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Ways to Prevent the Need for Mold Remediation in Your Home in Eagle River, WI

January 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

When your home experiences a mold problem, your first thought may be to wonder if it’s the infamous “black mold” you’ve heard of. The truth is, most molds are not black mold (Stachybotrys), but all molds do need to be treated with the same precaution.

Mold is a microorganism that needs oxygen, moisture, and a food source to grow. It occurs naturally anywhere where these three components exist. Mold becomes a problem when it overgrows and exists beyond safe levels. Gypsum, porous wood, insulation, fiberboard, and drywall are all great energy sources for mold to feed on and with the right amount of humidity, the mold will spread quickly.

Black mold produces mycotoxins, compounds that are hazardous to people. They can cause skin irritation, respiratory issues, hemorrhaging, and nausea. However, it’s not one of the common indoor molds such as Cladosporium, Aspergillus, Alternaria, and Penicillium.

One way to prevent mold from growing is to eliminate one of the components needed for its survival. The easiest one to eliminate is moisture. Using a dehumidifier to keep the humidity levels in your home at less than 50% is one of the best ways to keep moisture levels low. Identifying specific areas that have higher moisture levels, such as your bathroom or kitchen, is imperative to preventing mold growth. Such areas will require more attention to keep moisture levels low. Properly ventilate those areas by opening windows and using vent fans. If you do find mold, the technicians at ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services can identify problem areas in your home to help prevent the recurrence of mold in those same areas again.

Its also important to note that mold remediation is not mold removal. Mold remediation means getting mold back to its natural levels so it’s safe for you to be in your home.

It’s a headache to find mold in your home and dealing with the remediation process is even more daunting.

ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services will give you peace of mind, providing top quality mold remediation services in Eagle River, WI. We are available 24/7 to help you get back to enjoying your safe abode.


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