Tips for Mold

4/22/2014 3:08:00 PM


Tips on How to Make Your Home and Business Mold-Free

Mold is more than unsightly, it can have health impacts for those living and working in impacted buildings. Typically associated with ugly black spots on various surfaces, mold grows best in places that are warm and moist.

How to Prevent Mold Growth

Moisture is the leading factor in mold growth. Leaking pipes, poor insulation, and compromised exterior finishes (basement walls, windows, etc.) can elevate the level of moisture in areas of your building and facilitate mold growth. Your home and workplace must keep moisture in check to reduce mold spread. If you notice a musty odor, staining, or are having respiratory challenges it is time to investigate for mold:

4 Points to Check:

  1. Inspect the plumbing for leaks and damages.
  2. Ensure window and doors are properly sealed.
  3. Check basement wall for leaks
  4. Examine the roof for gaps and splits.

Place room dehumidifiers in strategic areas.

Why You Should Invest Money on Mold Removal and Mold Prevention

If you find mold during this process, it is time to get professional help in removing it. Mold is a health hazard — it can causes challenges for the members of your home, your employees or your customers. Exposure to mold is linked to asthma, lung infections, and other respiratory problems. Early symptoms of mold exposure may include itchy eyes, headaches, breathing difficulty, runny nose, and nausea. Given these considerations it is important to get professional advice. There are processes for the effective removal of mold — and often conventional wisdom (such as using bleach) does not hold true, and can make the problem worse.

If you need help removing mold, or fixing water damage make First General your First Call. We are here to help. Call or Visit First General.