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Preventing Mold by Preventing Water Damage

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

After you’ve handled mold cleanup and remediation, proper mold prevention can keep it from coming back.

Water is everywhere – and so is mold, a pervasive pest and infestation that needs water to sprout from fungal spores into a full-on mold outbreak. That may make mold seem like an inevitability, but you have control over the mold in your Bradenton, FL, home; you have options for mold prevention. All you need to do to prevent mold is to prevent water damage.

Understanding the Different Types of Water Damage

Water damage in your home can take on many forms, but the most common and most likely to lead to mold growth are the following:

• Leaking roofs and windows, soaking water into insulation, windowsills, drywall, carpet, and other matter within the home
• Damaged or leaking pipes
• Broken or leaking appliances that cause puddling or standing water, or heavy condensation
• Humidity in the air caused by your climate or by showers and steam from the stove
• Flooding and storm damage

Mold prevention involves recognizing these common sources of growth and eliminating them before an infestation can take hold and spread.

What If I Already Have Mold?

You can still prevent additional spread of the infestation. Mold remediation and containment can be critical once you’ve discovered mold growth. You may need to shut off your HVAC system to prevent proliferation of mold spores throughout air ducts and do your best to seal off the area where the mold is growing before quickly scrubbing it off. Mold remediation specialists can also help you find the hidden sources of mold and eradicate them.

Once I Get Rid of Mold, Will It Come Back?

After you’ve handled mold cleanup and remediation, proper mold prevention can keep it from coming back – though you can never be rid of it entirely. The spores will always exist in your environment, but the key is keeping them from growing into mold by depriving them of the moisture they need to enter their next stage of development. For more information, visit http://www.SERVPROwestbradentonannamaria.com/. 

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