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3 Areas Where You May Need Mold Remediation

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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When mold grows in your home, it can lower air quality and can cause health effects. All mold needs to grow is a cool, dark place with a source of moisture. While mold is most often found in the basement of homes, there are a few other places where it can grow as well. Learn more about them below so if needed, you are prepared to take the necessary mold remediation steps. 

3 Ares Where Mold May Grow Indoors

1. Ventilation 
Because you are unable to see inside ducts, mold may grow inside them without your knowledge. This is often due to high humidity inside the ducts, leading to condensation. If you notice your nasal passages are irritated and the vents have a musty odor, you may need mold remediation- the ventilation system can spread mold spores throughout your home, and you won't be able to efficiently clean inside of the ducts yourself.

2. In Carpet
Because their fibers trap dust that mold spores can feed one, carpets can quickly become a home to unwanted mold. All it takes is an accidental spill, and the mold spores have enough moisture to grow. You can minimize the risk by vacuuming regularly and cleaning up spills as soon as they happen. If mold does grow, hire a mold remediation professional for the best chance at saving the carpet. 

3. Under Sinks
The cool darkness beneath kitchen and bathroom sinks create a hospitable environment for mold, and if the faucet or drain leaks, mold can thrive. The best way to avoid this problem is by keeping your plumbing well-maintained. Clean under the sinks regularly to kill off mold spores that may be waiting for the chance to grow. 

Homeowners in Florida can get total mold remediation services from SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach. Their technicians will asses your home for common sites of mold growth and eradicate the mold colonies so you can breathe easy. They also offer water and fire damage restoration services to help you recover after a disaster. Call 904-429-4457 to set up an appointment and visit online to learn about what other services are offered.  

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