At first, you don’t notice the tiny speck of mold in the damp corner of your bathroom. After a few days, that tiny speck has populated into a colony of mold. You act quickly but who do you call? With each passing day the mold spreads more and more.
Preventing mold from infiltrating your home is easier than trying to fight it after it has already appeared. Water leaks and humidity are the main cause of mold infestation. Chances are, if it goes unnoticed, mold already exists. Mold grows fast, especially on damp surfaces it takes 24 to 48 hours. The airborne spores they produce can cause severe respiratory and health issues.
Here are 3 easy tips to prevent mold:
- Repair leaks
Maintain a low level of humidity, under 60 percent if possible and allow proper ventilation in areas likely to hold moisture such as the bathroom or basement. Sunlight is a great source of natural light. Try to keep windows open or lift the blinds to allow the sun-rays to work their magic. Dry, clean, and sanitize surfaces and all items before storage. Repair old pipes and leaky roofs. These tips should help fight mold before it arrives.
However, if you find yourself in desperate need of mold removal, then it must be taken care of by a qualified professional. There are many companies that specialize in mold removal and will help you immediately. Typically they offer available 24/7 and offer same day service. Call your local specialist for fast, comprehensive mold remediation so that your environment is safe for everyone.