Do You Have Mold?
Found nearly everywhere, Mold is a common fungus that typically grows best in warm, damp environments. 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 do I prevent mold growth?
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:
- Ensure your home does not have a humidity issue.
- Repairor seal leaky roofs, windows, and pipes.
- Inspect appliances to ensure they are properly ventilated.
- If you experience water damage, be sure the extraction of the water and drying are done professionally.
- Ensure proper ventilation in shower, laundry, and cooking areas
I have mold in my home... Can't I just bleach it?
Many people believe that since bleach is an effective cleaning agent for mold on non-porous surfaces it will be sufficient to remove mold from semi-porous surfaces such as wood and drywallbut thats far from the case!
Bleach is a solution composed of chlorine and mostly water and can actually make your mold issue worse.
I have mold in my home or building... what should I do?
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), if you discover mold in your home, you should hire a certified mold professional, such as AdvantaClean of Southwest Washington, for safe and comprehensive mold removal.
If you have mold in your home or business call us today! (360) 207-2814