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Found nearly everywhere, Mold is a common fungus that typically grows best in warm, damp environments like those that are found throughout the Emerald Coast. Often it multiplies as microscopic spores,and travels through the air, finding its new home on structures such as drywall, flooring and other materials in your home. Here are some of the most common places mold can be found:
- (HVAC) Heating and Air System
- Water Heater Room
- Doors and Windows
- Crawl Spaces
- Any Moist Areas
- Behind Ceiling Tiles
- Under Carpets
How can you prevent Mold?
Mold often becomes a problem in your home when moisture is present for an extended period of time. If undetected, mold can multiply quickly, and present potential health risks for you and your family. Here are a few ways you can help to prevent mold from infesting your home:
- Control the humidity levels in your home
- Fix or seal leaky roofs, windows, and pipes
- Carefully clean and dry your carpets, furniture and walls after water flooding
- Ensure proper ventilation in shower, laundry, and cooking areas
What should I do if I have mold in my home?
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), if you discover mold in your home, you should hire a professional mold detection company, such as AdvantaClean of the Emerald Coast, for safe and comprehensive removal.