How to Curb Mold Damage
A moisture problem can quickly turn into a mold cleanup problem. Mold grows best in damp conditions, and as it is airborne, it spreads easily. Spores grow and bloom into colonies, and those colonies can release bacteria into the air. These tips will help you reduce the damage done by mold growth.
Turn Off Your Air Conditioning System
Mold spores are ever present in the air around you. Generally, that isn’t a problem, but it becomes one when those spores find a suitable place to grow and flourish. Mold spores move through the air easily, and an air conditioning system that moves the air through your property will spread the spores around until they land in the best environment for growth. Turning off your HVAC system will help to keep the spores stationary until they can be properly removed from the space.
Turn Off Your Water
Whether your moisture problem is from a leaky connection, a broken pipe, or flood conditions, turning off your water can only help to dry out your space. Moving water is always in danger of being deposited in the wrong place, and damp conditions are ideal for mold growth. Keep the problem isolated as long as possible by turning off your water at the main connection to avoid spreading the spores throughout the property.
Call a Professional
Mold spores cannot be completely removed from a space because they are airborne. However, a qualified professional can mitigate mold growth to keep it at a normal level. At SERVPRO of Edmonds we use specialized equipment like dehumidifiers to reduce the growth conditions and air filtration devices to remove the excess spores from the air.
If you have questions about curbing mold damage call the professionals at SERVPRO of Edmonds, 425-775-5723.