Do you believe you have a mold problem?
It should be noted that mold is actually everywhere. Each individual will react differently to the allergens associated to mold spores. Mold spores begin to thrive and colonize when moisture or humidity is added to the environment. Mold spores are actually for breaking down cellulose materials alongside mother nature. With that said, mold will actually not disappear on its own unless it has been properly removed and the environment surrounding it is no longer conductive to its growth.
Something we get asked a lot is how to prevent mold from growing in your home or business. The answer is actually quite simple. Keep it dry! IF it does not have water or moisture it cannot grow.
How can you keep your house dry?
Prevent excessive moisture levels in the air in the home by using the exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens where moisture is often generated. Make sure the air from your clothes dryer exhausts from the house. Also avoid using a humidifier. Look for areas of dampness or wet spots. This can include roofs, windows, basement walls and plumbing pipes. If a leak happens, dry the wet materials as quickly as possible. Mold spores begin to grow 24-48 hours after a water leak. Small recurring or continuous leaks that are hidden in walls, ceilings or floors present a different challenge since mold growth could be extensive before it is detected. Watch out for dampness under sinks, in bathrooms and below bathrooms or other areas where plumbing is located.
If you suspect you have a mold issue, the first step you should do is contact a mold or air quality inspector. Once it has been confirmed that you do have a mold issue, SERVPRO of Columbia and Suwannee Counties can come in and completely clean and rid your home or business of the mold. “Like it never even happened” is only one call away at (386)754-0261.