How to Monitor Mold in Your Home
Mold prevention in your home begins with knowing areas prone to mold growth. Mold can be contained and mitigated but often requires expert intervention. Here are a few things to understand about maintaining your home:
Keep humid areas clean and dry in your home
Curb the amount of mildew build up in your bathroom and under sinks by frequently checking to see if they are dry. Clean the surrounding areas with a powerful cleaning solution like bleach. Be careful not to scrub or wipe the areas clean if mildew is suspected because this can allow it to spread.
Address moisture problems early
While mold is common in a South Florida home, water damage or wet areas typically cause mold to grow into colonies. Fix any leaks (roofs, faucets, sinks) as soon as you find them so that they do not lead to mold damage in the home. Be sure to address ventilation and air quality, by using tools such as a purifier and even testing the air quality. Have air vents inspected by professionals to properly inspect the system. For a mold inspection, consult SERVPRO of West Palm Beach by calling 561-795-5410.
Know that you always can’t detect mold by sight or smell alone
SERVPRO of West Palm Beach partners with labs to make sure the samples are tested properly. I can maintain a quality level of documenting. We monitor atmospheric conditions before, during and after remediation. We complete a pre-test and post-test of mold which counts the level of mold spores and humidity in a space. This thorough reporting provides insurance companies with the information they need to process a claim quickly and accurately. Proper testing also informs the technicians on how and where to move forward with remediation. Our clients, the policyholders, can trust the SERVPRO team to with vetted and qualified vendors to accomplish what at home-testing kits cannot.
Maintaining the cleanliness and air quality may be something you do on your own but remember that dangerous mold can hide behind walls and surfaces. If you have any mold concerns, call our Certified Mold Remediation crew to help make sure your home is safe from mold. For more information on our advanced mold remediation techniques and equipment visit our Mold Remediation and Restoration webpage.