Mold is a hassle that no one likes to deal with. Knowing how to prevent mold from coming into your home can save you both time and money.
Dry wet materials quickly. Mold needs moisture to grow, so leaving out wet clothes or towels can cause mold to spread rapidly. Mold grows within two days if it is given the right environment.
Keep your home clean and disinfect surfaces. Mold can grow on almost anything, from the neglected chairs in your patio to the socks behind your washing machine. Keeping your house clean regularly is a great prevention tactic against mold.
Keep the humidity levels below 50%. Some ways to do this are to use exhaust fans while cooking, use a dehumidifier, and verify that your AC unit is working correctly.
Signs of Mold
Mold growth is most common in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and crawl spaces. This is due to the higher level of moisture in the air present in these places. Learning the warning signs of mold can help you quickly identify if your home or office has a problem.
Here are some common signs of mold growth:
Colored, usually dark, spots on walls
Recent water damage
Increased allergy or respiratory problems
Failed water heaters
Water leaks under sink
Higher than 50% humidity inside household
Discoloration of shower tiles, specifically dark spots between them
Washing machine floods
Step One: Contact Devoted Restoration at 239-415-0000
The remediation process starts when you contact Devoted Restoration to handle the damage within your home or office. Our specialist will ask you some questions about the damage to determine what the next steps should be.
Step Two: Free Visual Inspection of Damage
Our team of certified professionals will then inspect the damage. Although mold can be visible, it can also hide beneath the surface of your flooring or walls. The Devoted team has technologies to assess the mold damage, both visible and hidden.
Step Three: Determine Scope of Work
Then we will determine the scope of work, developing a detailed plan to properly remediate the mold. This involves containment, air filtration, and mold removal.
Step Four: Remediation
Next, the remediation process begins. Our certified professionals will work diligently to remove the mold and keep you informed throughout the process.
Step Five: 3rd Party Hygienist Clearance Test
After the mold has been removed, a licensed 3rd party hygienist will come to the property and perform a clearance test. This test will confirm that all the mold has been removed, so that the restoration process may begin.
Step Six: Restoration
The restoration process looks different for each property. It may include replacing the drywall and adding a fresh coat of paint, or it could entail the complete reconstruction of several areas throughout your home or office. However long the process may take, the Devoted team will be with you every step of the way.