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How To Prevent Mold Growth In Your Home

Keep your home safe with these few tips on how to prevent mold growth.

Keep your home safe with these few tips on how to prevent mold growth.

Mold can have a significant impact on your home and those living in it, as toxic mold can cause a variety of health issues. Every homeowner should know these basic tips on how to prevent mold growth in their home, and the places most vulnerable to mold. If you have mold in your home, call Smith & Son’s for our mold remediation cleanup services today!

Preventing Moisture

Mold mainly needs organic materials to feed on and moisture to grow in a home. While we can’t avoid organic materials such as wood, we can do our best to avoid moisture. Leaky air-conditioning duct joints can create a moist environment, as can washing machines in a room without a floor drain or hose connections. For these situations, seal all duct joints with an adhesive, and always provide a floor drain near your washing machine. The overflow pan can sit directly under the machine, or install a 1-inch lip at the room’s doorway for laundry rooms on the main level or second-story.

Ventilation

Since the bathroom is the main room with moisture and humidity, it needs to be well ventilated. An exhaust fan is great for circulating air and removing moisture. Be sure to hang your towels up by spreading them out to dry quickly, as wet items left in a pile on the floor are a breeding ground for mold, especially in a moist and humid room. Also, wipe down your shower at the end of most nights, and choose shower curtains that dry quickly and clean easily.

Mold Remediation Cleanup

If you need mold remediation cleanup, call Smith & Son’s today. Our services include the following: an inspection to find where the moisture is coming from, containment of the mold, filtration to remove mold spores from the air, removing mold growth from affected areas, cleaning any materials that could be harboring mold spores, and completing any restoration work as needed.

Mold Removal & Remediation Service from Smith & Son’s

If you are ready for skilled and quick mold removal and remediation services at any time of day, Smith & Son’s Contracting has the expertise, quality, and experience in the restoration and insurance industries you need. We don’t settle for less, and you shouldn’t either. For an exceptional job at an honest price throughout the state of Maryland and Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-800-246-3782 for 24/7 insurance home emergency service. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.

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