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You’ve Found Mold in Your Home. Now What?

12/2/2017 (Permalink)

You’ve Found Mold in Your Home. Now What?

It’s a story most homeowners in DeKalb, GA  have heard before. A musty smell coming from under the sink in the bathroom leads to a horrifying revelation: a large spot of black mold sitting beneath the pipes. How could this happen? How to get rid of it? Who do I call? These are questions that often run through a homeowner’s mind upon discovering black mold in their home. Here are a few tips for homeowners to avoid a friendly environment for mold and what to do should you discover it in your home.

Humid, Moist Environments

Living in a humid region, your risk for black mold is already higher than in many other places. This is because mold thrives on moisture. That’s not to say it’s the only cause, however. Mold exists in some form or another nearly everywhere, usually as small spores in the air. It may have chosen a moist environment to grow, but it very well could have entered your home through an open window or door, or even on your clothes. That being said, it’s important to keep your kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements as dry as possible, since those areas typically experience moisture problems and are where black mold is most commonly found.

Storm and Water Damage

If you’ve recently experienced a severe storm that brought water into your home, you should take action immediately. Not only can water damage severely damage the structural integrity of your home, it can cultivate an ideal environment for black mold if not treated immediately. In such events, your first course of action should be to call your local disaster restoration professional immediately. They can restore your home to its original state and prevent mold from growing in the first place.

If you have found black mold anywhere in your home, don’t try to handle it yourself. Your local restoration professional can also conduct mold cleanup procedures. Visit http://www.SERVPROnwdekalbdunwoodybrookhaven.com for more information on mold.

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