercussions, the main danger associated with mold damage inside your home is that it consumes the surface where it’s growing. Bio-One of Oceanside's mold removal technicians are trained to properly contain areas that have been impacted by mold. We use the latest technology to eliminate the dangerous mycotoxins segregated by mold!
Mold can grow in damp environments. It’s important to regularly check for water leaks around and under the kitchen sink and around the fridge. If there has been a flood in the house, it is of utmost priority to dry the surfaces and ventilate them to prevent humidity and mold damage.
As it grows, mold can damage the kitchen structure (wood, plywood, or laminated wood). Unfortunately, mold may cause irreversible damage to these structures, and teardowns will be necessary to remediate the house or property from the damage. Bio-One of Oceanside works with contractors to help restore properties to their original condition.
A bathroom is suitable for mold growth because there are usually moderate humidity levels. Daily practices and routines like leaving a damp towel in the bathroom or not having a proper ventilation system can create the perfect environment for quick mold dissemination.
You can check for water leaks under the sink and around the bathtub/shower area. Incorporate regularly washed rugs, and ensure an exhaust fan or other ventilation system is active when you’re using the shower. Avoid leaving damp towels (as always, hygiene is one the most effective ways to prevent all sorts of house-related damage).
Key recommendations include promptly fixing any water-related damage, such as leaks in pipes, roofs, windows, gutters, around the HVAC system, etc. Keep a close eye on maintenance in your HVAC system and try to ventilate your house regularly: open the windows and let the air circulate. Lastly, consider getting a dehumidifier, as it can help with allergies and other conditions resulting from high humidity.
If your house or property is infested with mold, Bio-One of Oceanside can help you. Highly contaminated areas can result in respiratory health complications and severe structural damage to buildings and properties, and it’s important to tackle the problem soon, as mold can grow very quickly.
We strive to provide you with the most transparent service. That’s why we utilize a third-party mold tester to ensure our work is honest and not checked by ourselves. That being said, our specialists also have the knowledge and expertise to offer you a free mold inspection to discover the potential water intrusion and use evidence to educate clients on the most likely areas where mold would have grown.
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